The Sun recently had an article on the top 10 hard men of football. I thought the list was interesting, but I disagreed with several of their choices, including their choice of Graeme Souness as their #1 hardman.
To be included on my hardman list a player needed to not only be feared by their opponents, they had to have actual soccer skills. That is why someone like Vinnie Jones is not on the list!
My top five soccer hardmen.