Football some times become an episode of drama when a hero turns to zero. It happens many times in football when footballers suffer bans for months and years. Today we will discuses here about the bans that footballers suffered during the career. Maradona and Eric Cantona are the two footballers who suffered longest ban. Maradona and Adrian Mutu are the only two players who suffer football ban twice in their career. Mostly footballer face ban due to hitting fans or facing drug test failure.
|Players||Football Ban Length||Cause of Ban||Year|
|Joe Barton||18 Months||Betting||2017|
|Diego Maradona||15 Months||Drug Test Failure||1991|
|Eric Cantona||9 Months||Hitting Fan||1995|
|Patrice Evra||7 Months (Uefa Club Matches)||Hitting Fan||2017|
|Mark Bosnich||9 Months||Drug Test Failure||2007|
|Rio Ferdinand||8 Months||New Zealand||1999|
|Adrian Mutu||7 Months||Drug Test Failure||2004|
|Kolo Toure||6 Months||Drug Test Failure||2011|
|Vinnie Jones||6 Months||Grabbing||1992|
|Luis Suarez||4 Months||Biting||2014|
#1: Diego Maradona: 15 Months ban in Football (1991):
Diego Maradona is one of the greatest footballer in the world. He is well known for his performances in the World Cup matches and club matches. Maradona failed the drug test for cocaine which brings his career on different route and he face 15 months long ban.
#2: Eric Cantona: 9 Months ban in Football (1995):
Eric Cantona faces nine months ban in football after hitting a fan during a match against Crystal Palace in 1995. A kick that hit outside of the stadium much known as (Kung fu kick) cause biggest upset to Cantona career.
#3: Patrice Evra: 7 Months ban in Football (2017):
Patrice Evra face 7 months ban from the UEFA Competition. Evra faced this ban after kick a fan during warm-up in a stadium. Marseille subsequently terminated Evra’s contract with immediate effect and currently he is a free agent.
#4: Luis Suarez: 4 Months ban in Football (2014):
In 2014, world cup a biting incident took place between Giorgio Chiellini and Luis Suarez. Suarez after incident suffers 4 months ban in football. That incident put a worst impact on the career of Suarez.