With all the money, fast cars and adoration that come with Premier League status, there are plenty of reasons why a top-level footballer might get big-headed.
That’s not to say the trait is any more acceptable, and it’s a sad reflection of the sport when we find ourselves admiring a player just because they seem grounded, congratulating them for keeping some sense of normality.
But there are those whose feet are nowhere near the ground.
An egomaniac is defined as someone with an “obsessive preoccupation with the self,” and that relate to a player's personal life or on-pitch manner.
The following candidates have all shown these tendencies in their careers, some ranking a little more selfishly than others.