Whilst dress code and a sense of fashion have precious little bearing on how a player performs on the football field, the fact of the matter is true; football and fashion have become inseparable. This is all thanks to a group of lads who are taking fashion to a whole new level in football leagues. Perhaps this stands to reason, as being well dressed is often closely connected to a number of advertising and sponsorship campaigns, but some of the guys in the group are just so flawlessly attired that it’s hard to imagine their personal styles ever being anything less than salaciously perfect.
We take a look at the 5 most stylish men of football, as well as why a bird is just that much more than the colour of its feathers.
Aaron Ramsey is a Welsh professional football player playing for Arsenal as well as for the Welsh national football team. As a young schoolboy, Ramsey played for Cardiff City for all of 8 years, eventually becoming the club’s youngest team player ever and ended up making a total of 22 appearances for the senior team, including the 2008 FA Cup Final.
Ramsey grew into a key player for Arsenal during their 2013-14-campaign season, scoring a total of 16 goals during that time. Ramsey not only competed for Arsenal and the Welsh national side, but also represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 2012.
Andrea Pirlo is a professional football player who plays for the national as well as club Italian sides. Pirlo is widely considered to be one of the greatest ever midfielders thanks to his absolute command of the ball as well as flawless passing abilities. Pirlo is the fifth most-capped member of the Italian national team, having obtained 116 caps between 2002 and 2015, and went on to captain the Olympic team towards a bronze medal in 2004.
Paul Pogba is a French football player who plays for Manchester United as well as the French national football team. As well as being one of the best dressed players in the world of competitive football, Pogba helped Manchester United towards four consecutive Serie A titles as well as two Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiano titles.
In 2013 he received the Golden Boy award, followed shortly by the Bravo award in 2014. In addition to the long list of awards, the Guardian named him one of the 10 best young players in the world during that same year. With the 2018 FIFA Wold Cup on the horizon, all eyes will not only be on his performance on the field, but how well he wears his team’s kit.
Manchester United certainly seems to be fertile soil as far as the best-dressed players in football are concerned. Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins the ranks of teammate Paul Pogba as far as being considered true fashion icons of football goes. The Swedish player plays forward position for Manchester United, as well as having served on the Swedish national side 2001 to 2016.
Ibrahimovic is primarily a striker and is a truly prolific goal-scorer. He has one no fewer than 32 trophies during his professional career so far.
Beckham has never been quite as well attired as currently. David Beckham needs no introduction and has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, La Galaxy, Paris Saint Germain as well as for the English national team.
Beckham is considered to be a true fashion icon in addition to being one of the greatest football players of all time. Beckham retired in 2013, after a 20-year career during which he won a total of 19 trophies.