3. Li Weifeng

Weifeng would go onto make 112 appearances for China, scoring 14 goals from his centre-back position.

But he only played two games for Everton and seemingly only joined as part of the sponsorship deal the club had signed with electronics firm Keijan.

He left without a trace a year later in what must be one of the most bizarre transfers Everton ever made.

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