April 13th, 2010

Style Picks: The Six Most Fashionable Footballers

Footballers are not usually known for sartorial elegance and stirring clothing choices (see our stunted style contenders for some true fash disasters ), but every now and then we come across a baller who truly kicks it in the style stakes. A man who knows his colour combos, and who knows when to reject stonewash denim and quilted jackets. (Hint: Always).

So, for both your judgment and delectation, here are our picks for the six best dressed men in football:

1.  David Beckham

Whether he’s doing dressed down casual, experimenting with headgear, or rocking a suit, we think it doesn’t really get much better than Becks.  The man can wear the hell out of pretty much anything, but we think he looks his best relaxed and casual. We must salute David, though, for consistently strutting the sexy everyday – albeit designer – duds.He’s got a lush, lean frame that makes even a tee shirt and jeans look as golden as his balls.

P.S. We forgive him the oh-so-wrong silk sarong.

2. Rio Ferdinand

Rio’s tall and totatlly abtastic body is made for clothes, so he has somewhat of an unfair advantage over his competitors in the style stakes. Still, nobody wears a jacket quite like Mr. F.  His be-suited self makes us all swoony, and his daywear ain’t bad either.

If only he could curb those awkward facial expressions he makes while in transit, he’d be top of the list.



3. Paolo Maldini

Though technically not a footballer anymore, Paolo is always going to make it on our style list. His Italian charm and adonis-like tan make him look great in everything.

He has fash-credentials too with a stake in Liam Gallagher’s ‘Pretty Green’ label and his own ‘Sweet Years’ collection with Bobo Vieri. Paolo can wear whatever he likes really, ‘cos we love him.



4. Thierry Henry

The King of Casual. What looks great on Thierry would look hideous on anyone else, and that’s part of his charm. We love his skater boy style, but he can also dress it up when it counts. J’adore.

Not one to stop caring with just his clothes, Henry’s detail to suave or trendy accessories is dually noted. His red kicks to match his shirt, sleek silver headphones, even right down to his underwear – all shows that this man is a natural street-style gentleman.



5. Xabi Alonso

After seeing the fashion train wrecks of his fellow countrymen (looking at you Iker, Guti and Sergio), Xabi’s clean and uncomplicated style comes as a breath of fresh air.

And how can you not love a guy who’s into Mad Men, and never travels without his Macbook? His style is all class, just like him.



6. Yoann Gourcuff

Yoann Gourcuff

Known more for his love of removing his clothes rather than wearing them, Yoann still cuts a fine figure of sartorial delight when fully clothed.

Although we would prefer to see sans clothes, his mix of the classic with a little aviator bling, still makes us sigh with longing like the Lashes fangirls that we are.

And anyone who can make this black and white shirt look good = immediate win.





Weigh in where you see fit, Kickettes! Who do you think should be top of the style stakes?

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60 Responses to “Style Picks: The Six Most Fashionable Footballers”

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  2. simon says:

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  3. Eiro I says:

    C'mon! Cristiano's fashion sense isn't that bad, sometimes! And do you not remeber what Beck's wore to promote his line with Adidas?? He looked like a railroad worker or a hobo! So I say you give Cristiano a chance!

  4. deschanell says:

    I don’t think that Guti’s style is bad. Sure, it’s not all classy, like Beckham’s but at least it’s not boring and I think he has this sort of boyish charm with it.

  5. FootieCutie says:

    very good ,, i totally agree with the whole list

    but…

    i think Cesc has a really cool style ,which matches his personlaity perfectly ,, should've at least been there ….

  6. BarcelonaFan says:

    With THAT face, Gourcuff can pull off just about anything — even cheesy gay poses (Google it). Maldini can give Gourcuff a run for his money as well. This guy has got just the right amount of swagger. I’m lovin’ it.

  7. rhea says:

    Rio should be No. 1 .. just because Beckham is getting so much press he shouldn't be first .. I mean so much tanning lotion and he always looks like he stood in front of his dressing room (apartment more likely I bet that thing is bigger than a football stadium) and also Yoann should be in Henry's place he has much more class and a subtle ellegance

  8. sounderslove says:

    mmm….yoann…..sorry where were we?

    oh yes. Cesc. I think he deserves an inclusion…I can't think of a time when he has offended with his style choices – which is actually quite a feat – and his hoodie has the magical power of scaring the shit out of managers :P

  9. Rania says:

    I loooove Yoann! :D

    but where are David Villa? :(

    and Fabregas??

  10. Moni says:

    David Beckham !

    But Hey Cristiano Ronaldo Has a Good Sense Of Fashion :D

    Some Times..

  11. hoda says:

    all of them except henry!

  12. elizabcarter says:

    ohhh all of the french boys. they capture my heart.

  13. GG says:

    Always Maldini, he looks hot no matter what…love that man. Brings a whole new meaning to tall dark and handsome…gotta love him…aaaah Maldini, there is just no other..

  14. Ella says:

    Maldini. Unless I can vote for Cristiano in the Armani ads…..

