Top 5 Toughest Players In Football History

There are a lot of players who are very hard or tough when tackling their opponents.

In this article, I have gathered 5 toughest players in Football history.

1. Gennaro Gattuso.

Gennaro Ivan Gattuso Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian professional football manager and former player.

As a player, he mainly played in the centre as a defensive midfielder, although he was also capable of playing on the wing.

As a player, he mainly played in the centre as a defensive midfielder, although he was also capable of playing on the wing.

He initially played for Perugia, Salernitana, and Rangers, though he is mostly remembered for his time with AC Milan in Serie A, where he won the Champions League, in 2002/203 and 2006/2007, the Coppa Italia in 2002/2003, and also the Serie A title in 2003/2004 and 2010/2011.

2. Nigel De Jong

Nigel de Jong is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and current English language pundit for beIN Sports covering Premier League and Champions League football.

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De Jong joined the Ajax youth academy and made the first team at age 17.

He moved in 2006 to join Hamburg and then joined Manchester City in January 2009 for an estimated £18 million, where he became an important part of their holding midfield.

A tireless grafter, he garnered a reputation of being a combative and feisty player in his performances, a reputation that earned him nicknames such asThe Destroyer and “Lawnmower“.

He moved to Italian side A.C. Milan in August 2012, before joining MLS side LA Galaxy in February 2016.

He subsequently had spells with Galatasaray in Turkey, Mainz 05 in Germany, and Al Ahli and Al-Shahania in Qatar.

3. Sergio Ramos.

Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Spain national team.

He played as a centre-back for Real Madrid for 16 seasons, whom he captained for six seasons.

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He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time.

He has also played as a right-back earlier in his career.

After emerging through Sevilla’s youth academy and spending two seasons with the senior side, Ramos moved to Real Madrid in the summer of 2005.

Since then, he went on to become a mainstay for Real Madrid, and had won 22 major honours, including five La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, becoming one of La Liga’s top goalscorers from a defensive position.

4. Roy Keane.

Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football pundit, manager and former professional player.

He is the joint most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies in his club career, 17 of which came during his time at English club Manchester United.

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Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004.

He is powerful, dominant, consistent, and highly competitive midfielder, in his prime, Keane was known for his work-rate, mobility, energy, physicality, and hard-tackling style of play, which earned him a reputation as one of the best players in the world in his position.

5. Gerardo Alberto Bedouin

Gerardo Alberto Bedoya Múnera is a retired Colombian footballer.

He began as a defender but he also played as a defensive midfielder.

Nicknamed “the beast,” he currently holds the record for most red cards received by any player in the history of the game.

Bedoya has the ignominy of being the professional footballer with the most red cards to his name (46 red cards).







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