10. Kolo Toure While not a drug junkie per se, Kolo Toure did use some pills to lose weight. Back in 2011, the Ivorian center-back was banned for six months after failing a drug test. Toure was concnvinced that he was fat, and although that was just his perception, he proceeded to take water tablets ..
10. Mesut Ozil Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is a devout Muslim. One of the main tenets of Islam is moral responsibility; adultery is considered as a sin. In October 2014, Christian Lell, the former Bayern Munich defender accused Ozil of cheating on his girlfriend with Melanie Rickinger, Lell’s girlfriend. Christian Lell described his now ex-girlfriend ..
10. Hamit Altintop Back on May 2011, Real Madrid announced that they had reached a deal for the transfer of the Turkish midfielder Hamit Altintop for £4.5 million. He made his debut for the club on September 2011 in a match against Ajax, but as a substitute. He didn’t start as a regular until January ..
9. Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers The Scottish manager was appointed as Blackburn Rovers boss in 2010, replacing Sam Allardyce who was relieved of his duties despite saving the club from relegation the previous season. Kean was a derided figure at Ewood Park for the duration of his near two-year stint in charge. Blackburn relegated from ..
10. Andriy Voronin Former Ukrainian attacking midfielder Andriy Voronin joined Liverpool during the 2007 summer transfer window. He signed a four-year deal with the Reds. Despite a relatively good start, Voronin couldn’t live up to the expectations. The Ukrainian was a decent player, but he just couldn’t adapt in the Premier League. Voronin managed just ..
10. Rio Ferdinand Former England and Manchester defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement on May 2015. He was arguably one of the best defenders of his generation. Footballers care about their bodies, but some like to work more on their physique. Rio Ferdinand has visible abs, but what makes him stand out from the other players ..
8. Stephen Ireland Some people are full blown mercenaries; they know nothing about loyalty whatsoever. If they find a more lucrative source of income, they will do whatever it takes to get there. Stephen Ireland has been a controversial player during throughout his career. The Irish international may be a decent midfielder, but he doesn’t ..
10 – Neil Ruddock Neil Ruddock may be one of the fattest players in the Premier League history, but he managed to play until the age of 46. Ruddock has plied his trade with Southamton, Tottenham Hostspur and Liverpool. Despite his extra pounds, Neil Ruddock managed to score 30 goals during his career, impressive for ..
10. Emmanuel Adebayor vs Nicklas Bendtner, Arsenal When you’re winning and everything is going smooth, everybody’s happy. When sh*t hits the fan, though, few can keep their cool. Back in 2008, Arsenal were losing 4-1 to Tottenham. The Gunners were frustrated, but two players seemed angry; Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Adebayor. The two were involved ..
10 – Southampton The English Premier League team, Southampton has one of the most prolific youth academies in England and in Europe. The English legend, Alan Shearer was the product of the Southampton academy. Tier system is responsible with producing some great players, the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott. According to some reports, ..