Footballers Top the Least Trustworthy List!


New research released today by Illicit Encounters have confirmed that footballers are seen as the least trustworthy public figures, beating bankers, politicians and journalists, with 91% of the 2,000 women surveyed on, the UK’s top extra marital dating site, saying the first characteristic that comes to mind when thinking of a footballer is ‘cheater’, before ‘talented’, ‘ambitious’, ‘athletic’, ‘fit’, or ‘motivated’.

The beautiful game isn’t short of its scandals and super-injunctions, and there have been more than enough footballers who have given in to temptation throughout their careers and earned them the least trustworthy slot, according to 1,820 of the surveyed women. Forget WAGS, the new footballing term is WAGOOs (Wives and Girlfriends of Others!)

“It’s not difficult to see why the stereotype that all footballers are cheaters is so strong in Britain with the likes of Ashley Cole, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, John Terry, Peter Crouch, Franck Ribery and Carlos Tevez casually engaging in affairs,” said Clare Page, spokesperson for Illicit Encounters, “Men often follow examples of their boss, father figure or leader and their managers aren’t doing a great job of that – when the likes Arsene Wenger and Sven Goran Eriksson get away with it, they may think they can do the same.

“Some of our clients are high-profile athletes who are looking for escapism from their high pressured lives on our website. They have huge stress from their fans, captains, media and agents to always play perfectly, support the correct charities, say the right thing to the press and represent their best self at all time – they’re bound to crack under the pressure of the limelight. IllicitEncounters offers the best possible remedy to this pressure: discretion and hot affairs!”

The UK’s Leading married dating website is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 970,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:


Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

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