Video: Middlesbrough fans on their worst ever signing

Middlesbrough's Afonso Alves looks dejected after missing a chance to score

Not every player Middlesbrough have signed has been as good as Juninho.

Middlesbrough's Afonso Alves looks dejected after missing a chance to score

Just like every club, Middlesbrough have signed some questionable players in their history. While they have brought some greats such as Juninho to Teesside, they have also acquired some players who wouldn't even be good enough to tie the little Brazilian's laces.

Who has been Middlesbrough's worst ever signing though? We went to the Riverside Stadium to see what the fans think.

The Boro fans were hardly spoilt for choice, with countless bad signings, yet a lot of fans struggled to name the worst ever.

Afonso Alves was one of the more popular answers. The Brazilian striker moved to the Riverside back in 2008 after scoring for fun in Holland for Heerenveen. Alves spent just over 18 months on Teesside, and left the club when they were relegated to the Championship in 2009.

England interim manager Gareth Southgate before the matchGareth Southgate was in charge when Middlesbrough signed both Afonso Alves and Lee Dong-Gook

Another striker from the same period was Lee Dong-Gook, and the South Korean was also named as one of Boro's worst ever signings.

Now 37-years-old, Lee Dong-Gook failed to find the net in the Premier League and departed the club when his contract expired in 2008.

There have been many more shocking signings at Middlesbrough, but maybe the fans have chosen to blank the worst from their memory.

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