A debut is a chance to shine to your new set of fans and a time to make a name for yourself. Adrenaline may be running high and the tackles can start flying in.
A sending off is something that no footballer wants at anytime of their career, but it's definitely something to avoid on your debut.
However, it does occur and in the Premier League era there has been 20 players dismissed on their debuts.
Unfortunately for these players, they did in fact get sent off on their club debut and two of them even managed to get sent off in under 10 minutes!
So lets name and shame the 20 footballers that saw red on their club debut and see how many you remember.
Jeroen Boere | West Ham United | 1993 | Straight red | time unknown
Brian Carey | Leicester City |1994 | Second bookable offence | 37th minute
Michael Brown | Manchester City |1995 | Straight red | 12th minute
Lee Hendrie | Aston Villa |1995 | Second bookable offence | 57th minute
Richard Rufus | Charlton Athletic |1998 | Straight red | 25th minute
Tomas Repka | West Ham United |2001 | Second bookable offence | 80th minute
Derek McInnes | West Bromwich Albion | 2002 | Straight red | 64th minute
Aliou Cisse | Birmingham | 2002 | Second bookable offence | 74th minute
Steven Reid | Blackburn | 2003 | Straight red | 12th minute
Christian Negouai | Manchester City | 2004 | Straight red | 3rd minute
Neil Kilkenny | Birmingham City | 2005 | Straight red | 84th minute
Iain Turner | Everton | 2006 | Straight red | 9th minute
Bernardo Corradi | Manchester City | 2006 | Second bookable offence | 63rd minute
Kalifa Cisse | Reading | 2007 | Second bookable offence | 72nd minute
Kagisho Dikgacoi | Fulham | 2009 | Straight red | 42nd minute
Jack Colback | Sunderland | 2010 | Second bookable offence | 13th minute
Laurent Koscielny | Arsenal | 2010 | Second bookable offence | 90th minute
Clint Hill | Queens Park Rangers | 2011 | Straight red | 90th minute
Gervinho | Arsenal | 2011 | Straight red | 76th minute
Samba Diakite | Queens Park Rangers | 2012 | Second bookable offence | 33rd minute
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