Former Cagliari midfielder Fabian O'Neill has lifted the lid on the playboy lifestyle of footballers in Italy.

The Uruguayan played for Cagliari from 1995-2000, going on to Juventus in 2000-02 and Perugia for six months.

O'Neill told and calcionews24: "I drank a lot back then and had a few problems with tests. Nothing happened at Cagliari because the President adored me.

"It was different at Juventus, as every month they did blood tests and I had high cholesterol among other things. The doctor used to say I should've been locked up rather than playing football.

"Once at Juve I went to a party at Pippo Inzaghi's house and there were lots of girls from TV shows there. We danced and drank beer, but everyone except me ended up having sex that night. The day after I saw them on television and told my wife: 'Look, last night I was with all of them and didn't do anything!'"