Adelaide United almost sign overweight, criminal DJ from Colombia

Dexter Rosales? Anyone? FTBL certainly remembers him.

He was at the centre of a bizarre transfer scam that almost came off, as FTBL reported exclusively in 2012. 

Phantom footballer Dexter was spinning the decks as chubby wannabe DJ Dexter Rosa in Miami in the USA.

The Colombian-American also has another secret though - five years earlier, he was arrested by police and charged with a series of offences including car theft, criminal mischief...and fraud.

But at the time he was actually being charged by police in the US, his CV claimed he was in Argentina, ripping it up in the River Plate reserves.

According to the blockbuster CV sent round clubs including Adelaide United, he was a gun striker for the legendary side, notching up 26 goals and 12 assists in just 32 games.

However, his success there was as much a myth as his sensational stint in Ajax reserves where his CV said he had scored  21 goals and set up another nine in just 17 matches.

Fake FIFA agent Dimitri Kascovic touted his impressive resume around clubs - and the blockbuster stats won him a trial at Adelaide United after attracting the attention of an Australian agent, Lou Nesci.

Alarm bells had already rung a month earlier when he was linked with a trial at Western Sydney Wanderers but they wisely pulled the plug despite an elaborate info pack of impressive stats, medical reports, and a powerpoint presentation.

Videos of him cutting a swathe through the opposition turned out to be of another player with a similar name - Mauro Rosales - and were filmed years before Rosales was ever supposed to be at Ajax.

The only online references to "Dexter Rosales" were self-created websites designed to corroborate the fantasy and feature prominently in any Google search.

Despite that, Adelaide still offered him a trial after he offered to pay his own way...but he never turned up.

On his DJ listing, he claims to have a familiar-sounding manager, Christopher Kascovic, to handle his bookings - but he had very few engagements, and only has two mixes available online.

He told FTBL in 2012 that DJ'ing was his hobby and his love of the nightlife was one of the key reasons he's never got a break as a professional footballer.

However, he still insisted: "Most of my bio is true - just that my former agent exaggerated to an extreme."

You’ve got to admire the lad for trying.

Lowy flies and falls

Thankfully he wasn’t too hurt badly.

But when former Chairman FFA Frank Lowy fell off a grand final ceremony stage in 2015 at AAMI Park, it proved to be the most surreal sight anyone had ever witnessed in the game, as one of the wealthiest men in the country flew mid-air and onto the pitch after grand final trophy celebration. Truly bizarre. 

Good news it was just a minor injury for the game’s godfather.

Musky and Kossie: Rumble at the Dome

Kevin Muscat and John Kosmina. put them together and what do you get?

One of the most infamous and watched bust-ups in league history. The ball went out and rolled underneath Kossie’s Bunnings chair...

Well, rather than explain, just watch again and enjoy.

See it here