Premier League's Ugly XI
With the preponderance of "teams of the decade" and "this that and the other of the decade" lists that have been all over Bleacher Report recently, I thought it might be a good chance to look at some of World Football's less than attractive players.
They have not been chosen for their skills, but just for appearances that would make babies cry. Unfortunately, the likes of Ronaldinho, who would grace any ugly team's roster with his unfortunate appearance, is ineligible, as he has not played in the Premier League.
Plugly Keeper—Steve Ogrizovic
Not only was the Coventry City keeper a giant between the sticks, his face that had been kicked one time too many in saving the sky blues. Liverpool was never going to win a beauty contest.
Plugly Right Back—Gary Neville
Gary Neville the stalwart of Manchester United. A player that has been one of the Premiership players of the decade also gets a look in, on the Plugly team for his quirky visage.
Plugly Centre Back—Jolean Lescott
Lescott maybe one of the best defenders in the Premier League. He won a high profile move to Premier League wannabees, Manchester City, but he looks like he has a face like a bag of spanners.
Plugly Centre Back—Rio Ferdinand
The wobble-gobbed centre back would be the first name on most mangers team sheet, but unfortunately he is also one of the first names on the Plugly first XI, as well.
Plugly Left Back—Gareth Bale
The fleet-footed Spurs left back looks more like the illegitimate love child of an elf and a chimp, but that wins him a place in the Plugly XI.
Plugly Defensive Midfield—Phil Neville
The brother of Plugly right back, Phil Neville wins his place in the Plugly XI because of his wonderfully unattractive Neville family genes.
Plugly Right Midfield—Peter Beardsley
The wonderfully talented Beardsley was one of the guiding lights for Liverpool and Newcastle United. However, he shared more than a passing resemblance to a certain resident of Notre Dame, Paris.
Plugly Left Midfield—Luke Chadwick
Luckily for the young player who started his career at Manchester United and played for West Ham, he is growing into his face.
Plugly Attacking Midfield—Carlos Tevez
With the cross Manchester switch for the mercurial Argentinian, Manchester United just miss the chance of a Pugly hat-trick.
Plugly Striker—Andrei Arshavin
The Russian striker has the ability to score goals out of nothing but takes his place in the Plugly XI for his unfortunate appearance of a bulldog chewing a wasp.
Plugly Striker—Iain Dowie
Iain Dowie, what else is their to say? The first name on the Plugly XI team sheet.
Plugly Manager—Rafa Benitez
The rotund Spaniard with the Scouse accent, who looks like someone has just done their business on his pie, would be the perfect manager to lead the Plugly First Eleven.
Do you agree? Do you disagree? Who did I miss, who should be in the slide?
Let me know.