Ronaldo, Salah, De Bruyne: Who is the best looking Premier League footballer?

Ronaldo playing for Man Utd.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ranked as the 212th most attractive footballer in the Premier League, according to a new study.

Scientific research from RantCasino.com has looked at every player ahead of the 2022/23 season and applied the ‘golden ratio’ – a mathematical symmetry algorithm, that influences the human’s perception of attractiveness.

It gave every player a final percentage score and those closest to 100% were deemed the most attractive.

It’s important to remember that physique, height and, well, how good each player is at football isn’t included in the study. Facial features only.

So, what were the results?

Well, as mentioned, Ronaldo ranked pretty lowly in 212th with a ratio of 52.81%.

The study isn’t particularly kind to heartthrob Jack Grealish either as he’s down in 167th with a golden ratio of 60.14%.

Arsenal’s Ben White, who is also considered one of the best-looking players in the league, is in 111th with 66.09%.

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League

So, who is the sexiest footballer in the Premier League?

That award goes to Bournemouth’s Jack Stacey.

The defender, 26, has played 81 times in all competitions for the Cherries since signing from Luton in 2019. Last season, he appeared in 22 Championship matches as they earned promotion back to the Premier League.

Stacey’s 89.53% golden ratio beat Brighton’s Teddy Jenks, who came second. The 20-year-old is yet to appear in the Premier League for the Seagulls having spent last season on loan at Aberdeen.

Brighton also have the third best-looking player in the league in the more well-known Leandro Trossard.

Trossard scored eight goals in 34 Premier League matches for Brighton last season and his good looks mean he’s no doubt capable of scoring off the pitch as well… sorry!

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Premier League

There aren’t too many big names in the top 10 – although Leeds’ Diego Llorente and Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma feature.

Two Manchester City youngsters in Oscar Bobb and Joshua Wilson-Esbrand also make the top 10.

There are a few high-profile stars in the top 20 as Philippe Coutinho (11th), Kieran Tierney (14th), Kevin De Bruyne (16th) and Luis Diaz (18th) feature.

So, without further ado, check out the ranking of every Premier League footballer based on how ‘sexy’ they are.

We’ll treat you to images of the 10 most aesthetically pleasing players before you can check out the rest of the list.

But remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

For more information on the methodology of the scientific study, please scroll to the bottom of the article.

