- David Batty:
The Englishman played for a number of clubs including Leeds United, Blackburn and Newcastle United in his 18 year long football career. He also played for the English national team, appearing for the three Lions in the Euros in 1992 and the FIFA World Cup in 1998. His time in the national team was highlight most with his penalty miss against Argentina in the World Cup. In 2007, he was found stating that he never went to see England play after he retired from the game as it was boring and a waste of money to see play football.
- Bobby Zamora:
Zamora was a popular figure in the Premier League especially because of his time with Fulham. He also played for Brighton & Hove, West Ham, Bristol Rovers, Spurs and Queens Park Rangers. He also played for the English national side before he retired in 2016. During an interview in 2012, Zamora admitted that he wasn’t that big a football fan and that he doesn’t like watching it in his free time.
- Curtis Woodhouse:
Curtis was a former England U-21 sensation as he played football from 1997 to 2006. He then changed his sport and joined the sport of boxing at the age of 26, again making a comeback to football playing for Rushden and Diamonds as he went on to play for another six years, retiring at Sheffield United. When asked for his views on football, he was found stating that it was his dream to become a footballer but once that was achieved he just felt like leaving the game as he hated the money that came with football.
- Stephen Ireland:
Stephen is a strange man and certainly a player who failed to fulfill the expectations from him at Manchester City. Now playing for Stoke City, the Irish midfielder found a strange way to express his disgust with the game as he took it on Bebo, a social networking website to state that football is a shi**y game, wondering why he kept playing it. He also lied to his national teammates about the death of his grandmother when he actually wanted to spent his time with his girlfriend. Quite a character Ireland is!
- Gabriel Batistuta:
Batistuta will always remain a legend at Fiorentina courtesy his phenomenal spell with the Italian club. He was Argentina’s leading goal scorer until Messi broke that record in 2016. It is safe to say that Batistuta was an amazing footballer but in his autobiography we saw some surprising comments. It was written that Gabriel didn’t want football around him after he played a match and that when he was working for his autobiography; he was least interested in talking about football as he asked to look at his records when asked to write on his footballing career. One would surely expect more passion and excitement from a legend like him.