An XI Made Up Of Players With The Most Red Cards In History
Sergio Ramos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edgar Davids feature in football's dirtiest XI.
TransferMarkt have collected all the key data and worked out which player has had the most red cards in each position across the pitch to ultimately create a side which has a ridiculous total of 168 dismissals from the 11 players.
Jens Lehmann is in goal after being shown red seven times, with serial sh*thouses Pepe and Ramos both playing at the back after collating 12 and 26 career red cards respectively.
Ramos, the most carded player in the history of La Liga and the Champions League, was given a straight red in Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Bernabeu in February.
The back four is completed by Patrice Evra and Marco Materazzi, who is joined in the side by Zinedine Zidane - who was shown his 14th and final red card when he headbutted the Italian in the 2006 World Cup final.
Roma legends Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi were prone to a red card, picking up 31 sendings off between them before retirement - while well-travelled Davids was only six off that tally himself.
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The Dutchman was sent off three times in eight games when he was player-manager of Barnet.
Up top is a strike partnership of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli as despite their special abilities, were always at risk of being sent for an early both. Each have been giving their marching orders on 13 occasions.
Balotelli, who was sent off within seven minutes of coming on for Brescia in January, had a unique 'good behaviour clause' inserted in his Liverpool deal.
:movie_camera:: Jose Mourinho recounts his experience at Inter Milan in 2009 with Mario Balotelli in the UEFA Champions League against Kazan. Inter played a 1 - 1 draw. pic.twitter.com/F8ICh15Fl3- :earth_africa::mag: (@historyintwits) August 26, 2019
It meant the Italian was handed a £1 million bonus for not getting sent off three or more times during his single season at Anfield.
Here is the 'Bad Boys top XI' in full:
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