One of the current "intelligent" players.
Avid football fans may look up to successful players, and consider them as role models.
Some are worthy of the fans' respect, and they merit it by displaying a high level of intelligence, discipline and commitment.
However, we realize that there exists a multitude of athletes who are both arrogant and haughty for no apparent reason at all.
Many of them have made remarks and quotes that we will remember forever, looking at how funny and ridiculously insipid some of them are:
'I would not be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.'
* Mark Viduka
Very wise of you Mark.. intelligence
'We lost because we didn't win.'
'I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on
the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at
Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he
was out there playing.'
* Ade Akinbiyi
Do you admire a football player more if he has wit?
I have a weird feeling that he wouldn't have been able to answer that call..
'Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well,
he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best
manager I've ever had.'
* David Beckham
Once again, Beckham displays his astuteness.
'I've had 14 bookings this season - 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of
which were disputable.'
* Paul Gascoigne
Hey Paul, why do I have the feeling that you never passed Mathematics in Elementary school?
'I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona.'
* Mark Draper
Yes, Mark, and I want to play for the French team called Roma.
'I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week,
but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester.'
* Stan Collymore
That's a bit ironic, Stan.
'Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.'
* Ian Wright
I'm sure Beckham didn't take that as a harsh claim.
'I'm as happy as I can be...but I have been happier.'
* Ugo Ehiogu
Ugo, I'm happy for you.
'Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I
live in Middlesborough.'
* Jonathan Woodgate
'I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my
* Lee Hendrie
Strong power of instinct you got there, Lee.
'I couldn't settle in Italy...it was like living in a foreign country.'
* Ian Rush
Looking at the fact that you're not Italian, Ian, actually makes Italy a foreign country.
'I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.'
* David Beckham
Does not the term christened give you a clue, David?
'The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukrainians will be more
* Phil Neville
Your knowledge in Geography is quite impressive, Phil.
'The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it.'
* Graeme Le Saux
Glad that you enjoyed the ceremony, Graeme.
'One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.'
* Alan Shearer
That's a cruel accusation, Alan.
'I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.'
* Les Ferdinand
Can you explain that to me, Les?
' There's no in between - you're either good or bad. We were in between.'
* Gary Lineker
Define that, Gary.
'Sometimes in football, you have to score goals.'
* Thierry Henry
I have an impression that goals can change a game's result.
I hope you enjoyed the humor that football stars were generous enough to offer.