West Ham flop also ranked highly, or lowly dependent on your view - and should arguably be the worst.
The worst strikers to ever feature in the Premier League have been named, but are the selections fair?
Of the five listed, Tomas Brolin was easily the most disappointing. He arrived as a star of the 1994 World Cup with Sweden and there were huge expectations.
He did however score four goals for the club. A paltry amount, yet more than Balaban, Cornelius and Boogers.
Likewise Jason Lee, unlike the others, did not cost a big figure, and scored 14 goals for Nottingham Forest, although this return in 76 games was not flattering. At least for longevity playing for the club, he's in a class of his own compared to the others.
Brolin played only 20 games for Leeds, Cornelius eight times for Cardiff, and Balaban eight times for Villa. The three of them were also internationals for their countries and at least have reasons to be positive elsewhere on their CV if not in England.
The worst, surely would be Marco Boogers, who while only ranked second by The Mail, played only four games for West Ham, which included no goals and one red card. The fact he was replaced by Iain Dowie, who was actually an upgrade, speaks for itself.
It's a remarkably competitive field for their have been so many terrible signings, even the likes of Andriy Shevchenko can be considered for the expectation level set against the return, but arguing he is truly worse than Boogers is an impossible task.