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The Most Stylish Footballers in the World Cup 2018Friday 15 June 2018
The Most Stylish Footballers in the World Cup 2018 ♦ They are icons inside the field and out. The World Cup 2018 has just started and CovetED Magazine presents you the most stylish footballers that will play this championship, in Russia.
From Japan to Portugal, without forgetting Spain, Germany and Belgium, this our 11-team that will compete for the title of world champion… at least, in fashion.
Starting for the European champion, Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely one of the most stylish footballers entering the field this championship. One of Portugal’s finest athletes, Cristiano Ronaldo has been noted as one of the best footballer’s in the world. With adoring fans and an avid following both athletic and fashion, Cristiano Ronaldo has landed himself on best-dressed lists across the world.
The “Japanese Maradona”, Keisuke Honda, from Japan, is a star whose prodigious goal-scoring ability is only outweighed by his natty airport style. An Italianate appreciation of sleek (lemon yellow linen) suiting and suede loafers informs the post-carousel waltz, thanks to front row seats being guaranteed at Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Dior. In 2010 he earned 4chan notoriety for an appearance wearing two luxury Gagà Milano watches at the same time, on each wrist. His reply to the media storm: “Who decided that a watch can only be worn on one hand?” Style icon status beckons.
A personal collection of over 650 pairs of shoes; an Off-White x Nike link-up with pal Virgil Abloh; an impressive catalogue of favourite labels including Supreme, Balenciaga, Balmain; not to mention a contract with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation – the Bayern Munich and Germany centre-back, Jérôme Boateng has some serious credentials. His eyewear line is surprisingly elegant, too – we love the retro-nerd appeal of his customary gold-rimmed spectacles, shown off to great effect when paired with the Bayern Munich official Lederhosen-style red suit.
Gaudiness guaranteed – but we always want to see what Paul Pogba‘s wearing. The midfielder flits between blinged-up-all-black (often in surprisingly sober items from his adidas x PP line) to tricked-out-flashbulb-magnet in an endless parade of look-at-me labels he has delightfully nicknamed “Pogswag”: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Yeezy, Supreme x Louis Vuitton and Givenchy all feature heavily.
A streetwear nut (he favours Fear of God, KidSuper, Off-White) and Raf Simons devotee, the Arsenal and Spain right-back Héctor Bellerín is a risk-taker whose idiosyncratic fusion of fiery sportswear and top-shelf fashion pieces rarely misses the mark. With a look that’s underappreciated by his team mates – he recently confessed that players teasingly printed out pictures of him the morning after he was photographed in a pair of Zimmermann silk pyjamas and Gucci embroidered loafers and stuck them on his locker – and seemingly the Spanish coach, since he did not make the team selection this year, he nevertheless caught Vogue’s eye back in 2016 and has since embraced the menswear scene with aplomb. Proof he’s not just a label-obsessive? He has his own sewing machine at home (his grandmother owned a clothing factory).
The world’s most expensive teenager is that rarest of breeds: a hyper-well-paid footballer (don’t forget that €180 million transfer fee) with an appreciation for minimalism. The 19-year-old’s suits are slim, well-tailored, navy, Hugo Boss. Kylian Mbappé pairs camel polonecks with pea coats. He has a wardrobe full of smart, khaki rainwear. Even better? He shines his own shoes, having received a telling off from his mother when she heard he was outsourcing the job whilst playing for Monaco.
It’s hard to make waves in football’s follicular department but Fellaini’s afro has attained epochal status. Marouane Fellaini has a neat habit of pairing his regulation Manchester United suit with New Balance trainers, further enforcing his hipster credentials (on that note, he recently failed in a bid to sue the sportswear giant, a former sponsor, for “defective” football boots, so he clearly has an eye for quality). But it’s the barnet that guarantees his place in the hallowed halls of fabulosity. Who else would allow GQ Style to make them over into Minnie Mouse?
The Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier is a famously erudite addition to the England team: fluent in Portuguese having been brought up in the Algarve, in his spare time he goes to art galleries (he owns work by Erik Lindman and namechecks the architect John Pawson and the photographer Andreas Gursky as interests) and (whisper it) reads books. His wardrobe is still a work in progress, but clean lines and slick tailoring will help ensure he adds ‘consistently well-dressed’ to his repertoire.
Antoine Griezmann’s penchant for Gucci (he once wore glittery silver trainers without socks to a Uefa awards ceremony) has evolved into a brilliant Balenciaga-esque, dad-of-three-on-a-casual-Friday look. Saint Laurent tees and Louis Vuitton printed shirts are par for the course. We like him best in all black everything, looking like a gun for hire.
The Spanish captain and amateur rapper, Sergio Ramos, is ruthless in his pursuit of victory – in December he broke the La Liga record for red cards. Fashion is a similarly single-minded pastime for the Real Madrid stalwart: he favours tight, ritzy clothes that show off his perfectly honed form and well-tended facial topiary. Head-to-toe Black Caviar nubuck, purple velvet Hugo Boss, full-on embroidered Gucci, flamboyant printed Dolce & Gabbana – no look is too exotic for Ramos to debut. Occasionally veers into parodic realms, but give us a footballer who doesn’t…
Black jeans, white T-shirts and the occasional khaki army jacket comprise the central defender’s laid-back look. This is extraordinary for a footballer; then again, when Jannik Vestergaard moved to German club Hoffenheim as a teenager, he cited as an attraction the club rule that banned players from arriving at the training ground in their customary ostentatious sports cars, so he clearly possesses a Dane’s minimalist aesthetic.
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