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Top 10 Most Hated Football Players

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Among various kinds of sports, football tends to have the most viewers. These viewers often show love and respect for the team or the players they adore, but they still have disgusted feelings for the one they hate and even become outraged when seeing them.

Although the deficiencies in characteristics and morality could distort the image, this is an unavoidable but necessary problem helping to set up examples for all sportsmen and women.

We don’t deny their outstanding talent, but part of the attitude and the way the players present themselves in front of the fans makes them lose points. It can be rough actions, cheating or showing himself. You can easily live football on and see in any match they play. 

In this list, I will bring you the top 10 most hated footballers. This list will only encompass currently active footballers mainly from the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga – leagues that have the largest audiences in the world. 

10 most hated football players

10. Eden Hazard

In 2013, Eden Hazard had made a big mistake that he wanted to eliminate forever in his playing career. He actually kicked a ball boy trying to bring the ball back from him.

Moreover, he always shows a sense of arrogance. Prior to Chelsea’s career, he popped up on a video that presented his inappropriate facial expressions when choosing which team to move to. It somehow upset his fans and football fans in general. Hazard has already determined that he will return to Chelsea when the Real Madrid contract is over. This definitely disrespected Madrid’s fans and showed an over-confident attitude that Chelsea would have him back at that age.

9. Sergio Busquets

The same as his Barcelona teammates – Dani Alves and Pedro, Sergio Busquets climbed up on the detest ladder. Their unforgivable cheating made many football fans leave Barcelona. However, Busquets is the worst among all the players for the simple reason that he dives far more often and for far more unacceptable challenges.

8. Dele Alli


Although Dele is still at a young age, he has already earned a reputation for diving. Many of you might think that he should not be on this list, but spend some time reading what follows, then your mind will probably change. 

Between 2015 and 2018 he was seen booking up to three times for diving – more than many players who played in that season. In 2017, he was reported to give the middle finger to a referee when playing for England. Maybe another contributing factor is Dele Alli doesn’t appear to be living up to his early potential and even somehow frustrating fans of his club and the whole country.

7. Ashley Young


Ashley Young probably signed a contract playing for Inter Milan in 2020 to escape his reputation in England, and that is because poor Ashley has a lot of trouble at that time. 

Many records have shown that he has a disgusting tendency to cheat whenever the opportunity appears. Young won 11 penalties in 200 Premier League games before the end of 2012, and he continued that situation in the next season. It is true when most audiences said that the stats have actually spoken for themselves.

6. Diego Costa

Diego Costa is notorious for having a bad temper and lashing out at other players. Costa appears to engage in many psychological problems during games, in which he tried to create the confrontations he joined in. In 2015, Kurt Zouma reinforced that Costa likes to cheat. It is so shameful that despite his tough man image, he simulates being injured when there is just minimal contact.

5. Sergio Ramos


Up till now, Ramos has up to 26 red cards that break the La Liga record. He has had a long and distinguished career as being Real Madrid’s most dirty player. Within a couple of years before retiring, that number could rise much higher. Ramos is notorious for being a nasty temper and having a tendency for kicking and elbowing his rivals. He even uses his hands to stop the opposition from making goals.

4. Raheem Sterling

At the early age of  20, Raheem Sterling was quick to grab the money and leave the team that propels him to stardom. After first rejecting the advances of Manchester City, Liverpool was forced into the move when Sterling appeared to fake an illness to avoid training. After the move, he was hated by fans of all teams.

3. Luis Suarez


When thinking of Suarez, people often visualize a wolf. For most of the fans, Luis Suarez first came to hateful prominence in an Uruguay match in the 2010 World Cup – he bit an opponent. Moreover, after moving to the Premier League, Suarez was continuously accused of diving after winning a number of penalties for Liverpool.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

With Ronaldo, there are many things that may have acted to exaggerate his faults, though. A silly reason could be mentioned is that he has always earned his reputation at Manchester United, so there is a tendency from the rest of the football world. 

That’s going to draw him a huge amount of hatred. Many people even disrespect him because he wears earrings and uses hair gel. They think that it is not appropriate for a football star to do that.

1. Neymar

In 2010, Neymar argued with Santos manager, Dorival Junior, and then the manager was sacked. Neymar has continued to disrespect players, coaches, and referees throughout his career, achieving a large number of red cards. Besides, Neymar’s playing style is somehow selfish. He would rather do it by himself, this sometimes can push the teammates far from him and frustrate fans. Neymar is considered the top player on this list. Because he is one of the players who has received the most red cards. Update the football news today so as not to miss out on the side news related to the young player playing for this PSG club.

Final Verdict

It is a matter of fact that sometimes hatred was abhorred for many silly reasons. Those footballers who play for some of the biggest teams in the world could easily be hated by rival fans. Do not worry if there are a number of players from the team you support are included here, they might rock the games and possibly make those fans afraid.