Footballing has had several type of players both mentally and physically. Figuratively, there are players who are able to carry the whole team during of battles and serious competition. These players are tough in the way they tackle and foul oppositions. Moreover, the lovers & fans of the game are in the know of the rules and regulations and these players are very stubborn & consistent to their studs and will do anything to disrupt play and even cut the blades of grasses on the football pitch. Here are a list of some of those ‘gladiators & titans’ that will ‘do anything for the team’ when tasked.
The Frenchman is tall and a maestro in the middle park at Arsenal. The former captain comes on the least as he accumulated about ten (10) Red cards in his Arsenal F.C. career with many yellow cards. The man will always be remembered for his ruthless outburst at Roy Keane during a match against Manchester United.
Captains are built for taking responsibility and Roy wasn’t an exception. Roy was one of the most committed, consistent and hardest players in the league who had a total of nineteen (19) trophies in his career at Manchester United. Roy Keane was also known to be rough and ruthless in his mode of play – a character that should be in place when representing Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world.
It’s normal for strikers to unveil their jinx on defenders and this legend is not left out of those strikers. With his goal records in the Premier League still intact and yet to be destroyed, Alan Shearer will never be forgotten as a ruthless and dirty centre forwarder who was always forgiven by referees.
May one of the most controversial players ever in the ranks of Everton F.C, The Danish player who was a popular member of a Danish gang and was always quick to confront his teammates whenever he feels it is needed. Thomas was very dirty to his opponents on and off the pitch.
The Serbian International is arguably one of the best centre backs in the premier league history, forming a solid defender with Rio Ferdinand at the defense line of Manchester United. A United legend at that, he racked up quite a number of trophies at the club during their glory days. He was able to endure pain on the pitch, strong in the air and a hard tackler on his opponents.
Julian was a tough tackler at West Ham United. He was the type that never shied away from going in on opponents even if it meant getting sent off. Not long after, he was named ‘The Terminator’. Julian always got into the books of referees and that eventually cost him the captain armband.
He was named ‘Razor’ after the famous boxer for the way he cuts opponents on the pitch. Neil played for four different teams including Liverpool F.C. He was really a ruthless defender robust in his position. Neil will always be seen in the heat of brawls and will swing an arm whenever he got provoked. Let’s put it this way: Neil was simply a gangster.