Top 20 Ugliest Athletes of All Time

Your mother always taught you not to judge a book by its cover, but look at you reading this article. I like you already.

Whether it’s because we’ve all watched one two many pornos episodes of 90210 or because we’re used to seeing the likes of David Beckham and Danica Patrick in half naked endorsement deals, when you hear the word “athlete” you probably picture the good looking jock who slept with your girlfriend in high school. But here’s the kicker, for the most part, athletes don't have to be attractive in order to gain the affection of females (or males), or to make it big at all. Whether you are attractive, average or just plain ugly, have natural born talent and it’s only a matter of time before the groupies flock to you.

The world of professional sports does not discriminate based on appearances, and hell that’s a great thing. While Nike might not be knocking at your door any time soon, if you’re good you’re good. Score the most goals, run the fastest, hit the hardest, and no one cares if you have a face only a mother could love.

Beauty is of course in the eye of the beholder, but most would agree that this bunch was blessed with great talent and shafted on good looks. Then again if you need to write a paragraph explaining why someone is ugly, are they really that ugly? While the hot jocks from high school ended up bagging our groceries, cleaning public toilets and flipping burgers at McDonald's these double baggers are making more money than any of us ever will. So don’t even feel bad about reading this article. I’ll let you judge for yourself. Let the comments roll in, I can already feel the shade, but in the words of the one and only 6 God, if you’re reading this it’s too late. Males, females, no one is off limits, in no particular order, these are the Top 20 Ugliest Athletes. (See you in hell).

20 20. Svetlana Kuznetsova

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19 19. Chris Kaman

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18 18. Kyle Busch

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17 17. Megumi Fujii


16 16. Chris Bosh

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

15 15. Popeye Jones

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

14 14. Cristiane Justino


13 13. Joakim Noah

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

12 12. Francesca Schiavone


11 11. Gheorghe Muresan

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10 10. Sam Cassell


9 9. Dennis Rodman


8 8. Epiphanny Prince

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7 7. Andrew Luck

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

6 6. Alex Ovechkin

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

5 5. Abby Wambach

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

4 4. Anthony Davis

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

3 3. Elizabeth Tweddle

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2 2. Tyler Kennedy


1 1. Ronaldinho


One of the most marketable athletes on the planet, Ronaldinho is often ranked as the best soccer player in the world and while his soccer skills may be his true claim to fame, his abs are certainly worthy of the spotlight too. Sorry that’s RONALDO, wrong guy. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian soccer star. You might confuse their similar names, unfortunately, they don't have similar faces.

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