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Top 10: Worst January Transfer Window Panic Signings - 2 - Alves to Middlesbrough
Published : 19 Dec 2011 16:13:38
Afonso Alves - Heerenveen to Middlesbrough, £12.7m
His goal-to-game ratio in Holland was better than a goal a game, so when the Brazilian International signed for Middlesbrough in 2008, expectations were high.
He moved to Teeside from Heerenveen for £12.7m but he could only manage 10 goals for Boro in 42 games.
Middlesbrough were relegated just a year-and-a-half after he joined the club.
Afonso Alves moved to Qatar, never to be seen again.