August 28th, 2007
The Hot Hall Of Fame
THE KICKETTE HALL OF FAME
David Beckham, LA Galaxy
There is no other. Becks is, quite simply, the sexiest man on the pitch. His success, his willingness to experiment with his personal style and take risks, his sweet spot kicks, his ability to rise like a buff, chiseled phoenix and prove naysayers wrong – all tick the box for us. Fatherhood suits him better than Armani. And we hate to admit it, but all those stories about his affairs? Makes him hotter: he is fallable and driven by lust. And insanely rich. He’s the living nummies.
Fabio Cannavaro, Real Madrid
Italy is a country full of the suave, stylish and seductively-accented, yet for us, Fabs is head and shoulders above the rest. It’s the twinkle in his eye and his claim to the best booty in Europe. (Trust us, we’ve checked). He’s a fantastic defender. Oh, and he has a hot brother, Paolo. That counts for a lot in our books.
Freddie Ljungberg, West Ham
Naysayers will point out that Mr. L is losing the battle to retain a full head of hair; we say it’s the testosterone overload from his manly manliness that is the cause. And we admit, Freddie’s aging has caused us to question the status of his place on our list – when so many younger ballers are vying for a placement. But how many footie players have been very successful models for Calvin Klein? Who can attest to that level of sizzle? Who else can rock tightie whities like that? No one, dagnabit. No one.