I was a touch hasty in stating there were no amputee/one-armed players in top flight football. H’kan S’derstjerna, a Swede who is a key player for Fredrikstad FK – as pointed out by OleM in the comments box below.

The EA Sports FIFA 2005 controversy also refered to below can be looked at in more detail if you read Norwegian here. Even if your Norwegian is ropey the title of the article: FFK-spiller fikk ekstra arm is more than suggestive of the faux pas committed when Electronic Arts failed to factor in a one armed-player into their game engine. Seemingly not just ref’s are insensitive.