Guess the player from their transfer history

by Dan Mobbs

Unexpected loan moves, controversial defections to local rivals, surprise moves abroad and even pushing remedies for erectile dysfunction are all documented in detail during a player’s career, but if only their transfer history is revealed, a world renowned international star can hide behind their simple, arduous, or unusual career path.

The club-by-club careers of stars from home and abroad, past and present are featured below and if you name all 50 puzzlers, the The Ball Game (1980) by Jimmy Greaves could be yours. Wanting to distance himself from the book’s central character, Greaves named him Jackie Groves and he’s damn successful with the ladies, as the book’s overture alludes to.

“Miss America said she preferred to be on top of me. I wasn’t arguing. My muscles were still aching after that evening’s match. I was content to lie back and let her do the work.

“She was kneeling with her thighs either side of my waist when the bedroom door swung open and four shapely female figures came in from the corridor. They were all wearing sheer nylon stockings. Over their faces.”

Congratulations to Andy for correctly answering all 50 puzzlers and winning the above smutty book. The competition has now closed, but this will remain live as a bit of fun, and there are plenty more to test yourself with here.

Good luck.


Score:


1. Santos » Barcelona


2. Shrewsbury Town » Manchester City » Tranmere Rovers (loan) » Blackpool (loan) » Birmingham City (loan)


3. Ajax » Milan » Juventus » Barcelona (loan) » Inter » Tottenham Hotspur » Ajax » Crystal Palace » Barnet


4. Feyenoord » Arsenal » Manchester United


5. Santos » New York Cosmos


6. Aston Villa » Wolverhampton Wanderers » Watford » Walsall » Forest Green Rovers


7. Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » Marseille » Sheffield Wednesday » Falkirk » Bradford City » Sunderland » Burnley » Torquay United » Worksop Town » Glapwell » Stocksbridge Park Steels


8. Bologna » Sampdoria » Lazio » Leicester City (loan)


9. Oviedo » Celta B » Celta » Rayo Vallecano » Swansea City


10. Ajax » Barcelona » Los Angeles Aztecs » Washington Diplomats » Levante » Ajax » Feyenoord


11. Gremio » Paris Saint-Germain » Barcelona » Milan » Flamengo » Atletico Mineiro


12. Carlisle United » Vancouver Whitecaps » Manchester United » Vancouver Whitecaps » Newcastle United » Liverpool » Everton » Newcastle United » Bolton Wanderers » Manchester City (loan) » Fulham » Hartlepool United » Melbourne Knights


13. Watford » Liverpool » Newcastle United » Charlton Athletic » Celtic


14. KB » Brondby » Lazio » Juventus » Barcelona » Real Madrid » Vissel Kobe » Ajax


15. Newell’s Old Boys » River Plate » Boca Juniors » Fiorentina » Roma » Inter (loan) » Al Arabi


16. Cerezo Osaka » Borussia Dortmund » Manchester United


17. Uniao Sao Paulo » Palmeiras » Inter » Real Madrid » Fenerbache » Corinthians » Anzhi Makhachkala


18. Cobh Ramblers » Nottingham Forest » Manchester United » Celtic


19. Argentinos Juniors » Boca Juniors » Barcelona » Napoli » Sevilla » Newell’s Old Boys » Boca Juniors


20. Standard Liege » Everton


21. Lazio » Ternana (loan) » Juventus » Napoli » Milan » Celtic » Sheffield Wednesday » West Ham United » Charlton Athletic » Lazio » Cisco Roma


22. Monaco » Juventus » Arsenal » Barcelona » New York Red Bulls » Arsenal (loan)


23. Leyton Orient » West Bromwich Albion » Real Madrid » Manchester United (loan) » Sporting Gijon (loan) » Marseille » Leicester City » Rayo Vallecano » Charleroi » Wimbledon » Rayo Vallecano


