Mystic Materazzi

Marco Materazzi, quoted before the World Cup final: 'We have players that can mark Zidane, like Gattuso… There's no need to charge him up, otherwise he is capable of splitting the world in two.'

UPDATE: Btw, sister site Who Ate All the Pies (Ronaldo, probably) has a cracking video compilation of Materazzi's worst/best fouls. In a word, ouch.