UNITED KINGDOM - If you think footballers who earn thousands of dollars a week are quintessential babe magnets, you are way off the mark.
A survey by UK's largest dating website IllicitEncounters.com has "shattered the myth" about professional footballers and women.
The survey asked over 1,500 female members of the website what they thought the sexiest profession was for a partner and why, the Daily Mail reported.
Musicians or artistes, a profession that embodies passion and creativity, was tops with 32 per cent of the votes.
The second sexiest were men who work in the financial sector (24 per cent). The women described them as ambitious, confident and intelligent.
The least sexy were footballers, with just 1 per cent of those surveyed giving the sportsman the nod.
According to the survey, the women found professional footballers "over-confident, vain, self-absorbed and as having a bad reputation".