I bet you all have seen divers in action some times. For me it’s a really embarrassing and stupid action. Unfortunately most of the players resort to diving today which makes a lot of football fans sad. Why is diving so stupid? It is ruining the game. It is embarrassing. It is a horrible form of cheating. It is just horrible in general. Not just diving, but the feigning of injury is absolutely disgraceful too. So, who gets the unwanted tag of being the top diver? Lets check out Firstain’s top 10 divers!
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Lately everybody has been talking about Nani’s consistent diving efforts. He’s probably learnt it from his fellow Portuguese team-mate and one of the best in the business — Cristiano Ronaldo.
9. Jens Lehman
While diving seems a bad omen for any football player, it is especially so if comes from a goalkeeper. Jens Lehman is a real disgrace to football thanks to his diving abilities and is probably one of the best divers out there.
8. Dani Alves
He’s a Barcelona player. Nothing else i can say. The word “Barcelona” says it all. The reputation of the player goes down. Dani Alves is at #8 in our top 10 divers.
“What’s all the fuss about? The TV replay’s showed it was a foul! When Rooney dives ( like 20 times a season) the media say’s nothing. Why? Mmm….” – The greatest comment after the match against Celtic in Champions league play offs.
It was amazing to see how everyone attacked Eduardo because of his diving.
6. Pedro Rodriguez
Barcelona Player are Cheaters. Do I need to say anything more?
Everyone knows that Barcelona, despite being the best team in the world, is disrespectful because of its players’ attitudes. Diving has been a real concern for the Barcelona fans. Pedro is one of the best in this business.
5. Steven Gerrad
Steven Gerrard is one of my favorite players but he sure loves to dive pretty often. His dive against Andorra is the most outrageous one i’ve ever seen!
4. Javier Macherano
Macherano wasn’t a diver when he was at Liverpool. After joining Barcelona he has become a real champion in diving. #4 in our list.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
What a player this man is! He’s got the skill, speed, goal scoring ability, and everything else you’d want in a striker. Yet, one of the major turn offs of his game is his diving. He lost his best player award in 2008 partly because of diving.
2. Alberto Gilardino
Fantastic player, but again that problem: DIVING! No one even knows why these football players make fun of themselves. Gilardino is a prolific goal scorer but a diver too.
1. Sergio Busquets
Sergio Busquets is by far the best diver on the planet. No one even touches his face and he’ll start crying. He has been a joke himself in front of many fans. Almost all of Barcelona’s players are divers after Pep Guardiola took over as manager. Busquets’ best part of diving was obviously against Inter Milan when he got an Inter Milan player sent off through his floored antics!
So, Who are your top 10 divers? Agree with my top 10? If not, then drop in your comment! I would love to see your top 10! 😀
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P.S This is part five of the series titled ‘Top 10 of everything in football‘. In case you missed it, Part one was about the top 10 goalkeepers. Part two was about the top 10 defenders. Part three was about the top 10 midfielders. Part four was about the top 10 strikers. To make sure you don’t miss out on future releases, it’d would be smart to subscribe to our RSS Feed and Email Newsletter. You can also Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.