  1. Jack Stacey
Jack Stacey - Official Premier League Website Photo

2. Teddy Jenks

Teddy Jenks - Official Premier League Website Photo

3. Leandro Trossard

Leandro Trossard - Official Premier League Website Photo

4. Oscar Bobb

Oscar Bobb - Official Premier League Website Photo

5. Diego Llorente

Diego Llorente - Official Premier League Website Photo

6. Jefferson Lerma

Jefferson Lerma - Official Premier League Website Photo

7. Joachim Andersen

Joachim Andersen - Official Premier League Website Photo

8. Zan-Luk Leban

Zan-Luk Leban - Official Everton FC Website Photo

9. Joshua Wilson-Esbrand

Joshua Wilson-Esbrand - Official Premier League Website Photo

10. Gavin Bazunu

Gavin Bazunu - Official Premier League Website Photo
  1. Philippe Coutinho
  2. Matt Clarke
  3. Matthew Cox
  4. Kieran Tierney
  5. Nikola Vlasic
  6. Kevin De Bruyne
  7. Emiliano Buendía
  8. Luis Díaz
  9. Adam Armstrong
  10. Jeremy Sarmiento
  11. Aleksandar Mitrovic
  12. Raúl Jiménez
  13. Martin Ødegaard
  14. Fábio Carvalho
  15. Will Hughes
  16. Aaron Ramsdale
  17. Robin Olsen
  18. Asmir Begovic
  19. Çaglar Söyüncü
  20. Ethan Fitzhugh
  21. Chiquinho
  22. Takehiro Tomiyasu
  23. Maxwell Haygarth
  24. Adam Lallana
  25. Craig Dawson
  26. Álvaro Fernández
  27. Joe Bryan
  28. James Ward-Prowse
  29. Liam Delap
  30. Shane Flynn
  31. Timo Werner
  32. Cafú
  33. Alex McCarthy
  34. Philip Billing
  35. Curtis Jones
  36. Aymeric Laporte
  37. Adam Webster
  38. Kyle Walker
  39. Ben Pearson
  40. Lewis Cook
  41. Rico Henry
  42. Vitaly Janelt
  43. Ilkay Gündogan
  44. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
  45. Kristoffer Ajer
  46. Gabriel Martinelli
  47. Hwang Hee-Chan
  48. Jarrod Bowen
  49. Andrew Robertson
  50. Solly March
  51. Harry Wilson
  52. Yves Bissouma
  53. Josh Onomah
  54. Pablo Fornals
  55. Scott McKenna
  56. Jannik Vestergaard
  57. Wesley Fofana
  58. Levi Colwill
  59. Lorent Tolaj
  60. Finley Stevens
  61. Xande Silva
  62. Michael Keane
  63. Richarlison
  64. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  65. Zanka
  66. Emiliano Martínez
  67. Willy Caballero
  68. Dejan Kulusevski
  69. Luke Thomas
  70. Fraser Forster
  71. Adam Forshaw
  72. Jordan Pickford
  73. Jarell Quansah
  74. Timothy Castagne
  75. Maximilian Kilman
  76. James McArthur
  77. Ederson
  78. Chris Mepham
  79. John McGinn
  80. Jacob Ramsey
  81. Ryan Christie
  82. Ryan Fredericks
  83. Lyanco
  84. David de Gea
  85. Myles Peart-Harris
  86. Antonee Robinson
  87. Calum Chambers
  88. Ryan Bertrand
  89. Sam Johnstone
  90. Tim Ream
  91. Thiago
  92. Matthew Craig
  93. Scott Carson
  94. Phil Foden
  95. Ryan Yates
  96. Mads Roerslev
  97. Cristian Romero
  98. Emile Smith Rowe
  99. Declan Rice
  100. Sam Packham
  101. Ben White
  102. Sergio Reguilón
  103. Richie Laryea
  104. Andreas Pereira
  105. Victor Lindelöf
  106. Tomas Soucek
  107. Dane Scarlett
  108. Alexander Iwobi
  109. Luke Ayling
  110. Karl Darlow
  111. Yoane Wissa
  112. Marcel Lavinier
  113. Thiago Silva
  114. Vicente Guaita
  115. Emiliano Marcondes
  116. Daniel Oyegoke
  117. Sam Surridge
  118. Issa Diop
  119. Mohamed Salah
  120. Matt Doherty
  121. Rob Holding
  122. Jamie Vardy
  123. Cédric Soares
  124. Valentino Livramento
  125. Jonny Evans
  126. Joel Ward
  127. Neal Maupay
  128. Lukasz Fabianski
  129. Harry Maguire
  130. Bernd Leno
  131. Rúben Neves
  132. David Brooks
  133. Daniel Podence
  134. Oriol Romeu
  135. Tyler Morton
  136. Kai Havertz
  137. Manuel Lanzini
  138. Nathan Aké
  139. Tom Cairney
  140. Gabriel Jesus
  141. Pascal Groß
  142. Leon Bailey
  143. Stuart Dallas
  144. Rayan Aït-Nouri
  145. Christian Eriksen
  146. Remi Matthews
  147. Harrison Reed
  148. Dominic Calvert-Lewin
  149. Alphonse Areola
  150. Tom Davies
  151. André Gomes
  152. Hakim Ziyech
  153. David Raya
  154. Patrick Bamford
  155. Jack Grealish
  156. Diogo Jota
  157. Marcus Rashford
  158. Yerry Mina
  159. Jason Steele
  160. Lloyd Kelly
  161. Granit Xhaka
  162. James Maddison
  163. Alfie Whiteman
  164. Maksim Paskotsi
  165. Matty Cash
  166. Raphaël Varane
  167. Jonny
  168. Rodri
  169. Rodrigo
  170. Eric Dier
  171. Ben Godfrey
  172. Bernardo Silva
  173. Riyad Mahrez
  174. Jack Butland
  175. César Azpilicueta
  176. Romain Perraud
  177. Ollie Watkins
  178. Nathan Redmond
  179. Ben Chilwell
  180. Jamaal Lascelles
  181. Tom Heaton
  182. Nathaniel Clyne
  183. Siriki Dembélé
  184. Marcus Bettinelli
  185. Conor Coady
  186. José Sá
  187. Hamza Choudhury
  188. Tyrone Mings
  189. William Smallbone
  190. Liam Cooper
  191. Morgan Sanson
  192. Caoimhin Kelleher
  193. João Cancelo
  194. Demarai Gray
  195. Ivan Toney
  196. Alexis Mac Allister
  197. Joe Rodon
  198. Marçal
  199. James Justin
  200. Scott McTominay
  201. Michael Olise
  202. Cristiano Ronaldo
  203. Hugo Lloris
  204. Harry Winks
  205. John Stones
  206. Lewis Gordon
  207. Joël Veltman
  208. Sergi Canós
  209. Mathias Jensen
  210. Pontus Jansson
  211. Jean-Philippe Gbamin
  212. Pedro Neto
  213. Pascal Struijk
  214. Eric Bailly
  215. Nathan Patterson
  216. Japhet Tanganga
  217. Bruno Fernandes
  218. Reece Hannam
  219. Jadon Sancho
  220. Christian Nørgaard
  221. Marcos Alonso
  222. Luka Milivojevic
  223. João Moutinho
  224. Darren Randolph
  225. Alisson
  226. Vladimír Coufal
  227. Gabriel Magalhães
  228. Alex Telles
  229. Michail Antonio
  230. Luke Shaw
  231. Danny Ings
  232. Rodrigo Bentancur
  233. Mason Mount
  234. Robin Koch
  235. Marc Albrighton
  236. Rúben Dias
  237. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  238. Jaidon Anthony
  239. Jan Bednarek
  240. Nathan Collins
  241. Chem Campbell
  242. James Milner
  243. Jairo Riedewald
  244. Crysencio Summerville
  245. Ricardo Pereira
  246. Lucas Moura
  247. Jack Harrison
  248. Andros Townsend
  249. Kelechi Iheanacho
  250. Mateo Kovacic
  251. Frank Onyeka
  252. Youri Tielemans
  253. Dominic Solanke
  254. Douglas Luiz
  255. Reece James
  256. Mateusz Klich
  257. Marc Cucurella
  258. Jordan Henderson
  259. Emerson Royal
  260. Bryan Mbeumo
  261. Terence Kongolo
  262. Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  263. James Tarkowski
  264. Saman Ghoddos
  265. Kasper Schmeichel
  266. Stuart Armstrong
  267. Allan
  268. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  269. Junior Firpo
  270. Jorginho
  271. Raheem Sterling
  272. Salomón Rondón
  273. Josh Dasilva
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Check out the methodology below:

