John Terry and the 10 Worst Kicks to the Face in Soccer

Andre RojterCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2010

John Terry and the 10 Worst Kicks to the Face in Soccer

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    During the 2007 League Cup Final between Chelsea and Arsenal, Chelsea captain John Terry was the recipient of one of soccer's worst kicks to the face.

    It resulted in a record seven minutes of stoppage time being added to the end of the match to off set the time lost during his injury.

    While Terry was substituted out after the incident, not all other occasions of players being kicked in the face during a match ended so drastically.

10. Robbie Fowler

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    Almost a year ago, Australia's best soccer player, Robbie Fowler, managed to find his way onto this list. Perhaps because he was tired of losing 5-0, perhaps because he is a crazy man, certainly because he was fed up.

9. John Terry

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    During the 2007 League Cup Final between Chelsea and Arsenal, Chelsea captain John Terry was the recipient of one of soccer's worst kick to the face.

    It resulted in a record seven minutes of stoppage time being added to the end of the match to off set the time lost during his injury.

    Terry was substituted out after the incident.

8. Geir Ludvig

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    I guess technically this isn't a "kick" but rather a knee. Either way it was pretty insane.

7. Demy De Zeeuw

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    The latest entry into this category came during this summer's semifinal of the 2010 World Cup between Holland and Uruguay.

    Holland's Demy De Zeeuw received this nasty bicycle style kick to the face from Martin Caceres, resulting in blood going everywhere.

    Perhaps the injury wasn't as bad since Holland won, but it is still pretty nasty.

6. Eyal Berkovic

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    Yes that's right people, this crazy moment came in practice.

    That means these two are teammates.

    And the escalation was ridiculously fast.

5. Rüştü Reçber

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    Rüştü Reçber is perhaps the greatest Turkish goal tender ever. He was voted the 2002 UEFA Keeper of the year and was on Pele's 125 greatest living footballers back in 2004.

    Thankfully, however, before he called it quits he had this run in with English Kieron Dyer for us to enjoy.

4. Rodrigo Palacio

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    Usually I wouldn't bother calling out an Argentinian for kicking another one in the face, but this one takes the cake.

    The Velez Sarsfield keeper for no reason jumps to get a long ball and manages to show Boca's Palacio his cleats.

3. Ajax

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    All I can tell you about this one is that it is somewhere in Holland.

    Oh, and that it was awsome.

2. Gonzalo Sorondo

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    During this 2009 Copa Sudamericana match between Brazil's Internacional and Chile's Universidad, Inters Gonzalo Sorondo took a killer kick to the head.


    At least the Chilean defender apologized right away.

1. Bolivia

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    This is easily the single greatest moment in Bolivian soccer history.