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Ranking the Top 10 most notorious players in the history of football


10) Diego Costa

One of the most talented strikers of his generation, Diego Costa time at the pinnacle of football could have been much longer had the Spanish striker not let his fiery temper and poor attitude get the better of him.

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9) Luis Suarez

Undoubtedly one of the greatest strikers of his generation, Luis Suarez would also be infamously remembered for being one of the most notorious footballers in the history of the game.

The Uruguayan striker has been involved in numerous bite cases while he was also involved in that racial saga with Patrice Evra during his time at Liverpool.

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8) Diego Maradona

One of the greatest player to ever play the game, Diego Maradona's lived different lives on and off the football pitch. The Argentine was a role model on the pitch due to his undeniable and Super human talents. However, Maradona was a totally different person outside the pitch with the world cup winner known to have lived waywardly off it.

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7) Eric Cantona

One of the most naturally players to grace the history of the English Premier league, Eric Cantona was one of football's most famous personalities during his playing days.

Well, the Frenchman also had a dark side and always found himself involved in one controversy or the other. This man once dashed out a flying kick to a fan.

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6) Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos would go down as one of the best defenders in the history of football. Well, the Spaniard also has his place amongst some of the bad boys in the history of the game.

The Spanish defender is so carefree that he has been branded more red cards than any active player in the world today which speaks volume of how notorious the now 35 year old can be.

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5) Mario Ballotelli

Ballotelli will go down as one of football's biggest failures following a promising career that took a downward curve after huge promise.

The Italian striker was just too much of a spoilt kid to do anything that could positively impact on his career. Such a waste of talent!

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4) Gennaro Gattuso

Gattuso might look like a calm and composed figure on the touchline these days, but the Italian was never always like that. Gattuso was one of football's ultimate bad boys during his playing days and was infamously known to always start brawls on the pitch.

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3) Kepler Pepe

Its safe to say that Kepler Pepe hasn't changed even at 38 years of age.

The Portuguese defender has a no-nonsense approach to his game which means he is always a menace to the opposition on the pitch. Pepe was always a catalyst for starting those infamous brawls that characterized the Spanish El clasico during his time at Real Madrid.

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2) Roy keane

One of the greatest captain in the history of the English Premier league, former Manchester united man Roy Keane was known to be a hot head. The Irishman was not one to mess with during his playing days as he would kick you front and back on the pitch.

Roy Keane would always be remembered for that infamous duel he had with Arsenal legend Patrick Viera at the time.

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1) Joey Barton

English midfielder Joey Barton is undoubtedly football's ultimate villain. The midfielder was obviously talented as his performances on the pitch spoke volume of his qualities.

However, the former Manchester city man proved to have a fiery temper that always got the better of him. Barton fought numerous times on the pitch while he was never able to stay out of prison outside it.

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