Their chiselled features and Greek-god looks can give professional models a run for their money. So, while football buffs still count days for the greatest soccer festival on earth, Internet forums are abuzz with talks about who are the sexiest footballers of them all.
"C-Ron...ROCKKS," writes Loren on an Internet forum hailing this Portuguese striker as the sexiest player in the world. Even Bipasha Basu couldn’t stop drooling when she met him two years ago. No wonder Google throws up an astounding 61,80,000 results when you type "I love Cristiano Ronaldo".
The Spanish skipper follows closely as one of the hottest men walking the planet. “I want to meet you and do something to you. If you know what I mean,” writes Missi on one of Iker’s fan sites. The handsome goalie has more than 50 lakh fans on different forums across the Internet.
“So what if there’s no [David] Beckham this time? We have [Frank] Lampard,” says RJ Namrata Mishra. His 2,97,743 fans on one single Facebook fan group prove how hot the English midfielder is with Delhi girls.
Boyish charm, a spiked hairdo and a killer run on the field, Villa is one of the most found names on the ‘sexiest players’ list. Add to this, his bright red Spanish jersey. “El Guaje [his nickname] is fire in rojo [red in Spanish],” writes Alva Rosa, a blogger.
“Cannavaro is still the best,” says media manager Shilpa Gupta. At 36, the Italian captain’s looks are still the envy of his younger teammates. And with his country defending the Cup, girls will get to see a lot of him.