The football team that was mocked the most in every year between 2004 and 2019

  • Kobe Tong

Supporting a football team certainly has its ups and downs.

The chances are, you've all seen your team go through a season you just want to forget, whether that be down to losing an important final, tumbling down the table or suffering relegation.

However, if you're particularly unlucky, you might support a team that has performed so terribly that they're a candidate for being that year's biggest laughing stock.

If that rings a bell, that's probably because we recently documented HITC's nominations for the player who was the butt of the most jokes every year between 2004 and 2019.

And now their focus has changed to teams. You can check out the full video here, but see below for a breakdown of all the calamities that have taken place since 2004.

2004: Leeds United

Suffered a financial meltdown; relegated from the Premier League; local hero Alan Smith leaves for Manchester United; lost their first Championship away game to Gillingham and finished the year 20th in the table. Yup, that's the standard.

Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United

2005: AC Milan

Everything came crashing down for Carlo Ancelotti's men in the space of a month after they bottled the Serie A title race and threw away a 3-0 lead in the Champions League final.


2006: Juventus

Relegated to Serie B and stripped of two league titles due to match-fixing, Juventus were helpless as Fabio Cannavaro, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lilian Thuram and Patrick Vieira all left the club. 

Juventus Alessandro Del Piero leaves the

2007: England

Imagine not being able to qualify for the European Championships when your team includes Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney. Just ask Steve McClaren.

Croatian footballers Niko Kovac (3rd R)

2008: Derby County

Literally the worst Premier League team in history. After the Rams dropped out of the first division with just 11 points, they only won three of their final 15 games in 2008 and were left hovering above the Championship relegation zone.

Blackburn Rovers v Derby County  - Premier League

2009: Newcastle United

The Magpies won just two Premier League games in 2009 and whimpered to their first relegation in almost two decades. They were trashed 6-1 by Leyton Orient in pre-season, before losing to Blackpool and Scunthorpe in the second tier.

Newcastle United manager Alan Shearer ar

2010: France

We can almost hear the Irish fans whispering 'karma.' France crashed out of the World Cup with defeats to South Africa and Mexico, Nicolas Anelka was sent home in disgrace and they lost a Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Belarus.

South Africa's defender Bongani Khumalo

2011: AS Monaco

Just seven years after reaching a Champions League final, Monaco were reduced to a squad where Djimi Traore was one of the best players and they suffered relegation to Ligue 2.

Monaco's forward Georgie Welcome (C) and

2012: Rangers

Crippling financial problems saw the Scottish giants wrack up over £134 million in debt, docked 10 points in the SPL, banned from UEFA competitions and dumped into the third division.

Annan Athletic FC v Rangers - IRN-BRU Scottish Third Division

2013: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Despite aiming for a return to the Premier League, Wolves actually suffered back-to-back relegations and tumbled down to League One. There, they lost to Walsall and Peterborough before the year was out.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers - npower Championship

2014: Manchester United

The beginning of the end for United. David Moyes was sacked by April; Sunderland knocked them out the League Cup; MK Dons battered them 4-0 and they suffered 14 defeats in the calendar year.

MK Dons v Manchester United - Capital One Cup Second Round

2015: Parma

The same club that won two UEFA trophies during the 1990s was demoted to the fourth tier of Italian football after failing to find a buyer that would alleviate their debts.

Bellaria Igea Marina v Parma Calcio 1913 - Serie D

2016: Blackpool

Sinking to League Two with an embarrassing 5-1 loss to Peterborough, things didn't much better for Blackpool as chairman Karl Oysten sued the fans and they lost against Crawley Town, Accrington Stanley and Mansfield Town.

Peterborough United v Blackpool - Sky Bet Football League One

2017: Arsenal

Ignoring the fact they won the FA Cup, 2017 was the year where Arsenal fans' anti-Arsene Wenger campaigns reached fever pitch. Bayern Munich slaughtered them 10-2 on aggregate and they finished 11 points behind Tottenham.

Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

2018: Sunderland

Imagine having the year you were relegated to League One filmed and documented for a Netflix series, ah Sunderland. Losing twice to Burton Albion in one calendar year wasn't great either.

Sunderland v Burton Albion - Sky Bet Championship

2019: Bolton Wanderers

Having clung on to existence by the skin of their teeth, Bolton are all but destined for League Two after a points deduction and being forced to play a young team that conceded 21 goals in four games.

Bolton Wanderers v Oxford United - Sky Bet League One
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