Chelsea players who failed drug tests
Chelsea players who failed drug tests? Chelsea player failed drug test? Drug testing, whether for performance-enhancing drugs or just plain recreational ones, is part of top-level football competition, both in professional leagues and international amateur competition. But too many football players seem oblivious to that fact, as the constant stream of positive drug tests in football attests. Here we look at the Chelsea players who failed drug tests.
Here is the list with Chelsea players who failed drug tests.
Adrian Mutu failed drug test
Adrian Mutu is a former Chelsea player who failed drug tests on two occasions.
Adrian Mutu’s situation at Chelsea is one of the messiest in modern footballing history. He joined Chelsea FC as one of the most highly-rated forwards in Europe. He left the club disgraced after a number of fall-outs, a failed drug test and contract termination.
Mutu failed the test after just 27 games for the club, with his sample revealing he had taken cocaine.
He received a seven-month ban and rebuilt his career in Italy. Mutu joined Juventus as a free agent and then was sold after one season for almost £5.5m to Serie A rival Fiorentina.
Mutu’s troubled career took another negative turn with a new positive doping test. Mutu failed a sedond drug now at Fiorentina.
He was given a nine month ban and sacked by Fiorentina. Mutu played later for Cesena, Ajaccio and Petrolul.
Deco failed drug test
Deco, the former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder, has failed a drugs test in Brazil where he is playing for Fluminense.
The former Portugal international has tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide following Fluminense’s win over Boavista on 30 March. The drug is on Fifa’s prohibited list as it can be used to hide performance-enhancing substances.
The Brazil-born Portuguese playmaker spent two years Stamford Bridge between 2008 and 2010, winning the Premier League title in his second season and the FA Cup in both 2009 and 2010.
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