Top 10 worst foreign flops in S.League history
10. Kazuyuki Toda
Midfielder • Japan • Warriors FC (2013)
He might have failed to make much of an impact at Tottenham, but much was expected from Japanese World Cup player Kazuyuki Toda when he was unveiled to great fanfare at S.League club Warriors FC in 2013. Part of the Samurai Blue squad that had reached the Round of 16 at the World Cup, the 35-year-old talked about challenging himself in a new country. However, Warriors FC's marquee signing ended up looking a pale shadow of his flame-haired former self as the club slumped to a 7th placed finish. Toda didn't do himself any favours, clashing with teammates throughout the season before promptly hanging up his boots after his contract ended.
9. Pongpisut Pue-On
Forward • Thailand • Gombak United (2006)
Carrying a famous surname can be a burden, and so it proved for Pongpisut Pue-On. The son of legendary Thai footballer Piyapong Pue-On never really found his feet in his brief stint at Jurong West Stadium, scoring a solitary goal and looking nowhere near his father's level of ability. The forward failed to gel with his teammates and after being tried on the wing and up front, he was released only six months into the Bulls' comeback season. These days, he can be found in the Thai entertainment industry, hosting TV shows under the name 'Tangmo Pongpisut'.
Main Image: Kazuyuki Toda photo courtesy of Warriors FC