6. Ebbe Sand
Ebbe Sand might have been wondering what he got himself into when his new club FC Schalke could only muster a 13th placed finish despite Sand’s inaugural 14 goals, but that quickly turned around the next year when he helped the club to a second-placed finish and DFB-Pokal Cup win. He scored 22 goals that year, sharing the top scorer mark.
Sand was such a big piece in the early 00’s for Schalke, as he made 214 appearances with the club alongside Gerald Asamoah, scoring 74 times for the club.
While Sand made many international strides with Denmark during his time at FC Schalke, he called it quits internationally in 2004, dedicating his last few years in professional football to the German side that he had nearly helped to a title.
Sand ranks third all-time in goals scored for the Gelsenkirchen, despite not even cracking their top capped list. He made the most of his time at the club and earned out the mark of being the most expensive Danish signing of his time.