  15. Tabby_luvs_gaga says:

    Aaa yoann this list is not complete without him *sigh and flits eyelashes* … <3

  16. RamseyGirl says:

    Yoan! But I have to say that Beckham is the best one.

    Add Fabregas on the list, then it will be perfect.

  17. Inés says:

    I agree with the list, yeah, but…where are David Villa and Cesc Fabregas?

  18. trista_jade says:

    Agreed. Completely, 100%. :D This post was a fantasical read. LoL. Just awesome.

  19. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Agree with all six. Might have thrown Metzelder into the mix but… I won't fuss, lol. Amazing!

  20. lorena_chanel says:

    YOOOAN!!!mmmmmmmmmmm so glad he is on the list!!! :-D but kickettes let’s keep it as a secret-we don’t want Yoann to find out that he looks gorgeous in clothes! I think that all of you will agree with me-he looks WAY BETTER with no clothes!!! :-D Who on earth would cover that sexy body?!
    kiss for all kickettes!!! xoxo

  21. missbubbles says:

    perfect choice kickette, love them all…..especially Yo&Rio…and Xabi, please print this and stick it to RM wardrobe so Iker, Guti & co. see what good dressing means…

    and I would put Kaka on the list too….

  22. Alessandra says:

    i don’t really agree with rio :X and as much as xabi took my breath away after all these years (since the last wc <3), i'm frankly a bit iffy on xabi. lol other than that, HELL TO THE YESSSSSSSSSS TO BECKS, HENRY, YOANN, AND MALDINI, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! definite definite yes to them, guh.

  23. C16 says:

    They all look great but David all the way… :)

  24. Mariam says:

    yoann yoann yoann!!!

  25. imhereforthenando says:

    Yoann. Please see me after class.

  26. juventina says:

    Maldini = GOD. He can wear whatever he wants and still look drop dead gorgeous. Love him.

  27. cutecurls says:

    Yoann Gourcuff *DROOL* Agree with your choices except Rio Ferdinand, Giggs would’ve been a better choice.

  28. Daniela says:

    this list cant get any better.

    well, if there are more pictures then yes but it they are the best eyes candy i've seen all day. having all of these gorgeous man together on a style list is like a dream come true.

    thank you kickette!

  29. bb says:

    I agree with all. They're dress very well but of course Becks is number 1. I love his style!

  30. Molly says:

    I agree they all look great :) !

    • Molly says:

      And hopefully after almost a year of being at RM, Xabi’s great sense for fashion will start to rub off on his teammates :) … *Crosses fingers*

  31. GothamGunner says:

    You left off Mathieu Flamini? Really?! Have you seen him in a suit or at Milan Fashion Week?

  32. Venice says:

    ♥♥♥♥♥ Xabi, he's my baller soulmate, I'm 100% convinced. You're right, he's all class. MacBook, what can I say? I bet he'll get an iPad too…ooh I feel all tingly.

  33. shay says:

    I can't decide between becks and rio. They both win!

  34. Alisha says:

    Yoann ;) <3

  35. Rosey says:

    Lashes #1!!! Yummy yum yum :-)

  36. tammyv says:

    I generally approve of this list

  37. Linda (Gooner till I says:

    Titi + Yoann + Xabi. <3 oh my God.

  38. Lou says:

    Yohan Gourcuff number 1, he's gorgeous !!

  39. Merle says:

    What about Van der Sar? He is the underrated fashion victim!!!

  40. Can't argue with the top three on that list!

    My Roy looks fantastic in a suit. :)

  41. Riya (Come on you Re says:

    Xabi Alonso is simply gorgeous. He always wins for me :)

  42. liv says:

    I agree with your top 6. And don't wory Gourcuff you'll make the number one list for not wearing clothing!

  43. Zo.acm says:

    Paolo Maldini should top the list. He IS footballing style.

  44. Thea says:

    (Mock Gasp-) You mean you have included Iker and Sergio?!!!?? He he!

    They are all amazing – but Yoann is first among equals!

    How long Kickette – just how much longer can you hold out on us!

    • senora ramos says:

      i'd take el ramos's body regardless of the clothes he puts on top of it. i'd take yoann too, but i'll leave him for you :)

      yummy in or out of clothes that one

      • Thea says:

        Well if you can overlook and even forgive green jeans…guess you are a better girl than me!

        • senora ramos says:

          i can amazingly forgive the green jeans, but those sandels were some kind of god awful. it helps me just to picture him naked. i'm amazed there is a man out there that likes to get naked more than the ramos, but yoann is the king of nakedness

  45. MissB says:

    Henry is so "hawt"

  46. Kate says:

    I'd disagree with Rio just because of that cropped top he wore but all the rest are fiiine. Thierry always looks amazing and Xabi is the best dressed man in Real Madrid (although that's not hard considering the rest of them…).

  47. senora ramos says:

    y'all just made thea's day!

    nummy nummy yoann and xabi, but that's all for me. and i have never been a becks fan.

  48. Jess Gourcuff says:

    <3 Gourcuff!!!