The Football Hard Man Index No.8: Graeme Souness

Ollie Irish

27th, January 2011


By Roger Domeneghetti

Souness: Begbie with skills

When football was still a contact sport Souness was the complete midfielder. The fact he was one of the most gifted modern-day British footballers is often overlooked as he was also able to unleash tackles of real bite and venom. He marked his Rangers debut with a two-footage lunge that led to a 22-man brawl and he nearly sparked a full-on riot when as Galatasaray boss he planted a flag in the centre-circle of arch rivals Fenerbahçe (see video below). And let’s not forget, he also went toe-to-toe with Yosser Hughes (see second video below). Now that is the definition of hard.

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