10 Footballers You Completely Forgot Signed For Chelsea

10. Mineiro

Usually, the addition of a Brazilian midfielder would perk fan interest and live long in the memory. Unfortunately for Mineiro, he bucks the trend.

Mineiro signed for Chelsea back in 2008 to add some steel to a midfield that already contained powerhouses like Michael Essien and Frank Lampard.

He'd been a regular for German side Hertha Berlin prior to joining the Blues, while he'd also enjoyed success in his homeland, playing for Brazilian giants Sao Paulo.

Only one start in Chelsea colours followed for the defensive midfielder, and he quickly orchestrated a move back to Germany, joining another big team in Schalke 04.

Mineiro retired in 2012 following a spell with lower league German outfit TuS Koblenz.

When you look at the midfielders Chelsea have had over the last decade, there are plenty of standout names and big game players.

Sadly for Mineiro, he comes nowhere near being in that category for those Chelsea fans who can even remember him.


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