Wayne Rooney voted Premiership’s manliest footballer
Rooney edges out teammate Ryan Giggs to claim coveted title, but Ashley Cole named ‘least manly’ in public vote
It's official - Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is the Premiership’s manliest footballer.
The 26-year-old picked up 20% of the public vote, in a survey organised by leading British grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge.
Rooney’s United team-mate Ryan Giggs took second place on 18%, with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard joint third on 10%.
Other players in the “manly” top 10 included John Terry, Joey Barton and Nemanja Vidic.
Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: “When he’s on the pitch, Wayne is certainly what you would describe as a ‘real man’ and is a deserving winner of the title ‘Premiership’s manliest footballer’.
“He wears his heart on his sleeve, never pulls out of a tackle and always puts his body on the line for his team, qualities that make a man a ‘real man’. Wayne also has the recent addition of a full head of hair, and I’m guessing this could have secured him a few extra votes.”
Chelsea and England left back Ashley Cole was voted least manly Premiership footballer, picking up nearly a quarter (24%) of the public vote.
Spanish forward Fernando Torres, a teammate of Cole at Chelsea, came second in the least “manly” category on 21%. Peter Crouch was third on 14%, former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri took fourth spot with 11% and Manchester United winger Nani finished fifth on 5%.
The Bluebeards Revenge, dubbed the “world’s manliest grooming brand”, also asked participants who they thought was the manliest Premiership team and the league’s manliest manager.
Stoke City, famous for their physical and no-nonsense approach, topped this list on 23%, with Manchester United second on 16% and Liverpool third on 15%.
Arsenal, renowned for their pretty passing game, were judged to be the ‘least manly’ Premiership side, closely followed by their North London rivals Tottenham.
Chelsea’s rugged boss Andre Billas-Boas took the accolade for manliest Premiership manager, with a whopping 49% of the vote, followed by Martin Jol (7%) in second and Roberto Mancini (6%) in third.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger scooped the honour for the least manly Premiership manager.
The Bluebeards Revenge, a shaving range that can actually reduce stubble by up to 40% over a 60-day period, surveyed 1,835 people via email in December 2011.
Please see attached spreadsheet for full survey results.
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For more information on The Bluebeards Revenge or for imagery, please contact Nick Gibbens on 01752 898191 or email .
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About The Bluebeards Revenge
The Bluebeards Revenge is a premium range of quality male grooming, shaving and men's skincare products designed to combat tough stubble and tackle shaving problems like razor burn and rash.
The shaving products in the range contain Decelerine™, a unique ingredient that targets hair follicle cells and weakens new hair formation. It has proved to be effective in inhibiting hair growth, decreasing length and density of unwanted hair and also providing a soothing, moisturising and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
As well as slowing down beard re-growth, Decelerine™ relieves and soothes the effects of shaving, helping to combat common shaving problems like razor burn, razor rash and bumps.
More information can be found at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk.
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