Throughout its history, football had many entertaining and lovable players that enjoyed a lot of love and support from fans all around the world. Nevertheless, every story has its villains and antiheroes, people that are complete opposites of fair play and do the most provocative things inside or outside the pitch. Fans love to hate these types of footballers. In this article, we will look at the top 3 of the most hated players in football history. If watching and analyzing football is your hobby, you can make it profitable by visiting and making bets with the 22Bet Login.
Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira, or as football fans call him, Pepe was born in 1983 in Portugal. Pepe started his professional football career in Maritimo B. In 2007, Pepe departed with Portuguese club Porto and signed with Real Madrid. He played for Madrid for about 10 years and left in 2017. In his peak years, Pepe used to be a solid defender, winning numerous trophies with the Los Blancos. Yet despite his good football quality, Pepe was one of the most provocative and offensive players in football history. He enjoyed delivering career-ending tackles and injuring his opponents. Besides horror tackles, Pepe liked to punch, kick or hurt his rivals in other ludicrous ways. That’s why many people think of him as one of the dirtiest players of all time.
Sergio Ramos used to be Pepe’s teammate as they both defended the honor of Real Madrid for years. As of today, Ramos enjoys the status of a great defender. He signed with Real Madrid in 2005 and left the club in 2021. In these 16 years, Ramos managed to win almost everything both on the club and international level: World cup, 2 European championships, 5 La Liga’s, and 4 Champions League titles. He used to be a true leader of his team. But every person has its dark side and Ramos is no exception. Sergio used to be an over-aggressive player, especially against Barcelona. He received many red cards throughout his career and went from punching his national teammate Carles Puyol to injuring Mohamed Salah in the 2018 Champions League final. Ramos will go down in history books as one of the greatest defenders of all time, but at the same time – one of the dirtiest.
This list would’ve been incomplete without Marco Materazzi. The Italian was born in 1973 and spent his best years in Inter from 2001 to 2011. Like many Italians, Marco used to be a solid defender and player in general, but with tendencies to dangerous tackles and fouls. But his dangerous play is not the reason why almost every football fan hates him. In the 2006 World Cup final, France and Italy faced for the ultimate gold. Zidane opened the scoring with a penalty and Materazzi answered with a header goal. In the 110th minute of the match, verbal interaction happened between these two. As it turned out, Marco called Zidane’s sister a whore and Zidane headbutted him to the chest. Materazzi went down, players protested and Zidane got sent off. Many fans still despise Materazzi for this behavior, as it cost France the World Cup title.