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How Does The Tackle On UCD's Robbie Benson Compare To The Worst Of All Time?

How Does The Tackle On UCD's Robbie Benson Compare To The Worst Of All Time?
By Barry Arnold
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After the horror tackle in UCD's Europa League second qualifying round where Slovan Bratislava's Nicholas Gorosito saw red after literally launching himself into Robbie Benson, we decided the compile a list of the worst tackles we've ever seen. A word of warning, it's not for the squeamish.

That Roy Keane tackle on Alf Inge Haaland


The Premier League's most famous tackle was in revenge after Haaland accused Keane of feigning injury four years earlier.

Michael Brown on Ryan Giggs


Michael Brown was known as a hard man throughout his career, tackles like this explain why.


Dirk Kuyt on Phil Neville


The Merseyside derby regularly produces red cards, here Dirk Kuyt takes the occasion in his stride.


Ryan Shawcross on Aaron Ramsey


The horror tackle left Ramsey with a broken leg, thankfully after a long layoff the Wales international has returned to his best in the last two seasons.


Ben Thatcher on Pedro Mendes



The only problem with this entry is if it can even be considered a tackle.


Eric Cantona on Michel Der Zakarian


Cantona shows that he had the kung-fu kick in his locker long before that Crystal Palace fan with this tackle on Michel Der Zakarian in 1988.


Joey Barton on Dickson Etuhu


It wouldn't be a worst tackles list without Joey Barton being included.


Didier Zokora on Emre


Bit of background to this one, after former Newcastle midfielder Emre received just a two-game ban for racially abusing ex-Spurs defender Didier Zokora earlier in the season, Zokora took action into his own hands.

Nigel De Jong on Xabi Alonso


Arguably the highlight of the 2010 World Cup Final.

Graham Souness on Gheorghe Rotariu


Like Keane, Souness could have had multiple inclusions, but this challenge on Steaua Bucharest's Gheorghe Rotariu is the pick of the bunch.

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