OTD - 8 July

25 May 2018
2004: Viduka leaves Leeds for Middlesbrough

After four successful seasons at Leeds United, Mark Viduka left Leeds United to join Middlesbrough.

The Australian striker’s first two seasons at The Riverside were hampered by injury, but he helped Steve McClaren's side reach the 2006 UEFA Cup final, which they lost to Sevilla.

His third campaign at Boro proved the most productive as he scored 14 PL goals in 2006/07.

After 72 top-flight appearances and 26 goals Viduka moved to Newcastle United, where he spent the final two seasons of his career.

He recorded a total of 92 goals in 240 Premier League appearances.

Mark Viduka, Middlesbrough
Mark Viduka attends his photo call after signing for Middlesbrough
2005: Chimbonda signs for Wigan

Wigan Athletic signed Pascal Chimbonda from Bastia on a three-year deal for a reported £500,000.

The defender went on to become one of the stars of the Latics' first ever season in the Premier League.

Such was his impact that the Frenchman was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2005/06 season, after being voted the best right-back in the Premier League.

After two campaigns with Wigan, Chimbonda was signed by Tottenham Hotspur and would go on to play for Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers in the PL between a return spell at Spurs.

He made a total of 149 Premier League appearances, scored six goals, produced 13 assists and won one cap for France.

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