Football fans love an exaggerated story, or a cheeky piece of football trivia to impress their friends with down the pub. Well, this list of football’s Top Ten urban legends will hopefully right a few wrongs and unfold the truth about some of football’s biggest mysteries and tall tales that are slightly lacking in the evidence department.

Some are conspiracy theories, others are stories that have crept into fan forums and discussion articles across the Internet, and a few are verging on the absurd.

But for those of you looking for a bit of entertainment and some intriguing tales, read on and check out the beautiful game’s top ten urban legends – but don’t get too carried away.

Click on Mario Balotelli to unveil the top 10