Most Controversial Football Players

Likewise other games, football is one such popular game that has got good and bad, controversial yet confidential happenings. When we talk about the controversial talks, our mind clicks to the oddest scenarios happened. Reputation of an individual holds equal importance as that of the team, as a bad mark can ruin their entire position. There are some footballers who have got the spotlight in controversial matters.

They are those who have been caught on several issues both on and off fields. But most of them are the ones possessing bad behavior off field, which has got them into trouble. Here, in this article, we bring to you the Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World who, because of their bad behavior have had their reputation at stake. So, come, take a sneak peak and have fun browsing!!

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

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Player #5 – Mario Balotelli

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Mario Balotelli is a 23 year old is a nice player but his good playing abilities have been surpassed by his repeated disciplinary carelessness. He is an Italian footballer who plays forward, and during his play at Manchester, Balotelli had an outburst with the City Manager and refused to leave the pitch. His this bad behavior got him into real trouble. His in-disciplinary controversial behavior makes him at number 5 on our list.

Player #4 – Joey Barton

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Joey Barton, a 31 year old midfielder is one good footballer who has now got the name of a bad boy. He once broke the leg of a pedestrian while driving his car in Liverpool City Center. He has also become victim of a six month prison on his getting into a fight in the Liverpool City Center. His controversies are still continuing which is, overall, giving a bad name to him as well as the team.

Player #3 – Luis Suarez

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Luis Suarez is another bad boy on the list. This Uruguay footballer has got so many controversies to his name. The most crucial controversy was when when Suarez was charged with racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. As a result, Suarez was banned eight matches and was also fined £40,000. Another controversy is seen in the match between Uruguay and Liverpool when a Liverpool striker is accused of a ‘nice dive’ by West Brom’s Paul Scharner. He said: “Suarez is one of the best in the world at winning penalties.”

Player #2 – Eric Cantona

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Eric Cantona is one of the Alex Ferguson’s best signings for Manchester United, but his controversial behavior has got him a bad name. This former France international had to bear a two week prison when he was found guilty of assault as a result of the attack he made on a Crystal Palace supporter in 1995. However, this imprisonment was later cut short to 120 hours of community service. He was banned by the United for four months which was later increased to eight months. This 47 years old Ferguson has been into many controversies throughout his career and is, thus, at number 2 on our list.

Player #1 – Diego Maradona

Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Diego Maradona is a famous Argentinian footballer, one of the Greatest in the Game. who has got many controversies to his name. He is thus considered the “king of controversy”. At the World Cup ’86, in Mexico, his most known controversy happened. During the game against England, his famous “Hand of God” goal became a big controversy. Moreover, in 1994 this midfielder was sent home from the tournament as it was revealed that he failed to pass the drug test. Stimulant ephedrine were found in his blood sample. Also, he has had a public fight with cocaine when he was playing for Napoli. Adding more to his controversies, Maradona received a jail sentence for shooting journalists with an air rifle four years ago. All his recurring controversies makes him stand at number 1 on our list of the Top 5 Most Controversial Footballers.

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Top 5 Most Controversial Football Players in the World

Player #1 – Diego Maradona
Player #2 – Eric Cantona
Player #3 – Luis Suarez
Player #4 – Joey Barton
Player #5 – Mario Balotelli

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