We’ve all heard the statistic about soccer (or football, as it’s called everywhere but in the U.S.) being the world’s most popular sport. With over three billion people in its fan base, it far surpasses every other sports in terms of most watched and most played, so no matter how you look at it, soccer is tops. In the U.S. it’s gaining in popularity but still lags far behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey.
Soccer is often labeled as “the beautiful game,” and it’s easy to see why. It’s a relatively simple game, without overly complicated rules (as in American football), can be played anywhere and with little equipment. The beauty is, I think, in its simplicity. Some folks would call it boring. But let’s put all that aside for now. What we at Lady Smut prefer to focus on, rather than the beautiful game, are the beautiful guys who play it.
As for the players themselves . . . Well. Get out your fans. Here’s a review:
If there’s one player who many (if not most) Americans know, it’s David Beckham. Becks, as he’s often called in the press, is a true worldwide soccer celebrity. He’s earned his reputation honestly through his ability, but his fame can probably be attributed to several factors, one of which is the fact that he’s married to Victoria Adams, better known as Posh Spice of the ’90’s pop girl group, Spice Girls. Becks can strike a pose all right and is certainly comfortable with his metro-sexualness. For all that, he’s still a hottie. Plus, I like his tats.
One of the current stars of the soccer world is Portuguese player Christiano Ronaldo. That’s his picture at the beginning of this post. You can’t deny that body. I mean, seriously. Ya can’t. But he’s not one of my faves so I’ll give him a mention but no more than that.
Let’s concentrate instead on Fernando Torres. Fernando is one of several hunky Spanish players. And, since he’s a blond, I thought it would be appropriate to include him for a bit of diversity.
The Spanish footballer voted by female fans as Spain’s sexiest is Iker Casillas. He’s the goalkeeper for the Spanish national team and has won numerous awards, including best goalkeeper five times in a row. He’s also about to become a first-time father, which is sexy in its own way.
The youngest player on my list is Lucas Moura. He’ll be twenty-one next month, so I figured it was OK to include him. Lucas is a Brazilian player. With Rio hosting the World Cup next year, look for him to take a prominent role on the worldwide soccer stage.
Paraguay’s best player and all-time leading scorer is Roque Santa Cruz. Roque’s not currently attached to any football club, so it’s possible that he’s nearing the end of his career. All the more reason to get a good look at him now. 🙂
Not wanting to exclude the American boys in this list, I present for you here Heath Pearce. Heath’s a California guy, currently playing for the New York Red Bulls. His sister is Lindsay Pearce, who’s been a cast member on Glee. I don’t watch that show, but I’m OK watching Heath.
Last, but in no way least, we have my favorite soccer stud, Yoann Gourcuff. Yoann’s French. Get a look at him ladies. He’ll make you go Ooh la la! Looking at Yoann makes you realize that soccer’s not boring at all. You can watch it for hours! If you don’t like the actual game, just focus on the scenery. 🙂
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