Top 10: Football's flawed geniuses (1)

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Perhaps more than ever the spotlight is on modern professional footballers, under pressure to maintain the highest standards on and off the field to maximise their talent in a short but lucrative window at the top level.

Ultimately some players, even former legends and current superstars, fall short of those standards despite winning silverware and legions of fans thanks to their immense ability.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been back under the spotlight this afternoon, although thankfully only with an admission of past mistakes, which gives us the perfect opportunity to bring you a countdown of top 10 flawed stars who through misfortune or personal error have laid bare imperfections for the world to see. 

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George Best
Andrey Arshavin
Mario Balotelli
Roy Keane
Paul Gascoigne
Luis Suarez
Dimitar Berbatov
Paulo di Canio
Manchester United
Zinedine Zidane
Tottenham Hotspur

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