6) Joey Barton
One of the roughest players in English football, Joey Barton is more famous for his hard tackles rather than his outstanding play. Not just the on-field behavior, Barton has been known to be violent off the field too. Already convicted twice of assault charges, Barton has been labeled as the ‘dirtiest player in football’. The FA has charged him of violent behavior three times in his career. He has often been criticized of making dangerous tackles without any logic or reason. He was banned for nine games after being sent–off for elbowing Carlos Tevez, and then kicking Sergio Aguero after he was shown a red card.