4. Paul Gascoigne
Whenever Paul Gascoigne is involved, you can always expect drama.
The ex-midfielder was probably the most talented English player in history and a football legend in his own right.
Gascoigne made a name for himself at the 1990 World Cup despite never starting an international game. His strong performances not only helped England reach the semi-finals, but earned global stardom.
Perhaps what truly won ‘Gazza’ everyone’s affection was the way he cried upon receiving a yellow card in the semi-finals. The thought of missing the final devastated him.
Of course, England never got that far in the end.
— Kayla (@nodangs) September 27, 2016
Gascoigne later starred in Euro 96 while enjoying club spells with the likes of Tottenham, Lazio and Rangers.
After retiring in 2004, Gascoigne tried his luck as a coach with Kettering United. But things didn’t go well and ended through an ugly brawl with the club’s board over his alcoholism.
He lasted just 39 days in the role.