10. “I would not be bothered if we lost every game, as long as we won the league.”

Possibly Viduka's most famous quote came near the end of his career during his spell at Newcastle United, at the time an under-pressure club that were on a nasty form streak.

Viduka's attempt at calming down the Geordie faithful was in typical Dukes fashion.

9. "The Scottish press are mental. They made up so many things, they said I was in an asylum and went to some cuckoo place. It was ridiculous."

After excelling at Melbourne Knights, Viduka took off to the birthplace of his parents, Croatia, to join league powerhouses Dynamo Zagreb at just 19-years-old.

Despite playing for a club racked with controversy during a tough political transition spell in the Croatian capital, Viduka's natural talents shone and he soon escaped to what he believed to be a calmer, easier life at Celtic Park.

He was wrong. 

8. "If it's going to be like that I don't even want to play for Australia."

While Viduka is undoubtedly a national treasure and as he matured, deservingly became one of the Socceroos' most successful captains, he was often seen as divisive throughout his career for his approach to the national team. 

This quote, during his time at Leeds United, sums up much of that controversy. After a well-publicised bust-up with teammate and compatriot Harry Kewell, he accused then-Socceroos boss Frank Farina of being pressured to make Kewell captain over Paul Okon.

Farina never did make Kewell captain and thankfully, Dukes never followed through on his threat.