It was extremely difficult to leave this Englishman out of the list. Stuart Pearce is the epitome of a hard man. It was believed that Pearce attempted to run off a leg break during a game. In addition to this, Pearce was known for clattering into opponents to show them
who really was the boss. Pearce had an illustrious career despite starting off in the non-league wilderness for Wealdstone. He made more than 800 appearances and achieved 78 caps for England.