15Sol Campbell to Notts County
Just over a year prior to the move, Sol Campbell had helped Portsmouth win the FA Cup and was widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the English game. A pillar of Pompey's rearguard, he was pivotal in the back-line that ensured the club staved off relegation in
the 2008/09 campaign too. However, in a bizarre development, he opted to join forces with none other than League Two outfit Notts County.
It was a really odd transfer that had many rubbing their eyes in disbelief, but the five-year deal was ratified, signed and Campbell was ready to go. Things were to get even more weird when the experienced central defender left the club after having played just the one match, a defeat to Morecambe FC, citing 'broken promises' as his reasoning. A return to the Premier League soon followed but the now retired star's best days were clearly behind him by then.