Professional footballers have become synomynous with covering themselves in pointless tattoos over the years.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has become the latest to ink himself, this time with the words of Genghis Khan written on his left pectoral, reading: “I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sincs, God would not have sent you a punishment like me upon you.”

I wouldn’t call Super Mario a punishment on the Premier League, far from it, but that got me thinking of the worst tattoos that we have seen donned by footballers across the globe.

So here’s my top 20 worst footballer’s tattoos I’ve ever seen. Enjoy.

Click on US women Soccer star Natasha Kai to unveil the 20