The 10 Cockiest Footballers of All Time

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The 10 Cockiest Footballers of All Time
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February 5 is a pretty historic day in the football calendar.

"Why?" I hear you ask.

Nothing special has ever been won on February 5—no World Cups or European Championships, nor has anything outrageous taken place on that particular date.

In fact, as far as achievements go, the fifth day of the second month is about as standard a day as the rest of them.

However, as many as 15 footballers were born on that day. Carlos Tevez, Neymar and Adnan Januzaj make up part of that list, but there is one name that stands out. One name that anybody with a link to the game—no matter how big or small—knows well. Heck, even people who don't even like the beautiful game will know this player's name.

It is that of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese is one of the most well-known, well-loved and, at the same time, most-hated footballers on the planet.

He is considered amongst the best players to have ever graced the game—but he is also known for his down-right cockiness.

So, in celebrating all that is Ronaldo on his 29th birthday, we'll run through the 10 cockiest players of all time.

The following stars make the list because of their cockiness on the pitch, in things that they have said during their career and also for a few quirky things they've done outside of the game.

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