Joseph-Desire Job scores in the Carling Cup final - Photo by Getty Images

He was signed by Bryan Robson in a £3m deal from French outfit Lens.

Although he never fully established himself as a long-term regular, he will never be forgotten by Boro fans after scoring the first and winning the penalty for the second in the 2004 Carling Cup final.

After scoring in his debut, away at Coventry, he finished his first season with a disappointing three goals in 15 appearances.

Despite his pace and impressive footwork, Job sometimes found it difficult against the more physical players in the league.

Job played in Boro's debut season in the UEFA Cup and scored what was voted the best ever goal at the Riverside, a brilliant overhead kick against Sporting Lisbon.

Job finished his time with Boro in 2005, having made 112 appearances and scoring 22 goals.

After a brief stint in Saudi Arabia he returned to France where he played for Sedan.