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David Beckham voted sexiest sports star

india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 18:06 IST

England forward Wayne Rooney has been voted the ugliest sports star of all time. The Manchester United ace, nicknamed Shrek, garnered 34 per cent of the vote beating ex-England footballer Peter Beardsley (12 per cent) to second place, and toothy Brazilian marvel Ronaldinho and gangly England striker Peter Crouch to third and fourth place respectively.

Research firm Onepoll polled 4,000 female sports fans for the poll.

Spokesman John Sewell said: “Rooney might be ugly — but he still managed to pull Coleen McLoughlin and she’s a cracker”.

At the other end of the scale, former England captain David Beckham has been voted the sexiest sports star of all time, closely followed by French football stars Thierry Henry and David Ginola, reports the Sun.

The top 20 ugliest sports stars of all time, according to the poll:

1. Wayne Rooney;

2. Peter Beardsley;

3. Ronaldinho;

4. Peter Crouch;

5. Ricky Hatton;

6. Boris Becker;

7. Paul Gascoigne;

8. Luke Chadwick;

9. Prince Naseem;

10. Martin Keown;

11. Dwight Yorke;

12. Ian Rush;

13. Stephen Hendry;

14. Ian Botham;

15. Steve Davis;

16. Colin Montgomerie;

17. Nigel Mansell;

18. Roger Federer;

19. Andrew Murray; and

20. Ray Parlour.

The top 20 sexiest sports stars of all time, according to the poll:

1. David Beckham;

2. Thierry Henry;

3. David Ginola;

4. Freddie Ljungberg;

5. Andre Agassi;

6. Mark Ramprakash;

7. George Best;

8. Jonny Wilkinson;

9. Jamie Redknapp;

10. Gary Lineker;

11. Michael Owen;

12. Jenson Button;

13. Vinnie Jones;

14. Ryan Giggs;

15. James Cracknell;

16. Cristiano Ronaldo;

17. Frank Lampard;

18. David Seaman;

19. Eric Cantona; and

20. Eddie Irvine.