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10) Ajman (UAE)
Ajman Club have endured a miserable start to the 2009/10 United Arab Emirates Premier League. They have played eight games and have lost every one of them. Perhaps they can be described as a ‘Cup team’ as they won their most recent Presidents Cup and Emirates Cup games!
9) Tornados de Humacao (Puerto Rico)
A tornado tore through the Puerto Rico Soccer League this past season, but unfortunately for Tornados de Humacao they were on the receiving end of it almost every game. The East Coast outfit finished bottom with just three points from 16 games, and a goal difference of -41.
8) Baloch (Pakistan)
The Nushki-based club have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in the Pakistan Premier League. Baloch are bottom with two wins, two draws and a whopping 22 defeats from their 26 games. Peculiarly they also like to lose 3-0, as five of their last seven games have ended with this scoreline.
7) Dingli Swallows (Malta)
Dingli have had a lot to swallow so far this term in the Maltese Premier League. Following promotion last season, they seem destined to return back to the First Division having picked up one win and eight defeats so far.
6) San Giovanni (San Marino)
San Marino are often described as the worst international football team in Europe, and one of the worst in the world. So how does it feel to be the worst club team from the worst footballing country? Ask San Giovanni who are bottom of Group A of the San Marino Campionato with three points from 11 games.
5) PDRM (Malaysia)
One team who won’t be in the 2010 Malaysian Super League is PDRM. In the 2009 edition, PDRM were humiliatingly relegated in last place after earning just three points all season – all draws from 26 games. They also conceded 76 goals.
4) Milano (Macedonia)
They share a name with a famous Italian footballing city, but Milano from Macedonia are certainly no AC or Inter. With one win and 16 losses, plus 63 goals conceded, Milano need a miracle if they are to avoid the drop from the First Macedonian Football League.
3) Panthrakikos (Greece)
Rock bottom of the Greek Super
League with just two points from 14 games, as well as seven goals
scored and 30 conceded – Panthrakikos look certain for relegation this
2) Hong Lok (Macao)
With just one point from 14 games, and 54 goals conceded – including a 10-0 home defeat to Primeira Divisão do Campeonato winners Lam Pak – there can be no denying that Hong Lok are the worst team from Macao.
1) Carpet Masters (Guam)
How about this for a record? Played 10, Won 0, Drawn 0, Lost 10, Goals For 2, Goals Against 55. This campaign they have lost 9-0, 10-0 and 11-0 - the latter to an outstandingly named team called Quality Distributors. The team from Guam are certainly no masters - they are Goal.com's 'Worst Team In The World'!
Carlo Garganese & Ewan Macdonald, Goal.com
Postscript: A reader from Dingli named 'Klose' responds to the above.
"It's so not fair that my village team is listed here. There are 40 worse teams in Malta alone. For a village of 2000 people it is a great achievement to compete with Malta's elite and at least if we get relegated we can say that at least we've been there once.Truly horrible people Carlo and Ewan. :("
Of course, Klose is right. Most would agree that it is better to have tested yourself against the best and lost than to never have reached the summit at all. We, Carlo and Ewan, actually salute, rather than sneer at, all the teams given above!
Another reader from Skopje adds:
"One fact about Milano Kumanovo! The owner of this club is in jail and they don't have money to pay footballers, so they play with kids. The average age is 17 years old, so it's logical that they lose all the time."
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