Through the years there have been many players that have been hated by many. Only rarely, though, are players universally hated. In fact, so rarely that not even all the players on this list are universally hated.
However this list is based on the strength of football fans' hate for the player as opposed to the amount of people that hate them.
Some players stupidly chose to make a straight transfer to a major rival, others simply gained hatred for their immoral style of play. Yet others are hated for their antics off the pitch despite some of their talents on the pitch.
With the development of the game it's suddenly far easier for people to hate players, a fact which is reflected in this list.
So without further ado, here are the 20 most hated players in world football.