The 20 Softest Players in World Football History

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The 20 Softest Players in World Football History
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For the longest time, football has been branded as a soft sport.

And while I completely disagree with this statement, many players in the course of footy history have done little to dispel this notion.

Being "soft" in football terms can mean a few different things, but the players listed contribute a lot to the criticism.

The style of the modern game has turned more towards showmanship and gamesmanship, and the current stars resort to diving, faking injuries and time wasting to better gain a competitive edge. That being said, that doesn't mean players of yesteryear didn't try referees as well.

Here is a list of the 20 softest players ever in footy, and you will be surprised with many of the names on this list.

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