1. RantCasino.com extracted official images of every Premier League footballer for the upcoming 2022/2023 season to establish through a mathematical equation which footballers are considered the most attractive. Source utilised: https://www.premierleague.com/players?se=489&cl=-1 

2. Only the front-facing headshots containing no face coverings or headgear were used to perform the golden ratio calculation in order to avoid any discrepancies. Players with no available photos from the official Premier League site were instead found through their team’s official website and images not available on the team’s site were excluded from the study. Please note that the club of each player is classified as their parent club, not their loan club.

3. Please also note that players are classified as ‘Premier League’ footballers for their club irrespective of how many Premier League appearances they have made for them. They will be classified as Premier League players if their parent club is a Premier League team at the time of the study, in line with the official data provided by the Premier League.

4. To rank each player’s attractiveness, the mathematical formula of the golden ratio was utilised using Python library to detect different facial landmarks across the human face.

5. A specialised in-house formula was designed to obtain an approximation of the golden ratio for each athlete’s facial features in accordance with facial landmarks from the image analysis recognition library. 

6. The golden ratio formula was determined using the line distance between the landmarking on specific facial features. The line distance figures were processed through the golden ratio formula for the entire face.

7. Based on the golden ratio, the perfect score should be calculated as close as possible to 1.61803398875.

8. After the facial features were processed, each player was given a percentage as final scores acquired according to the facial landmarks data. The percentage determines how close each individual athlete’s faces are to perfection – the closer to 100%, the more attractive the player is, therefore, ranking highly. These scores were then rounded up to two decimal points. 

9. Data was collected and amalgamated for 283 Premier League football players. Some images could not be processed and data was unavailable for some players whilst a few were further excluded from the final rank due to processing errors.

10. The data was collected on the 21st July 2022 and is subject to change. 

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