8. Alfonso Perez
Spanish striker Perez had made his breakthrough with Real Madrid in the early '90s, becoming an integral part of the club as they chopped and changed between managers.
A product of the youth system in Madrid, it was all set up for Perez to have a massive impact at the Bernabeu and endear himself to the locals as one of their own. Perez, though, struggled to score the goals needed for a club the size of Real, and found himself moving on to up and coming big spenders at the time, Real Betis.
The Spaniard excelled in a five-year spell with Betis, becoming their go-to man for goals as big-money signing Denilson failed to deliver on the promise he had shown for Brazil.
That form earned Perez a move to Barcelona, where he joined a multi-talented squad containing world stars such as Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert.
It wasn't to be for Perez in Barcelona, however, as he struggled to adapt to the pressures that came with playing for such a club before eventually moving back to home comforts at Betis.