24. Hogaborgs BK » Helsingborgs IF » Feyenoord » Celtic » Barcelona » Helsingborgs IF » Manchester United (loan) » Hogaborgs BK


25. Nottingham Forest » Sampdoria » Sheffield Wednesday » Nottingham Forest


26. Ajax » Hamburger SV » Real Madrid » Tottenham Hotspur » Hamburger SV


27. Real Madrid » Schalke 04 » Al Sadd


28. Boca Juniors » Corinthians » West Ham United » Manchester United » Manchester City » Juventus


29. Hebros » CSKA Sofia » Barcelona » Parma » Barcelona » CSKA Sofia » Al-Nassr » Kashiwa Reysol » Chicago Fire » DC United


30. Toulon » RC Paris » Brest » Paris Saint-Germain » Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » Aston Villa » Everton


31. Migty Barolle » Invincible Eleven » Africa Sports » Tonnerre Yaounde » Monaco » Paris Saint-Germain » Milan » Chelsea (loan) » Manchester City » Marseille » Al-Jazira


32. Partick Thistle » Watford » Celtic » Nantes » Rangers » Everton » Hearts » Falkirk » Kansas City Wizards


33. Rive Plate » Hellas Verona » Atalanta » Roma » Benfica » Boca Juniors » Atalanta » Dundee » Rangers » Qatar SC » Wembley


34. Herediano » Derby County » West Ham United » Manchester City » Malaga » Al-Gharafa » Herediano » Roario Central » FC Tokyo » Chicago Fire


35. Udinese » Portsmouth » Inter » Sunderland (loan) » Milan


36. Manchester United » Preston North End » Waterford United


37. Hayes » Queens Park Rangers » Brentford (loan) » Besiktas (loan) » Newcastle United » Tottenham Hotspur » West Ham United » Leicester City » Bolton Wanderers » Reading » Watford


38. Cruzeiro » PSV » Barcelona » Inter » Real Madrid » Milan » Corinthians


39. Nancy » Saint-Etienne » Juventus


40. Huddersfield Town » Manchester City » Torino » Manchester United » Manchester City


41. Welling United » Weymouth » Southampton » Norwich City » Chelsea » Aston Villa » Middlesbrough » West Bromwich Albion


42. Cannes » Bordeaux » Juventus » Real Madrid


43. Dynamo Kyiv » Shakhtar Donetsk » Manchester United » Everton » Fiorentina » Rangers » Manchester City (loan) » Southampton » Al-Hilal » Saturn Moscow Oblast » Krylia Sovetov


44. Paris Saint-Germain » Arsenal » Real Madrid » Paris Saint-Germain » Liverpool (loan) » Manchester City » Fenerbache » Bolton Wanderers » Chelsea » Shanghai Shenhua » Juventus (loan) » West Bromwich Albion


45. Workington » Halifax » Barrow » Sheffield Wednesday » Rochdale » Nottingham Forest » Blackpool » Shrewsbury Town » Norwich City » Wigan Athletic


46. Bayern Munich » New York Cosmos » Hamburger SV » New York Cosmos


47. Vicenza » Fiorentina » Juventus » Milan » Bologna » Inter » Brescia


48. Manchester United » Barcelona » Bayern Munich (loan) » Manchester United » Chelsea » Southampton » Everton » Blackburn Rovers


49. Pao de Acucar » FC Vilnius » LKS Lodz » Pau de Acucar » Bragantino » Corinthians » Tottenham Hotspur


50. Fareham Town » Bournemouth » Weymouth » Crystal Palace » Aldershot » Cambridge United » Luton Town » Cambridge United » Birmingham City » Leicester City » Portsmouth (loan) » Wolverhampton Wanderers » Portsmouth » Millwall » Weymouth » Brighton & Hove Albion » Brentford » Wycombe Wanderers » Millwall » Gillingham » Bradford City » Walsall (loan) » Bournemouth » Worthing » Harrow Borough » Weymouth » Gosport Borough

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