Ali Dia, the fake footballer

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  1. Porthos

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    Another confirmation of the Premier League obsession with black players is the (not so old) story of Ali Dia. The guy was supposedly recommended by somebody (George Weah?) over the phone to the 1996 Southampton coach Graeme Souness, did a short tryout and the next day invited to play in a real PL game! Without any background check or anything! He turned up being a fake and after playing for 40 minutes was never seen again.
    However, I somehow doubt a white guy would get so much trust...:dodgy:

    Here is a story from a documentary:

    [video=youtube;PyI-OfT7zYM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyI-OfT7zYM[/video]

    ...and here is legend (and teammate) Matt Le Tissier telling the story:

    [video=youtube;PyI-OfT7zYM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyI-OfT7zYM[/video]
     
  2. frederic38

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    2 players that deserve to be mentionned in this thread i think

    Bébé (Tiago Manuel Dias Correia)
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    he is portuguese, of cape verdian descent (a tiny island that produces a lot of footballers, some good, like nani, and a never ending list of not-so-talented players)
    his "talent" was reportedly spotted during the "homeless world cup" a "world cup" for the homeless people
    but it turned out to be false, as he did not participate, despite being homeless, he was not selected

    he played in third division in portugal (called "second division", but it's the third, like in england)
    then he was signed buy a bad portuguese club (not even bought, he was free)
    suddenly, manchester decided to buy him for 9 millions euros in 2010 (i won't even tell the kind of players they could have bought for this price.....)
    why? i don't know

    he was however very bad in his first showings, so he almost never played with manchester united
    now he is on loan to besiktas, turkey


    Samuel Okunowo

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    i saw this one play
    i watched spanish la liga very closely at the time

    this guy came out of nowhere, and signed for barcelona at 18 years old
    he was said to be one of the future best defenders in the world

    and oh god, he was so bad!!!
    i never saw that!
    he was horrible, worse than the most obscure french ligue 1 black defender

    and at that time, the number of non european players in clubs was very limited, since africans counted as non european back then (today they are counted as europeans technically because of the cotonou agreements)
    he took a place in the team, so there was only 2 places left for brazilians like rivaldo, sonny anderson, ronaldo ect
    what a joke!

    he was so bad that after 1-2 years playing for barcelona (he even played in champions league! lol) he went out on loan to bad spanish club, to benfica, to ukranian clubs, rumanian club, greek club, albanese club, and finally in a maldivian club :biggrin:
    his coach in the maldivian club said he was no better than a maldivian player (and that's saying a lot, since the maldives are a very very little country, known for being very bad at soccer, one of the worse in the world actually)

    after 3 months, he was fired by the club:

    “Okunowo could not perform at the level we wanted. Comparing that he played for Barcelona, his performance was at the same level as a Maldivian player. So we decided to terminate the contracts”

    http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=2570

    he then played in enland, in 9th division, and then he found no other club in which he could play, so his career ended
     
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  3. frederic38

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    an update about bebe, his very strange transfert to manchester united is being investigated

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...7/Bebe-transfer-probed-Portuguese-police.html

     
  4. frederic38

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    more about united's bébé:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/nov/03/stick-up-men-in-middle

    here is the video they mention:

    [video=youtube_share;sHyeRiIEK0M]http://youtu.be/sHyeRiIEK0M[/video]

    it seems incredible, but many teams buy players whithout knowing them
    here is an exmple, with mbia, former black marseille player:
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/stephane-mbia-admits-qpr-move-1403451
     
  5. backrow

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    this video is one of the funniest i've seen when it comes to soccer. it's like a season's worth of bad plays... in a space of one half! i'm not being too ****y when i say i could do better and i've played a bit of soccer as a kid only! :icon_grin:
     
  6. frederic38

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    yes, he's really impressive
    there are bad black players out there, tons of them, but this guy is not just a bad black player like we have in france, he's a fake football player
    i think it's fair to say that a lot of amateur players could do better than him
    it's things like that that make you realize how corrupted and upside down football became
     
  7. ThePhilosopher

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    I think the word you were looking for is "*ucked up".
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