Hatchetman. Enforcer. Call them what you will, but Hard-men play a central part of the English game. They start long standing rivalries, they becomes heroes with their style of play and they raise the crowd to their feet with the contrversial incidents which follow them around.
This list attempts to list the top ten hard-men who graced the Premier League, some are incredibly obvious and some less so, but all have one thing in common. An absolutely iron mentality on the football pitch, to never give up and to make themselves known with their crunching tackles and steely personalities.
Let me know in the comments section if I've missed anyone who deserves a mention and I'll try to defend my thinking, but do remember its Premier League only. 80's hard-men need not apply.