Dani Alves, Brazil
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The right back took a stand against racism earlier in the year and we commend him for his admittedly orchestrated bravery. But Alves has a well-earned reputation as one of the worst divers on the planet. He cemented his status with an audacious flop in the semifinal of the 2010-2011 Champions League, a "foul" that earned a straight red card for Pepe, who we’ll get to in a moment. He’s fun to watch and a home town favorite, but his shenanigans may distract his team from playing their beautiful game.