One-off Boro appearances/goals you've seen in person


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I was there at Watford for Dwight Tiendalli's only (I think) game for us. 2014-15.

Tiendalli made 2 Boro appearances - a whopping great career compared to some others mentioned on this thread - although he was subbed after an hour on both occasions. Another baffling loan signing.


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Justin Hoyte's one and only goal? Outside of the right boot, arrowed into the top corner. It was a peach. He should have retired there and then.


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World Cup winner Ricardinho's one appearance for the Boro first team. As an unused substitute at Stamford Bridge.


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Maxi Hass at Hull, looking at his wiki page he only made another 10 games after he left
I was at that game. Scott Mcdonald hat trick if I remember rightly. There is no way Maxi Haas was a professional footballer. Once of those rare occasions where you watch a player and think to yourself (I think I'm actually better than him).


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I was there to witness Caleb Folan, pretty much summed up that era of following Boro!

John Johnson's one and only appearance as a sub when we got smashed 5-0 by Chelsea, before moving onto India.
I'm sure I saw John Johnson play at Fratton Park and he hit the bar? We had a really young team out and got beat?

Edit -Just had a look on 11v11 and it looks like a guy called Ian Johnson. Lost 2-0 in 93.
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Was at Fulham away when we played the academy + Colin Cooper, just before the UEFA Cup final. What a great day out, haven’t double-checked the squad but must have been a few entire Boro careers in there.

Also not quite on topic but was there the day Carlos Marinelli turned into Diego Maradona, a true one off. Single-handedly took Derby apart in the 5-1, unplayable, capped off with a stunning 30 yard free kick consolation goal in injury time from an obscure Derby journeyman named Fabrizio Ravanelli.


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Steve Corden - played his one and only game in a defeat at Plough Lane Wimbledon. Warm sunny day in August 1985 - first game of the season. Having survived the previous season by the skin of our teeth at Shrewsbury Willie Maddren started with Corden in midfield ( son of Richard Corden former director of Boro and Darlo). Midway through the first half he sustained a serious broken leg injury and sadly was ruled out not just for the season but he was never to play for us again.

We went on to lose 3-0 - it should have been a lot more ( I just remember how bad we were) - and this was a precursor to a terrible relegation ending season.

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Jay O'Shea coming off the bench against god knows who.
I had to look this up as O'Shea currently plays in the A-League for Brisbane. And yes I see he made two appearances for Strachan's team late in the 2009-10 season. He made his debut as sub coming on in a mundane 1-1 home draw against Palace and then started the next game at Plymouth in a rare away win under Strachan.

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This is one of the more surreal ones -one time captain and Barcelona legend José Mari Bakero at bootham crescent in a pre- season friendly v york.

we were sat in front of his wife and family and it just seemed surreal that here was this iconic figure of Spanish football in a Boro shirt at york.