Did you know that when the 32 qualified teams kick-off the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12 it will be the 20th time that the men’s football tournament has been played? Not that the tournament needed anything else to excite fans from over all over the world. It’s only one of the most popular sporting events on the world – in 2006, for example, over 715 million tuned in for the final match.
As the world begins to turn its attention to Brazil for the month-long tournament, we’ll also be keeping an eye on the styles that the players are wearing. For those uninitiated, soccer players are some of the most stylish athletes in the world. They have no problem in taking a traditional look and taking it a little out of bounds.
For example, view following list of the most stylish soccer players….
10. Mario Balotelli
“Super” Mario is a player who isn’t afraid to wear bold, vibrant and oddly-tailored clothes. Not many men get get away with these looks, but Mario’s personality makes it work.
9. Thierry Henry
The French icon and member of the New York Red Bulls may enjoy his casual clothes, but the man knows how to turn-it-up when he needs to.
8. Gerard Pique
Pique was crucial for Spain’s success during the World Cup in 2014, he’s also in a relationship with Shakira. He also has a great sense of style that blends both timeless and trendy looks.
7. Claudio Marchisio
Il Principino (“The Little Prince”) has a unique style that he makes his own. In fact, that’s what we look most about Marchisio is that his attitude matches his selection of suits and accessories.
6. Xabier “Xabi” Alonso
Arguably one of the most feared players, Alonso has also been named the best dressed footballer in the world according to the Spanish media in 2010. He has also been a part of campaigns for Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Adidas and IWC Schaffhausen.
5. Jose Mourinho
Even former players can still be dapper. That’s the case with Jose Mourinho, aka “The Special One”. The former player is still proving that he can be fashionable while managing Chelsea.
4. Lionel Messi
Not only has Messi captured the FIFA Golden Ball winner four times, Messi is a fashion icon. He’s known for wearing trendy and contemporary options and was even the face of label Dolce & Gabbana.
3. Pepe Guardiola
Another former player turned manager that has a great taste in style. Between his tailored suits and collection of V-neck sweaters, Guardiola may just be the best dressed football manager.
2. David Beckham
Not only one of the most well-known athletes in the world, Beckham has a legendary style that few can surpass. What makes Becks style so remarkable is that he can pull-off anything from tailored suits to a leather jacket and pair of jeans. He can probably accomplish this because he’s confident in his wardrobe selections.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
If there is one player who could best David Beckham as the most stylish soccer player in the world, it would be Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7 always appears to have an elegant style that is extremely polished – meaning that he pays attention to every detail no matter if it’s a tailored suit or just even workout gear. Ronaldo is so devoted to fashion that he even opened up his own fashion boutique.
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