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World Football's 10 Most Pathetic Teams

Thomas AtzenhofferCorrespondent IIJanuary 14, 2017

World Football's 10 Most Pathetic Teams

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    World football has seen its fair share of the worst in show.

    However, the following 10 clubs take the cake as the worst in history.

    Cross referencing statistics from FIFA.com and soccerstats.com as well as personal opinion, we take a look at the clubs and international teams that have been the worst ever.

Queens Park Rangers 2012-13

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    So far, Rangers have showed little sign that they have any right to be in the English Premier League.

    Under Mark Hughes, who was sacked this week, the club have continued to spend big on aging stars that should have had enough gas in the tank for at least a run at a mid-table finish.

    However, they continue to flounder in the 20th spot of the Premier League table and are likely to be there at the end of the campaign.

Inter Milan 1999-2001

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    One of many victims of a financial spending spree that when not where, the Inter Milan squads of the turn of the century were nothing short of loaded to success, but lacking on any of it.

    Big signings such as Ronaldo, Robbie Keane and Christian Vieri ended in nothing but a gulf of financial woe and nothing to show for it.

Derby County 2007-08

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    It had been a long time since the Rams had something to really be happy about, but promotion to the English Premier League after a strong third place Championship performance in 2006-07 finally brought them back to the top flight.

    However, their return to the best league in England was met with the worst record in the history of the Premiership. The Rams were relegated by the end of May, two months before the end of the season, and saw them only win a single match in 38 attempts.

Sunderland 2005-06

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    Sunderland could not have been happier to see Derby struggle several years later, because until that time their 2005-06 campaign in the English Premier League was the worst in history.

    A total points haul of only 15 from three wins and six draws, the club only won a single home match the entire season and were crushed by their fiercest rivals, Newcastle United, in their local Tyne-Wear Derby by a total of 7-3 over the two matches.

Real Madrid 2003-04

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    For the players at their disposal the 2003-04 Real Madrid club that had the likes of Raul, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, David Beckham, and Roberto Carlos all ready for action you would think that the sky would be the limit.

    However, that was not the case as the Galacticos failed to win a single trophy in what should have been one of the most dominant campaigns in their club's history.

United States Men's National Team 1998

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    There are few lower moments in United States Men's National Team history then there performance during the 1998 World Cup.

    The team ended up being dumped out of the World Cup dead last—32nd out of 32—after failing to even make a single impression that could have hinted that they were capable of being better than worst.

Catania 1983-84

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    Italian Serie A side Catania pulled off one of the worst seasons in the history of the Serie A in the 1983-84 season when they won only one match the entire season.

    Despite have several key players on the squad such as Claudio Ranieri, they failed to even make a dent in the competition.

SSA Anterwerpen 1995-96

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    Belgian fourth division side SSA Anterwerpen had perhaps the worst statistical season in Belgian history during 1995-96 season.

    The club were winless and drawless in 30 league matches allowing 271 goals to be scored against them while scoring only 12 themselves.

SV St Georg Horn 1999-2000

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    German club SV St. Georg Horn played 18 games in their 1999-2000 season in the Herren Untere Ligen of Hamburg.

    However, they did little besides show up as they did not win or draw a single match and allowed 231 goals against them while only scoring 13 themselves.

American Samoa 1996-Present

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    American Samoa have been the worst team in the FIFA rankings since their entrance into the world of international football.

    However, in 2011 they did manage their first win in almost two decades of football.

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