3. Ashley Cole

Former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Ashley Cole, is known to be among the very top footballers who smoke as he has been pictured on several occasions while smoking and he has been branded as a consummate smoker but cares less about that.

2. Dimitar Berbatov

The Bulgarian forward has been a good smoking addict throughout his career. Berbatov is known for smoking cigars as well as cigarettes.

“No, sometimes when you see a picture I just pretend to smoke to make me more of a cool guy.” He would, but we all know better than that.

1. Johan Cruyff

As a footballer and as a manager, Cruyff smoked 20 cigarettes a day until he underwent a double heart bypass surgery after the cigarettes and stress caught up with him. “Football has given me everything in this life; tobacco almost took it all away.” He said.

To help him give up on smoking, Chupa Chups Group, a Barcelona-based confectioner, sent him a box of lollipops. From then on, Cruyff could be seen on TV furiously sucking a Chupa Chups as he paced back and forth on the sidelines.

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