In 1977 Pelé named his autobiography, My life and the Beautiful Game. Pelé said his book was dedicated to all those who make the game beautiful, but some of the worlds greatest players weren’t so ‘beautiful’, just look at Ronaldinho – won the European Footballer of the Year in 2005 but looks like he never visited the dentist.
I took a little trip down memory lane in search of the ugliest footballers that played for Manchester United, and we would like to thank everyone that got involved using Twitter. We’ll be publishing more pieces like this here on Stretty News in the future but they certainly won’t be as ugly as this!
Here’s our top five
1. Luke Chadwick – Tweeted more than anyone else today which makes him the most unattractive player to wear the Manchester United shirt. Chadwick was brought through the youth ranks at United and the majority of his appearances were made in the League Cup against the ‘smaller teams’. The 30-year-old midfielder is currently playing for MK Dons.
2. Carlos Tévez aka Scareface – The Judas twat that said he loved the Manchester United fans decided to join Manchester City in July 2009. The money grabbing whore should have spent some of his cash on bettering his looks!
3. Wayne Rooney – The scouse born international has been voted the ugliest footballer ever on a number of polls including one from Yahoo’s sports blog, Dirty Tackle. However, Rooney’s not so pleasant look sums of the type of footballer he is, a fierce warrior that nobody would like to meet, up a dark lane on a night out.
4. Gary Neville – Despite how much we admire Gary Neville, I think it’s impossible to call him an attractive man. The Mancunian that has showed his hatred for scousers throughout the years retired earlier this season and surprisingly got praise from former England internationals; Jamie Carragher among them.
Carragher said: “For me [G.Neville] he’s the best full-back the Premier League’s had. And also just behind David Beckham, probably one of the best crossers of the ball we’ve seen.”
5. Gorden Strachan – A ginger midfield maestro that contributed to Manchester United’s FA Cup victory against Everton in 1985. It may be harsh adding Strachan to this list but it was between himself and the following: Mikaël Silvestre, Gabriel Obertan, Karel Poborský, Steve Bruce, Joe Jordan, Steve James, Ashley Grimes – the list goes on.
If you disagree with any of the above or think we left out someone, please leave a comment and we will think think about editing this piece.