Blatter named football's most controversial figure of 2015 by Goal readers

The disgraced Fifa president, who has been handed an eight-year ban from football, has beaten Chelsea striker Diego Costa to top the votes in our poll


Sepp Blatter has been voted as the most controversial figure in 2015 by Goal users - landing over a third of the votes.

The 79-year-old has endured a turbulent year after being in the centre of Fifa's corruption scandal, and although he still denies any wrongdoing, the disgraced president ended 2015 with an eight-year ban from all football-related activity.

Second in the poll was Diego Costa, who crashed and bullied his way through the year with Chelsea and ended up with 16% of the vote.

Real Madrid president and Florentino Perez and Karim Benzema were tied in third with 8% of the vote, while Rafa Benitez and Denis Cheryshev, the man at the heart of the Spanish club's Copa del Rey ban, ended up with 7% of the vote.