Top 10 Best Divers In Football World
3. Neymar Jr.
Barcelona’s Brazilian ace developed a massive following in Europe before ever stepping foot onto a European pitch. As a teenager he was hailed as the next Pele and Ronaldo, the next truly great offensive player to emerge from Brazil. His reputation as a diver preceded him though, and European fans flocked to YouTube to watch clips of the young man dancing and rolling around on the ground, hands clutched to his face, screaming into the heavens, all from having his ankle grazed. It should be said that he marginally improved once at Barcelona, but just couldn’t help himself at home during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. His diving reputation was so bad that when he suffered a very serious spinal injury, millions of fans flocked to Twitter to mock him, assuming he was diving. Of course, we all felt quite foolish when he was stretchered off the field and had to miss the rest of the tournament, but it just goes to show how damaging diving can be to a player’s reputation.