Gone are the days when footballers as a group used to be held up for ridicule for their awful fashion sense. Although there are certainly some fashion faux-pas still being made by some of the world’s best footballers, there are enough well-dressed players around these days to make it seem like most of them know what they’re doing when they put an outfit together. Or maybe it’s actually being put together for them by their wife or girlfriend, or stylist, come to that.
Here are just a few of the best-dressed men in football at the moment.
Barca and Argentina fans know they can rely on Lionel Messi to turn up the dial on the pitch when his team needs him. But although he’s had some fashion disasters in the past, in recent years, he’s also become one of the footballers you can rely upon to turn up looking great at any social event or public appearance, away from the pitch. He even featured in the Dolce and Gabbana underwear campaign a couple of years ago. As well as keeping up with the latest trends, Messi isn’t afraid to lead with his own sense of style and a massive legion of fans often follow his lead.
Although he’s retired from the beautiful game, David Beckham is still very much considered to be one of the world’s beautiful people, and he’s probably the most-photographed footballer off the pitch in the history of the game. Sure, there have been some mistakes in the past from David – who can forget that sarong? But with his wife, Victoria, presumably giving him some style tips, his modelling contracts and his easy access to the world’s best designers, Beckham has a new outfit every time we see him and is always right on trend.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a busy man in the last year for his national team, Portugal, during the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Portugal has won four of their qualifiers and have only lost one match so far. Last weekend, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal against Armenia, ensuring a Portuguese victory of 3-2. Anyone seeking value in international football betting might now be considering backing Portugal to win Euro 2016 based on the team’s and Ronaldo’s star performance so far during the qualifiers. Currently the team is priced at around 20/1.
But for many football fans, Ronaldo’s sense of style is almost as interesting to watch as his football.
He likes to do things his own way, and often sets trends rather than follows them. It’s not only the clothes he wears, he’s sported a number of different hairstyles during his career and not many of them have been absolute shockers! Ronaldo’s obviously confident about his sense of style. He’s even launched his own clothing collection – CR7. Added to the clothes and the hairstyles, Ronaldo has one big advantage that many of the world’s top players don’t have – natural good looks. He would probably struggle to make himself look bad, to be honest.
We can’t all play football like these men, but if we choose to, anyone can certainly put a great look together. It’s just a question of having the confidence to wear whatever you choose to wear with style.
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