CSKA Moscow winger Zoran Tosic, who made five undistinguished appearances for Manchester United between 2008-10, is 15/4 to score against Roma in Manchester City’s Champions League Group E, after putting his side ahead against Manuel Pellegrini’s men last term.
Tosic has scored seven goals in European competition for CSKA since 2010, and isn’t the only former Premier League flop who has gone on to tear it up on the continent.
In fact, he’s not even the most infuriating, as Fulham fans would attest to after reading of our next such ‘character’.
Having struck 12 times in 36 continental games for Olympiakos, including three in five at the start of last term, flailing Fulham felt ‘Mitrogol’ was worthy of a £12m outlay in January.
Three games, no goals and a relegation later, the 26-year-old is back in Greece on loan.
What does he do next? Only goes and scores the crucial third goal at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in his favourite competition. Maddening.
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This Denmark international striker was largely unworthy of the tag during a season at Newcastle in which he scored four times in 35 games, including none in seven continental excursions.
Tomasson did manage two in Europe with Feyenoord the following season, but even at that stage few would have predicted he would notch 21 more in his career, having taken in spells at AC Milan, Stuttgart and Villarreal.
Many Man Utd fans cursed the day Sir Alex Ferguson beat former assistant Steve McClaren, then of Middlesbrough, to the signing of this Uruguayan, whose only real contribution of note was bagging a brace in a 2-1 win over Liverpool during three disappointing years at Old Trafford.
A fine spell followed at Villarreal, before Forlan was tasked with filling Sergio Aguero’s boots at Atletico Madrid.
He fired 16 times in 45 European fixtures for Los Colchoneros, having struck three in 23 at United.
This Greek giant holds a comparable record in Europe with Celtic as Forlan does with Atleti, with 13 in 47 appearances, which includes headers against behemoths Benfica and Barcelona.
A measly 12 strikes in 64 domestic matches for Manchester City prior to his Parkhead switch did not point to such future prowess.
Saying that, City weren’t in Europe at the time…
This Slovenian attacking-midfielder bombed under Glenn Hoddle at Spurs, scoring no goals in 17 appearances after being picked up on a free in 2002.
Acimovic was much better at Lille, bagging 12 in 47 in France for Les Dogues, and gave English fans something to scratch their heads about when scoring his side’s only goal in the 2005/06 Champions League group stage, ensuring they beat Man Utd 1-0 at home.