Soccer is considered as one of the most popular sports worldwide. And with a sport so popular, there is no doubt that its players will shine. Soccer is played in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Australia so there is a wide variety of races and faces that play this adrenaline pumping sport. As athletes, these men are lean and very, very fit so there is no doubt that there are a pool of sexy players that are easy on the eyes and fun to watch as they kick, pass, block, and score some goals.
Here’s a rundown of the 10 sexiest soccer players in the world today.
10 Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder is a Dutch soccer hunk who plays for a Turkish team Galatasaray. He still remains loyal to his Dutchmen as the team captain of the Dutch national team. There’s no denying that he is quite a talented player. Aside from being dubbed as UEFA’s midfielder of the season, he is also among the top three best midfielders of the world in the 2010 FIFA World Cup for scoring five goals. Perhaps what makes him so good is his ability to play with both feet. Aside from that, he is quick, strong, and has accurate shooting skills which is why he landed at the number 10 spot in our list of hottest soccer players.
9 Lionel Messi
One of FC Barcelona’s prized possessions is Lionel Messi, though he is an Argentinean. He is also considered to be one of the best soccer players of his generation. Some critics even compare him to the notorious Diego Maradona. And there is no doubt that this player is doing quite well. He became an all-time top scorer of Barcelona by the tender age of 24 beating the record set by Cesar Rodriguez of 232 goals. He was also given the World Player of the Year awards from 2009 until 2012 making him worthy of being crowned the 9th hottest soccer player.
8 Xabi Alonso
Standing tall at six feet is the 8th hottest soccer player from the Basque regions of Spain, Xabi Alonso. This Spanish midfielder is known for his excellent passing ability. He was one of the consistent starters for Spain when they won their first FIFA World Cup victory in 2010. But his performance in the Euro 2012 was even more stellar as he scored both goals in Spain’s 2-0 victory against France during the quarterfinals.
7 Mario Gomez
Striking his way to the 7th spot is Center Forward Mario Gomez from Germany. His teams are FC Bayern Munich and the German National Team. Not only is Gomez a commendable soccer player, he is also very outspoken about social issues. In 2012, he openly spoke about homosexuality in soccer to encourage gay players to come out so that they could feel more liberated when they play. It isn’t just his good looks that make him hot but also his spirit.
6 Sebastian Larsson
Sealed at number six is the pretty boy Sebastian Larsson from Sweden. His blond hair and blue eyes are sure to devour! While he was a player for Birmingham City in 2007, he scored their goal of the season where he ran half the length of the field and finished inside the goal area. He is still considered to be a fresh player as he recently joined team Sunderland in 2011. With a successful start there is no doubt that he will get even better!
5 David Beckham
Opening the top five is one of the most famous soccer players of all time, David Beckham. He made his debut to football in 1992 at the tender age of 17 and has been playing since then. He has joined teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid, Preston North End, and Los Angeles Galaxy. He has been known to be on many people’s list of hottest soccer players of all times. He is married to posh spice Victoria Beckham but what makes him so popular are his many endorsements and advertisements. With a face like that, who wouldn’t want him to represent their brand?
4 Iker Casillas
In the world of soccer, goalies are credited for the wins and Iker Casillas is one such goalie who does his job well. That could be why he is the team captain for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. A testament to this goalie’s greatness is he is one of the very few players who has won all the major club and national championship titles.
3 Yoann Gourcuff
A beautiful French man is the third pick for the hottest soccer star. Yoann Gourcuff of club Olympique Lyonnais is an attacking midfielder. With deep, piercing eyes and brown curly locks, his hotness factor should be taken quite seriously. In 2009, he was named French Player of the Year which happened only a year after he joined the national team. Many eyes were on this player even at the early days of his career. With a UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship to add to his honors, this young and budding French man is sure to go places.
2 Ricardo Kaka
Ricardo Kaka is a smoldering hot Brazilian who plays for Real Madrid. At the age of 19, he played for Sao Paulo and showcased his tremendous talents and skills. He scored 30 goals in his first two season which sent the European teams to Brazil in hopes to recruit the young gun. But it was AC Milan who was able to convince him to join their team. It did not take long until Real Madrid came into the picture and signed him for £65 million which is the second most expensive transfer in soccer history.
1 Cristiano Ronaldo
The hottest soccer player is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. He was considered one of the most expensive players in history when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid, which cost about £80 million. He joins the likes of Lionel Messi and David Beckham as he is regarded as one of the greatest players in soccer history. And much can be said about his looks, too. His beautifully structured face and deep, piercing eyes are enough to leave any woman speechless.