#2. Ali Dia
Everyone’s favourite football fraud. Graeme Souness must have been delighted when Ballon d’Or winner George Weah phoned him up to tell him about his cousin. Weah told Souness just how good his cousin was and how he should be signed by Southampton immediately. Souness agreed and Weah’s cousin Ali Dia signed for the Saints in 1996. Unfortunately for Souness it was not Weah on the phone and his cousin Ali Dia was a conman. Dia was not a professional footballer but made one memorably terrible appearance for the Saints against Leeds. When the truth emerged Dia was promptly thrown out of the club and never played again.