By Ollie Irish
Name: Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, aka ‘Dunga’ (after Dopey, one of the Seven Dwarves – because of his lack of stature when he was young)
Position: Defensive midfielder
Why so hard? With his military-issue haircut, Dunga looks like a renegade soldier from a bad 1980s action movie. And, like a renegade solider from a bad 1980s action movie, he doesn’t take shit or suffer fools. As head coach of Brazil, it’s his way or the highway – his way, rooted in pragmatism, has served Brazil well so far.
As a player he was nails too (but rarely dirty), giving Brazil’s fancy dans some much-needed protection in midfield.