Big congratulations to Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who was awarded the Ballon D’or this morning and named 2008 European Footballer of the Year. As you can see, C-Ron aleady has a helluvalotta trophies. They match well with his abs.
Genoa’s Matteo Ferrari (er, coolest name ever) and his girlfriend Aida Yespica are celebrating the arrival of their first child, a boy named Aron, born on November 27. Mum and baby are doing fine. We think it’s fairly safe to predict that this is going to be one good-looking kid.
Side note to editorial monkeys and man-slaves: Why have we never featured this man before? Yowser.
Mercy, it’s a very good week for baller nakedness. The Poldi-cam captures German boys in ice baths and towelling off in the change rooms. No, really. We wouldn’t kid about this sort of NSFW-ish news.
It’s also a good time for goal scorers:
Wayne Rooney recently hit 100 goals for Man Utd and Alessandro Del Piero notched up 250 goals for Juventus, solidifying his legendary status in both attractiveness and prowess.
In some pretty shocking news, Roque Santa Cruz’s wife Giselle was robbed at knifepoint by thieves who made off with thousands of pounds worth of jewellery. Their two children were also in the house at the time. Seriously scary, but thankfully no one was hurt. —
Jermaine Pennant has also been robbed. This time, the bad guys rammed the gates of Jermaine’s mansion with their Land Rover trying to smash their way inside. Subtle, they ain’t. JP woke up and semi-chased them off with his flashlight. This is now the 9th time a Liverpool player has been robbed in two years. WTF?—
Becks may be the hottest daddy on the block, but it’s not all smooth sailing. It looks like he’s being roped into a bizarro brotherhood/sisterhood ceremony with Tom Cruise. Run, David. Run as fast as your gazillion dollar legs can carry you.—
We’ve already reported on the brilliance of Antonio Cassano’s biography. He’s got to be on the fast track to a bestseller and Booker prize with his tome of wit and madness. But there’s more. Our latest fav quote (also avec photos of Mr. C in his skivvies) comes when he discusses his future after football: “I plan to get fat, I mean really, really fat.“ A bad week for salads and skinless chicken breasts everywhere.