Unsuspecting Fulham star named Premier League’s sexiest as Man City and Liverpool hearthrobs miss out
Centre-backs reign supreme on the Golden Ratio ranking of the sexiest Premier League stars.
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Fulham star Issa Diop has been named the sexiest player in the Premier League by a new algorithm that looks to find the most scientifically attractive face.
The French centre-back is perhaps a surprise winner with no space for Manchester City heartthrob Jack Grealish or Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson, who regularly have fans hot under the collar online.
Diop scored a near-perfect 90.91 out of 100 in the Golden Ratio rankings and retains the title awarded to him by the algorithm in 2021. The 26-year-old is 6 ft 4 and comes from both Moroccan and Senegalese descent.
The centre-backs are clearly doing it for the ranking, with Bournemouth defender Marcos Senesi coming in second place with an impressive 90.24 and Sheffield United defender John Egan taking third spot.
Spotting the rankings online, the Bournemouth media team broke the news to the rest of the squad, who couldn't quite believe the news. A sheepish Senesi was cajoled by colleagues. Dominic Solanke jibed: "Not sure about that, especially with the blonde hair."
Featuring in the rest of the list are Arsenal man Gabriel Martinelli, Crystal Palace defender Joachin Andersen and Everton's Vitaliy Mykolenko. Jack Grealish is nowhere to be seen with a score of 63.98.
The LiveFootballTickets algorithm worked by taking the top five highest-valued players in each Premier League side and collecting images to run the Golden Ratio test. A computer then identified facial landmarks and prominent facial features and created a % score with the higher the number equating to a more perfect Golden Ratio match.
The Premier League Golden Ration Top 10 -
- Issa Diop, Fulham, 90.91
- Marcos Senesi, AFC Bournemouth, 90.24
- John Egan, Sheffield United, 89.83
- Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal FC, 89.44
- Joachim Andersen, Crystal Palace, 87.03
- Vitaliy Mykolenko, Everton FC, 86.11
- Martin Ødegaard, Arsenal FC, 86.03
- Morgan Gibbs-White, Nottingham Forest, 85.67
- Aaron Hickey, Brentford FC, 85.01
- Elijah Adebayo, Luton Town, 84.90