Top 10 Worst Football (Soccer) Divers

Welcome, football fans! It's time to tackle a topic that's as divisive as a late equalizer and as heated as a derby match: diving in football. For the uninitiated, diving, also known as simulation, is an attempt by a player to gain an unfair advantage by falling to the ground and possibly feigning an injury, with the aim of deceiving the referee into thinking a foul has occurred. It's a controversial part of the sport that has sparked countless debates and a fair share of outrage.

Now, we can all agree that football is a beautiful game. It's a sport that captivates us with its breathtaking goals, nail-biting finishes, and moments of genius. However, every now and then, the beauty of the game gets marred by players who decide to take a tumble rather than play fair. These are the divers, the players who prefer the theatrics of a well-rehearsed fall to the thrill of an honest challenge.

So, who are the worst culprits of this unsporting behavior? That's the question we're asking you today. We're looking for the players who have a reputation for diving, those who have been consistently criticized for their theatrics on the pitch.

It's time to vote for the footballers who you think deserve to be recognized for their less-than-admirable acts of simulation. Thousands of fellow fans have already had their say, and now it's your turn to join in. Maybe it's a player who's known for their dramatic falls, or perhaps it's someone who's been caught on camera one too many times. Whoever it is, this is the place to make your opinion known.

Remember, this isn't about their skill, their goals, or their assists; it's about the players who've chosen to dive rather than play the game as it's meant to be played.
The Top Ten
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

I really don't care how good he is, I still think he is the worst athlete I have ever seen. I don't have anything positive to say about this man, except that he is good at soccer, which in this case, doesn't help at all.

Should act like a the great player he is.
Glorifies himself over the team.
Enough with the ugly celebrations.
Enough with the gorilla face after every goal.

Worst football player and diver ever
He and fellow real players and fans think barca is a cheat club but truly no club and players are worse in cheating than real madrid.

2 Didier Drogba Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

Great player but a diver

3 Sergio Busquets Sergio Busquets Burgos (born July 16, 1988) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona, where he is the club captain.

Ronaldo pissed me off when he was in Manchester, but has stopped his antics. However, Busquets just keeps on diving.

Remember that Classico when he fell down and covered his face? After a while he checked to serif everyone was looking! Worst diver ever

By far the worst diver, makes Ronaldo look like an honest player. Busquets chose to play football, I think he would have done better as an actor or a proffessional diver

4 Neymar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, born 5 February 1992, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and the Brazil national team as a forward or winger, and is also the captain of the national team.

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How is Neymar not #1 on this list. He dives at least 3-4 times per game and is simply a disgrace. The fact that Messi is higher than him just shows how stupid most of the people are on this website.

By far the worst especially with his status as a youth ideal and marketing legend.

Worst in the world... how does he not top this list? He is a truly classless

5 Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.
6 Luis Suárez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz (born 24 January 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

Racist and bites other footballers (even kids) just watch Luis Suarez bit my finger.

He dives to bite a player.

He is a racist person

7 Ángel Di María
8 Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

Mess I hardly dives he is a stand up player and will get up after he got hacked but there are plenty of others in the barca squad who do enough diving for the whole LA liga. I recommend red cards for diving and they will stop doing it within 3 month

What's this hype about Messi being a great player? He too, dives like any other player.. and so, he too is just ordinary

Why is messi here? He never dives!

9 Fernando Torres
10 Arjen Robben

Best diver in the world. But this is logical since his half country is underwater.

If it weren't for his diving in the world cup, Mexico still had a chance to win!

He should be nominated for the best diver ever!

The Contenders
11 Michael Ballack
12 Marco Materazzi
13 Gennaro Gattuso
14 Daniele De Rossi
15 Dani Alves Daniel Alves da Silva, commonly known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Spanish club Barcelona and the Brazil national team.

Keeps diving in matches

16 Deco
17 Filippo Inzaghi
18 Robbie Savage
19 Gareth Bale Gareth Frank Bale is a retired Welsh professional footballer who played as a winger for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team.

New to the diving world but quickly climbing the stairs will he be able to beat Ronaldo at the top?

20 Sergio Ramos Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national football team.
21 Ashley Young Ashley Simon Young is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.

Without a doubt the worst diver out of anyone, he is SO BAD! how is heskey here though?

He is a massive diver

22 Rivaldo
23 Diego Costa Diego da Silva Costa, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Chelsea and the Spain national team.
24 Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly (born June 15, 1992) is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Egypt national team.
25 Cuauhtémoc Blanco

Slow, Cry baby who calls himself better player of the world and didnot know who Pele was! A real jerk who barely knows how to read, smokes marijuana, and dives like a sloth would.

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