By Fashion Writer: Wei Ni Lee
I never quite saw the fuss of football or any kind of team sports for that matter. However, when I was in Primary & Secondary School I attempted to be interested in football for a period, just to see what the fuss was all about. Truly, I never quite understood what was so awesome about a bunch of guys chasing a ball across a field or why people would get so upset & passionate about it. I did however see what was awesome about a bunch of good looking & fashionable guys. :)
With football season starting this month (first match kicks off August 8th!), I dedicated this post to the footballers that not only look good on the field but also take their good looks, charm & style to a whole other level once off duty.
In no apparent order, here are my picks for this year’s most stylish footballers (Photo credits: Google):
#5 Sergio Ramos
Why it works: Already a tall good-looking chap, he doesn’t need much to get his style game on. There’s much to love about his clean & simple look, never going over the top with accessories, bags or shoes. Whether in a tailored suit or a casual oversized hoodie, he rocks it with an effortless style that’s easy to follow.
#4 Cristiano Ronaldo
Why it works: Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t one to shy away from accessories. He can be seen working an outfit using bracelets, handbags (or a manbag), bold belts & unique shoes. While not every look is a hit, we have to give him props for his bravery in pushing the fashion boundaries and styling himself up the way he sees fit.
#3 Keisuke Honda
Why it works: Keisuke’s magnificent use of coats is a work of wonder! From the bold navy camouflage printed suit jacket to the sleek black double breasted coat. He’s a definite style icon to look up to! He keeps his lines clean with pops of colour, bold prints & carefully selected outerwear.
#2 Xabi Alonso
Why it works: Xabi is definitely one of the safest dressers in this mix. He keeps things simple and unfussy with a relaxed pair of jeans & button down shirt. For a more preppy or formal occasion he plays it safe with a light grey suit and a pair of deep brown shoes & matching tie to add a touch of colour.
#1 Raul Meireles
Why it works: His tattoos are a fashion piece all on their own. Known for his edgy and bold style, Raul isn’t one to shy away from colour or extravagant prints. Rarely seen without his partner Ivone, the two of them are a powerhouse fashion couple. Seen together rocking their tattoos in full display, they are a fashion force not to be reckoned with. Whether in neon, studs or all over plaid, he takes each outfit and makes them uniquely his own.
Though retired, we couldn’t help but include these 2 footballers in the mix:
You can’t have a stylish footballer article without featuring David Beckham! He may have had a few questionable fashion pieces in the past, but as they say the past is in the past and pretty much every single piece he’s rocking these days have been on point! Whether he’s got on a Brooklyn street vibe with a leather jacket, or a sleek suit for the red carpet or just everyday casual with a button down & slacks, you know he’s nailing every look.
With a slightly preppy vibe, Hidetoshi Nakata takes over the fashion world with his stylish use of scarves & accessories. He shows us it’s okay to be wearing a fully button up shirt with a burgundy bowtie and a suede jacket casually thrown over the shoulders. How you should not be afraid of colours by pairing up a deep wine-burgundy coat with a rich forest green turtleneck.
There you have it! Our list of Top 5 Most Stylish Footballers.
Let us know in the comments down below, which of these 7 do you think are the most stylish? Or is there someone else you feel who should have been in the list that we missed out? :)