Many soccer players have a bad name on their own and scream at the slightest blow.
However, you may not be faking pain after all, if you need to believe a new scientific research based on professional soccer players in England.
Modern English league players suffer double recurring injuries made by their predecessors in the late 1990s.
The experts also found that the injury rate increased by 50%, which blame for having to play more games and work more during games.
Cristiano Ronaldo (portrayed for Portugal in 2016) is infamous for his dramatic reactions when approached or injured
Experts say the amount of casualties suffered by English footballers has increased since the late 1990s, which could be because they have to play more often or have to work more (in the picture: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur who takes the leg in a game against West Ham)
Researchers at the University of Leeds Beckett studied the injuries rate in 243 EFL players and the National League in the 2015/16 season.
The English Football League (EFL) includes Premier League teams, as well as Champions League, League One and League Two.
The players in the study, published in the magazine Physical Therapy in Sport, were chosen from 10 unknown teams.
In a previous study of players between 1997 and 1999, players averaged 1.3 injuries per player per season.
But that figure increased by half in the next 15 years and reached 1.9 in the 2016 season, the study led by Ashley Jones found.
And recurrent injuries, defined as those that are the same type of injuries that returned in the same place after the other, will be healed.
They constituted more than one in six of all injuries (17 percent), compared to only one in 14 (seven percent) in the study published in 2001.
This suggests that less players are holding a greater proportion of injuries hitting several times throughout the season.
Players in the UK suffered 1.9 injuries per player per season on average, research studies, an increase of 1.3 per player in 2001 (in the picture: Manchester United Paul Pogba grabbing his shoulder in a match against Chelsea last month)
"This change in the last 16 years could also be attributed to the highest number of fixing demands in all English football leagues," the authors wrote in the study.
"Cup competitions with a larger number of rounds for soccer league teams also add fixation congestion."
They said study teams outside of the Premier League could also increase the injury rate because EFL teams play 48 matches per season compared to 38.
And another recent study has suggested that high-flying footballers are having to increase their efforts to be the best.
Between the seasons of 2006 and 2012, the amount of time the players spent doing a high intensity activity shot 30%.
Modern players have gone 35 percent more and 85 percent more times, the same study from Sunderland University has found.
Thigh is the most common site for injuries, which accounts for almost a third of them (31.7 percent), followed by the knee (14.6 percent) and the ankle (13 percent).
And muscle strains represent four out of every 10 injuries, followed by muscle sprain (17 percent) and soft tissue trauma (13.7 percent).
Injuries are most commonly considered as moderate, taking between eight and 28 days to heal.
The thigh is the most common place to injure, according to the researchers, followed by the knee and the ankle. Lower limb injuries make up the vast majority
THE PREMIER LIMIT SHOULD MAKE MORE TO FIGHT IN CASE OF PROBLEMS
The Premier League must do more to help raise the bill caused by the problematic game, the head of the SNS warned in September.
Simon Stevens described the game as one of the "new threats that originate" for the health of the country and its efforts in mental health services.
Just under half – nine out of 20 Premier League teams and 17 out of 24 (70%) of championship teams are now sponsored by betting companies.
The NHS England chief executive said he was "deeply concerned" about why foreign betting companies with T-shirt sponsorship agreements are not giving their role in financing addiction services.
The figures from the Gambling Commission show that there are 430,000 people in the UK with addictions to the game, including 25,000 children under the age of 16.
He urged the Premier League clubs involved in lucrative businesses with betting companies to push them to recover the necessary money to relieve pressure on the NHS.
Mr. Stevens said: "There is a growing bond between problem play and stress, depression and other mental health problems.
"Doctors report that two thirds of troubled players get worse without help and the NHS offers specialized treatment.
"But he reports that foreign betting companies are unable to play their role in the co-financing of help for addicts.
"Taxpayers and SNS should not stop collecting the pieces: the health of the nation is the responsibility of all."