Many believe that if you are a ‘hated’ player then you must be doing something right.

In this countdown of the top 15 most hated Premier League players, this statement is perfect.

There is no doubt that these players are some of the most skilful, committed footballers but there antics on and off the pitch have tarnished their reputations and lead to them being on this list.

To be honest we don’t think they will be too bothered about their inclusion.

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15. Cristiano Ronaldo

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He may have been adored by Manchester United fans and is a three time Ballon d’Or winner but during his time at Old Trafford he was hated.

His involvement in Wayne Rooney’s red card in Euro 2008 saw him booed at every away ground the following season, not that he was bothered he left to Real Madrid the following season.