Like wine, cheese and string instruments, former-players-turned-coaches just get better with age.
AC Milan’s newest club manager/lead stylist Leonardo gives us goose bumps (as do the rest of his ilk -see also: Pep G, Roy Keane).
Not much information is available about this 39-year-old Brazilian so let’s just evaluate the most pertinent evidence together, shall we?
Leonardo, once infamous for unleashing his elbow on a poor, unsuspecting American opponent, has a CV that is sure to impress.
His list of accomplishments include chiseled cheekbones constructed with the same precision as his custom-made Italian leather loafers; his style seems both super-slick and modest and effortless at the same time; and he is in possession of a shiny World Cup winner’s medal from ’94.
Since we’re equal opportunists here at Kickette, we’re willing to pardon this sun lover’s forehead wrinkles in favor of his hair’s uncanny ability to defy gravity. Seriously…we dare you to find a single follicle out of order on his head, chest or eyebrows. Let’s just say his coif makes our split ends weep with jealousy. He’s at Puyol level of volume and strand-strength.
The Gunners were out in full force at Boujis this weekend celebrating their 3-0 Emirates cup win over the Rangers. Well done, boys.
As you can see, they brought their denims and matching trainers out for a little flexing in Londontown. As you can also see, the denim choices weren’t always successful.
We give you: Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy, Nicklas Bendtner and Andrei Arshavin. Who gets your vote for the best / worst of the eve?
We give all the points to Nicky B: he kept his jeans on, for a start, and was spotted chatting up a blonde in a bustier all night. Good job, NB!
Full size pics below for your perusal.
It’s a player peroxide fiesta of late, Kickettes. Not sure if the summer heat has literally gone to everyone’s heads or what, but let’s investigate:
Alan Smith has returned to his former bottle blonde bleached-out avec roots look after a brief dabble in au naturel;
John Arne Riise has gone from ginger to strawberry blond to just plain blonde. We say home hair kit; and
Philippe Mexes decided to edit the blonde. The piggies are gone. Removed suddenly from our lives, like a bottle (or two) of wine on a weekday evening. Instead, there is some sort of textured, road-surface texture situation going on. Plus a quiff-hawk.
Who gets your vote for the best/worst of the bunch? Bigger pics below.
It’s a battle of the sun-tanned v the sun-screened today, dear readers.
Whilst many of you may like your vacationing football players gelled and perma-tanned to a lovely hue of caramel, others certainly have a preference for their off-season boys to maintain a fresh-faced, pale tone via an IV of SPF.
For your viewing and voting pleasure we bring you two recent rather attractive new signings. Miguel Angel Moya, who just signed with Valencia, and Thomas Vermaelen, the NKOTB at Arsenal. It’s a battle of bronze v flaxen. Caramel cutie v coffin-hot. Which will you choose? Full details below.
Miguel Angel Moya, Valencia
Originally from Spain, this 25-year-old keeper is a naturally-gifted smooth operator who sits at a nice shade of semi-gloss from May through August. Granted, Moya probably doesn’t require a high cook time in the sun to maintain his tan which allows for more time to cavort around the beach/yacht and hit the high-street shops with his vacay partner(s). He also offers a typically hair-free body canvas that’s easy to apply tanning oil to. This is the one to choose if you like your men on an even 14K gold shade year-round.
See also: Paolo Maldini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos
Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal
Arsenal’s newest import from Belgium is a 23-year-old defending mix of pink collagen-enhanced-ish lips and Euro-Icy baby blues. Sure, his fair skin may look all “Fragile: Handle With Care” and also, well, transparent, but imagine the fun you could have slathering on some protective aloe and/or body butter after a day out under the beach umbrella/dungeon. Another plus in choosing a guy like Vermaelen? He’s virtually guaranteed a naturally wrinkle-free face later in life.
See also: Peter Crouch, Philippe Senderos, Fernando Torres, Iniesta
Who’s got the best city-chic sportswear:
Thierry Henry in NYC or El-Hadji Diouf in Manchester?
We kind of love the OTT fabulocity of Diouf’s gold trainers, but think Thierry’s got the skater-boi look down to perfection.