Let’s be honest—most of us wouldn’t stand a chance against a professional footballer in a fight. These guys are honed athletes, running more in a week than many of us do in a year.
But if you had to pick some to avoid, these guys would be on the list.
Bolo Zenden, Josh Fashanu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are trained martial arts experts. Throw a punch and you’d find yourself on the back quicker than Zlatan can say, “I am Zlatan.”
Vinnie’s craft was far less refined. Like Ron “Chopper” Harris, Claudio Gentile, Joe Jordan and Miguel Angel Nadal, he belongs in the straightforward hard-man category.
The modern game is a gentler place, but there are still tough guys to be found.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arturo Vidal, Gennaro Gattuso and Gary Medel are all guys you wouldn’t want to go one-on-one with.
No doubt you’ll be able to suggest plenty more below.