8. SOL CAMPBELL on Ivica Olic, 2007
Humour us as we allow ourselves to be amused by what is an internet comedy classic, but nonetheless a superb tackle: Sol Campbell on Ivica Olic in the Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Perhaps this is not a particularly difficult challenge to make in the grand scheme of tackles, but it is both brave and clean as a whistle. Most famously, of course, it simply does not stop. Reports are circulating that Campbell is still sliding now.
It's a shame, for England fans at least, that the centre-back couldn't have tackled Olic in similarly emphatic fashion to prevent Croatia scoring their second goal. England capitulated 3-2 and failed to qualify for the European Championship.