World Cup kicked off last Thursday, if you planned on spending the next four weeks watching it with stylish World Cup tees designed by The Olsen twins, it’s because you really like
soccer football. Or it’s because you feel a blind loyalty to your country’s team. Or, it’s because 90% of the guys running around are really freakin’ hot and you love to witness the traditional “exchanging of shirts” in each matches. Maybe it’s even a combination of all three. You see, it’s been a while since I objectified gorgeous men on my Eye Candy column but since football is quite a sexy sport –if you’re watching it for more than 23 seconds, and you are a human who’s interested in men, you can’t ignore the beauty on the field. And so I’m bringing it back for the sake of the biggest sporting event in the world.
To celebrate such a heavenly gathering, Style Vanity is paying homage by compiling a concise list of footbll studs. This was thoroughly researched and heavily debated. But, this is my blog so my bias. Ahead, 20 men who are very good at football, but even better at being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Fernando Gago, Midfielder, Argentina
Hot man + Cute Baby = Ovary Explosion.
James Troisi, Midfielder, Australia
James, if you’re reading this, I just want you to know (in behalf of the girls around the world) we are looking forward to see you exchange shirts with another player.
Asmir Begović, Goalkeeper, Bosnia and Herzegovina
There are countless reasons why I want to score on this goalie…
Givanildo “Hulk” Vieira de Souza, Forward, Brazil
No wonder Brazil is one of the front-runners for the Cup, they have the Hulk on their team.
Didier Drogba, Forward, Ivory Coast
After the World Cup, Drogba is set to return at his old club, Chelsea, in the U.K. Another reason to watch football.
Frank Lampard, Midfielder, England
Rumor has it that he might be relocating to New York. Does New York have a football club? Oh well, maybe it will be a reason to finally watch MLS.
Steven Gerrard, Midfielder, England
Showing up for a meeting with Prince William wearing only a towel? (Foot)ballsy.
Alexis Sánchez, Forward, Chile
To whomever is playing against Chile at the World Cup: Good luck staying focused after seeing this smile!
Olivier Giroud, Forward, France
André Schürrle, Forward/ Midfielder, Germany
I can see at least six absolutely perfect reasons to cheer for this Chelsea footballer.
Mesut Özil, Midfielder, Germany
Can footballers please have obligatory topless selfies?
Karim Ansarifard, Forward, Iran
Hair like John Stamos and a bod like David Beckham? Sold.
The Entire National Team of Italy
If you can pick only one, be my guest, but I couldn’t. FYI, Dolce & Gabbana is dressing them for the World Cup, so they are already winners in my (fashion) book.
Wesley Sneijder, Midfielder, The Netherlands
With eyes like these, who cares what his chest tattoo says!
Cristiano Ronaldo, Forward, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, CRISTIANO RONALDO.
Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Forward, Russia
Who’ handsome? This guy!
Gerard Piqué, Defender, Spain
This guy has a son with Shakira. If ever I’ll make a post about hot dads he’ll definitely be there with David Beckham.
Cesc Fàbregas, Midfielder, Spain
Seriously, someone must petition that footballers must have an obligatory #aftershower selfies.
Sergio Ramos, Defender, Spain
Italy has a rival when it comes to the “Hottest Football Team” title because Spain has a lot of eye candy on their team, especially when shirtless.