The XI Biggest Gamblers in Football

Biggest bettors in the beautiful game revealed

The words football and moderation go together like Mourinho and modesty, like Heskey and clinical or Rooney and articulate.

The ultra-professional footballers of today have largely turned their back on drink and drugs, instead opting for the more glamorous, yet equally damaging, vice of high stakes gambling. Hyper-inflated wages have unsurprisingly led to gambling debts in the millions for some footballers.

At, we’ve put together a guide to the biggest known gamblers in the game, including high profile cases as well as those who’ve slipped under the radar. Read and share our Gambler’s XI and leave us a comment if you think we’ve missed anyone.