10 Players That Took Their REVENGE!
Arsenal On Emmanuel Adebayor
A 3 million pound signing from Monaco, Emmanuel Adebayor became one of the Premier League’s deadliest strikers at Arsenal netting 24 in the top flight in 2008 but Man City enticed him to the north with a 25 million pound bid and the offer of wages in excess of a 100K a week. Arsenal fans called the Togolese a mercenary and a traitor and he took his revenge after scoring against his old club at the Etihad and running the length of the field to celebrate in front of the away supporters in a 4-2 win, three years on Adebayor had moved to Spurs and scored against Arsenal to take the lead at the Emirates but seven minutes later he was sent off for a dirty challenge on Santi Cazorla and waited in the dressing room as the Gunners dished out a 5-2 thrashing.
Fernando Morientes On Real Madrid
In 2003 after six years at Real Madrid striker, Fernando Morientes was surplus to requirements, the Spaniard had won two titles and three Champions Leagues with Los merengues but Raul and Ronaldo were keeping him out of the team and he was loaned out to Monaco. 10 goals in 28 League games was good and it seemed only fair that Morientes had been sent out to France but in the Champions League quarter-finals Monaco came up against Real and Morientes took his shot, he scored in both legs outshining the stars of Madrid and knocking out Los Blancos on away goals. Monaco made the final but Morientes was denied a fourth medal by Mourinho’s Porto nonetheless he had made his point finishing as the competition’s top scorer with nine goals above Henry, Van Nistelrooy and Ronaldo.
Kieran Gibbs And Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain On Marriner
Arsenal colleagues Kieran Gibson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both started in Arsenal’s 6-0 humbling at the hands of Chelsea back in 2014 but only the Ox made it past the 15-minute mark after Gibbs suffered a bizarre red card. Oxlade-Chamberlain covering in the defence had handballed Eden Hazard shot around the post but referee Andre Marriner mixed up the two players sending Gibbs off and leaving the guilty man on the pitch. So when the two English internationals took on the ice bucket challenge a few months later they decided to nominate the blundering official fair play to Mariner he went through with it though true to form he screwed up Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Patrice Evra On Luis Suarez
Liverpool and Man United have always enjoyed a tense local rivalry but in 2011 it took an unsavory turn as Luis Suarez clashed with Patrice Evra. In a 1-1 draw at Anfield, Evra acclaimed afterward that Suarez had repeatedly racially abused him during the game leading the FA to fine the Uruguayan 40,000 pounds and ban him for eight matches. The enemies met again the following February at Old Trafford and Suarez controversially refused to shake hands with the Frenchman before the game, Suarez scored but United ran out 2-1 winners and ever celebrated enthusiastically right in front of Suarez.
Wesley Sneijder On Real Madrid
In 2009 Real Madrid bought Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo for a combined 160 million euros and to make space for their superstars they needed to sell. Dutchman Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben were the poor guys exiting to Inter Milan and Bayern Munich respectively and sending just 14 million euros back to Madrid. Both players had phenomenal seasons at their new clubs winning domestic doubles and Sneijder came in fourth for the 2010 Ballon d’Or two places above Cristiano Ronaldo but the real insult came in the Champions League, Real exited at the round of 16 while Inter and Bayern went all the way to the final which was held at Madrid’s Bernabéu, Inter won 2-0 and Sneijder gave a victory lap of the stadium he’d been booted out of the year-earlier while Robben had taken the first step in an incredible career in Germany.
Mino Raiola On Alex Ferguson
“There were one or two football agents I simply do not like and Mino Raiola is one of them,” said Alex Ferguson in his autobiography but it never occurred to the all-powerful Scotsman that his enmity with the Dutch agent could hurt him until Paul Pogba came along. When the Frenchman was still a trainee at United in 2012 Raiola met with Ferguson to negotiate a new contract, United had low-balled and when the agent told his client to reject the deal Ferguson lost it telling him you’re a twat. Raiola had the last laugh though taking Pogba to Juventus on a free where he became the hottest property in the game and ringing a world record 89 million pounds out of the Red Devils when he returned to Old Trafford in 2016, Raiola earned a twenty-four million-pound payday from the deal while Ferguson popped in another stick of chewing-gum having been outplayed for perhaps the only time in his career.
Team Sweden On Kurzawa
In 2014 the French and Swedish under-21 teams faced each other in a playoff to see who would make the following year to European Youth Championships. The French won the first leg 2-0 but went 3-0 down in the second leaving them on the verge of missing the tournament step forward left-back Layvin Kurzawa now at PSG who popped up in the 87th minute to score an away goal and put France back in the driving seat, the defender delighted with his strike ran up to Swedish striker John Guidetti and gave him a salute unsurprisingly the Swedes were pissed and poured forward in search of a four and just one minute later they got their reward with Oscar Lewicki tapping in salutes came all round as France went homing shock and the humiliation continued the next year as Sweden managed to win the euros against all odds celebrating in there now signature style.
Bayern Munich On Neven Subotic
Bayern may be comfortably superior to rivals Dortmund now but four years ago it was a different story. In the 11/12 Bundesliga campaign, Neven Subotic grabbed headlines after he raced over to taunt Arjen Robben when the Dutchman missed a penalty. Dortmund won 1-0 and went on to take the league title while Bayern went on a summer spending spree to regain their supremacy in German football and in 2013 they had won the league and the DFB-pokal and announced that they would sign BVB’s Mario Götze before the rival met in an all-German Champions League final, well this times Bayern came out on top as Robben found the net in a 2-1 victory and Subotic melted on the field devastated at the final whistle, Jerome Boateng took a break from celebrations to go over and scream in his face.
Luis Suarez On Patrice Evra
Luis and Patrice crossed paths again, three years on Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014 while Evra had switch to Juventus and both men had won the league and domestic Cup in their first season with Juve and Barca vying to complete the treble they met in the 14/15 Champions League final and this time the two men did shake hands. The Bianconeri phenomenal defense struggled against the world’s most lethal attack but eventually cracked with Barcelona running out 3-1 victorious Suarez netted the Spaniards second and Barca became the first European club to achieve the treble twice, Evra meanwhile became the first player to lose four Champions League finals so while the Frenchmen had won the battle he ended up losing the war.