Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) / Neymar (Lupo) / Tim Howard (Interview)
Consider this Top 50 Hottest World Cup Players list your ultimate guide to the sexiest guys of Brazil 2014. We make that claim with real authority, because we just spent countless hours poring over photos of each and every one of the tournament’s 736 players. Yes, even No. 3 keepers and perennially unused substitutes. To be honest, our eyes are crossed from checking out all the beautiful men playing the Beautiful Game!
You’ll find at least one player from each of the participating 32 countries, and sometimes two. When there were ties, we went to our own version of a penalty shootout, in which we weighed such things as on-pitch performance and playing time with predilections for shirtless pictures and overall fine form (in both senses of the phrase).
We resisted, once again, including Cristiano Ronaldo on a list such as this, since he appears on every other post like it on the entire World Wide Web. But he’s not only the best footballer in the world right now, he’s arguably the best-looking player. And, at the very least, we can all agree he is certainly the best man-scaped one. But we also experienced some pleasant revelations on the 23-man rosters, including Japan’s adorable fashionplate Atsuto Uchida and Ghana’s gorgeous goalie Adam Kwarasey. In addition, we are proud to announce that we are doing our part for U.S.-Iranian relations by featuring the Adam Lambert of Iran, the fun and foxy Alireza Haghighifan.
Our sincere hope is that the results of our research lead to every single match holding at least some interest for you — even if you don’t find soccer as a sport the least bit interesting. The World Cup tournament runs through July 13, so you have plenty of time to check out our Top 50 Hottest World Cup Players 2014, both on the field and in these pics:
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his perfectly toned legs in training over the weekend. Alas, not is all well with those thrilling thighs. Yes, Team Portugal’s main man suffered a leg injury that is casting doubt on his full participation in the upcoming World Cup. While we’d really miss seeing him on soccer’s greatest stage, his absence would be a boon to our boys on Team USA, improving their chances of getting out of the Group of Death (Portugal, USA, Germany and Ghana). In fact, in our favorite story of yet to come out of the World Cup, a witch doctor in Ghana is taking credit for Crissy’s injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly having a moment. Fortunately for us, he’s having it wearing as little clothing as possible! The soccer superstar’s latest public exhibition of skin came over the long holiday weekend, when his team Real Madrid won the Champions League final. Cristiano is catching flak in some circles for removing his shirt after scoring on a penalty kick. His topless celebration was a little over the top, but who are we to criticize? All love, Cristiano, all love — until your Portugal plays the U.S. in the World Cup in a couple of weeks! We wish you zero goals, but feel free to remove your jersey nevertheless.
Enjoy photos and gifs of Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirtless celebration:
51 Photos of Cristiano Ronaldo Shirtless
Naked Cristiano Ronaldo Kicks Off the World Cup
Well, well, well, isn’t this a pleasant surprise: Cristiano Ronaldo gets naked for the latest issue of Vogue Espana. While we see parts of the Real Madrid player we’ve never seen in his many underwear photos, his girlfriend — the equally smoking-hot Irina Shayk — is unfortunately covering up the goods. (Cockblocked!) The soccer superstar and the supermodel dress down for and sex up the June 2014 issue of the magazine for the cover story Amor y Futbol. This is the first major coverage we’ve seen in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup, and if this is any indication, this is going to be one scorching summer!
Read on below to check out the full cover and more hot photos shot by Mario Testino, plus video of the skin-filled photo shoot:
The line to massage the precious body of soccer super-stud Cristiano Ronaldo starts behind these five guys (and me)!
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t just a soccer stud with a great body, he’s a soccer stud with a great body AND a great brain — or, at least, a smart business adviser!
Cristiano, like so many other sports hunks, has taken off his clothes before to shill for other underwear manufacturers. But now, Crissy’s doing it for himself!
He’s teamed with New York-based designer Richard Chai for his own underwear line, CR7. We can’t get our hands on Ronaldo’s package (if only!) until Nov. 1, but we’ve managed to grab some screen shots from a new behind-the-scenes video that shows Chai discussing his process. Check out the images and the video below:
Watch Behind-the-Scenes Video of Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7
Soccer’s two biggest studs met on the field in Los Angeles yesterday and, hallelujah, someone thought to capture the moment forever for the masses! Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo posted the pic of him and recently retired legend David Beckham posing at a preseason practice on his Instagram account. Both guys look ab fab — we’re especially fond of Cristiano’s right arm — but don’t ya wish they were showing their abs?
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