West Ham F.C supporters’ chant about former player Rio Ferdinand sung to the tune of Duran Duran’s Rio topped the poll, with people chanting, ‘His name is Rio and he watches from the stand.’

West Ham fans came up with the chant after Rio Ferdinand, whilst playing for Manchester United, was banned for eight months after missing a drugs test. The chant is a witty twist on ‘His name is Rio and he dances for West Ham’, which Hammers fans used to sing to their former player. The top ten wittiest football chants, from the last 10 years, are revealed as follows…

1. “His name is Rio and he watches from the stand”. Rio Ferdinand faced this chant after he was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, sung to the tune of Rio by Duran Duran. (24%)

2. “When you’re sat in Row Z, and the ball hits your head, that’s Zamora, that’s Zamora.” Fulham supporters on former goal-shy striker Bobby Zamora, sung to the tune of Dean Martin’s That’s Amore. (19%)

3. “You should have stayed on the telly” Alan Shearer suffered this chant when he stopped working on Match of the Day to take charge of Newcastle, but wasn’t able to save them from being relegated. (19%)

4. “He’s fast, he’s red, he talks like Father Ted, Robbie Keane.” Liverpool fans salute their striker. (18%)

5. “Your teeth are offside, your teeth are offside, Luis Suarez, your teeth are offside.” Manchester United fans singing about Liverpool forward Luis Suarez. (18%)

6. “Deep fry yer pizzas, we’re gonna deep fry yer pizzas!” Scotland fans made this threat against Italy’s cuisine in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in March 2007. (18%)

7. “Chelsea, wherever you may be, keep your wife from John Terry”.  Sung to the tune of Lord of the Dance, Chelsea fans salute their Captain after his affair with former team-mate Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend. (16%)

8. “John Carew, Carew. He likes a lap-dance or two. He might even pay for you. John Carew, Carew.” Sung to the tune of Que Sera Sera by Doris Day, this was the Villa fans’ tribute to their player after he was caught visiting a gentlemen’s club in 2008. (15%)

9. “Fat Eddie Murphy, you’re just a fat Eddie Murphy.” The Newcastle United fans heckling Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink back in his Chelsea days. (14%)

10. “You only live round the corner!” Fulham fans sing to Manchester United supporters during their 2-0 win in the 2008/9 season. (14%)

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