Goalkeeper – You know you’re a bit of a Judas when you have to tell the press “I have betrayed no-one”, as former Schalke stopper Manuel Neuer did in 2011.
The German international announced at the end of the 2010/2011 that he would not be renewing his contract set to expire in summer 2012. Therefore, the club were forced to sell him to league rivals Bayern Munich.
The move was considered an abboration by fans, as Neuer was Schalke born-and-bred. Even Bayern fans were initially unhappy with the transfer, and it took a board meeting with supporters groups to end hostilities towards their new stopper.