Marc Boogers


West Ham may have made a mistake when they signed ‘Mad’ Marco Boogers from Sparta Rotterdam for £1m in July 1995. In only his second appearance for the club coming on as a substitute against Manchester Unite, Boogers was almost immediately red carded for ‘a sickening horror tackle’ on Gary Neville. He promptly disappeared, discovered a few weeks later hiding away in a mobile home in a Dutch caravan park. His time in England ended with a loan deal and subsequent free transfer to Groningen and with him declaring to the world ‘I’m not mental’. Many would disagree Marco.

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