10 Unlikely Footballers Who Have Had A Bash At Modelling (Photos)

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Football and fashion. It's an irresistible combination.

That said, for every David Beckham or Freddie Ljungberg, there is an equal and opposite reaction...

Slaven Bilic

Smouldering in monochrome, hewn from purest Croatian granite...

Andy Carroll

When Alexander McQueen debuted his new line of Victorian PE kit for centaurs, there was only one man-pony he could call.

Video: Double dog pitch invaders at Galatasaray vs Aalen friendly

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You'll often find 'one man and his dog' in attendance at mid-season friendly matches... but it looks like the dogs might have actually outnumbered the human spectators at a recent Galatasaray friendly. The canine crowd decided to mount a pitch invasion, with two labradors bounding around the playing surface with glee.

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The Evolution of David Beckham

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The man, the myth, the legend, David Beckham has been a household name in the US since he and his wife, Victoria Beckham, moved here in 2007. Beckham has been touted as fashion icon, a heartthrob, and a soccer star. He is a man of many accomplishments. Today my friends we will look at this... Read More »

AFR x adidas x You. Designing Lionel Messi. Leo Messi needs you...

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AFR x adidas x You.Designing Lionel Messi.

Leo Messi needs you (or your more artistic friend) to design his next pair of adidas football boots, which he'll wear during a match in December. WAIT.

Spying On The Well Suited: Barcelona ‘Ballers Get Dressed

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Tie tying ineptitude aside, we salute the combination of youth and excessive wealth on display here. As you were.

PHOTOS : Lionel Messi Poses In Latest Editorial For Fashion Brand Stork Man

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Given Lionel Messi's fame and status as a footballing genius (please feel free to include Tito Vilanova's giant dictionary of praise words here), it is inevitable that the fine art of modelling would be incorporated one of his other 2,341 jobs, which already includes changing diapers.


L’histoire du maillot

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Selon le joueur Diego Maradona, pendant sa carrière en argentine, il faut «donner tout pour le maillot». Le maillot est une des plus grandes représentations de l'équipe. Soit ses valeurs, soit son histoire, le maillot est beaucoup plus qu'un des vêtements d'un joueur. Les maillots du sport, et en particulier, pour les équipes, sont très.

¿Como se fija la moda en el deporte?

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Esta es la pregunta planteada por la autora Monica Parga en un articulo escrito para la sección de deportes de la publicación española "El País". Ella utiliza la reciente decisión de exfutbolista Zinedine Zidane para convertirse en la imagen de Mango (una marca europea de ropa popular) con el fin de explorar la relación entre el deporte y la moda.


Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway tells a journalist he’s dropped after Southampton defeat

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway sidestepped some searching questions after his side slipped to another Premier League defeat in comical fashion. The Eagles boss refused to be drawn on what he would say to his players after the 2-0 defeat to Southampton. Instead, he opted to turn the tables on the reporter posing the questions.

Video: Sir Alex Ferguson’s emotional farewell speech to Manchester United

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Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.

GIF It: Fernando Torres gets kicked in the face, bleeds everywhere (Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest)

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Fernando Torres is back! It turns out all the Chelsea striker needed to get back to his best was a shot to sneak through a defender's legs into the corner of the goal followed a swift kick to the nose. The bloodied Nando promptly ran around in an enthusiastic fashion that the Stamford Bridge crowd [.

Patrice Evra pranks former Manchester United team-mate Dimitar Berbatov

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Bunny ears: they'll never got old. Manchester United defender Patrice Evra pranked Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov in the time-honoured fashion when he spotted the Bulgarian was being photographed following Saturday's FA Cup match between the two sides.


GIF It: Michael Carrick’s midfield Roulette (Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace)

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You don't usually associate Michael Carrick with anything too flash. He tends to pull the strings in midfield in a fairly understated fashion. But during yesterday's victory over Crystal Palace, the Manchester United midfielder proved he does have the skills in his locker if they are needed. He unleashed this Zinedine Zidane-style Roulette on the [.

GIF It: Tottenham loanee Adam Smith goes head first over the hoardings (Millwall vs Burnley)

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A 2-0 home defeat to Burnley will have hurt Millwall's players but Tottenham loanee Adam Smith felt it worse than most. The 21-year-old discovered the dangers of running at pace towards the edge of the pitch in icy conditions. Smith ended up flying over the advertising hoardings in painful fashion. Thankfully he was able [.


Winonah de Jong: Posing In Posen

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Let's give it up for Winonah de Jong who managed to score a Zac Posen gown to wear to the Masters Of LXRY event in Amsterdam last night. Winonah kindly posts her daily outfits and fashion finds on her Instagram so we can be jealous and marvel at the speed at which she continues to [...]

Cricket Christmas Party: The 12 WAG Days Of Christmas

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We'll keep this relatively short and simple, Kickettes. If you've judged one Cricket Christmas Party, you've judged them all. Or something like that. The legendary Liverpool designer boutique that caters to your favorite Northwest WAGs and ours held its annual Christmas shindig last night and it certainly wasn't lacking in everything you've come to know [.

Floor Length Fashion Done Right, By Christine Bleakley

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Images:Jo Hale/Getty Images Europe & Dave Norton/Bauer Griffin Bleakley's been absent lately, yes? Or maybe we just forgot to pay attention to her. Anywho, the future Mrs. Frank Lampard attended two black tie events over the weekend and stuck to a winning fashion formula: Lace dress + clutch bag + updo = win.

Louise Redknapp: Style Snaps

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Image via Tim Whitby/Getty Images Europe We've been hard on Louise Redknapp over the years. Her apparent insistence on wearing Stella McCartney to every single event ever has mystified and perturbed us. Not because we dislike the designs of Ms. McCartney but because there are so many other fashion fish in the sea for the [.

Upgrade You: Malena Costa

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Images:Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe. Malena Costa is on a major upgrade thanks to the white-carpet glamazon look she wore to last night's Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards 2012 in Madrid.ThoughMario Suárez's girlfriend (who's probably better known as Carles Puyol's ex) failed to nab a gong at the industry honouring event unlike another [.

Ladies Who Lunch: Manchester United WAGs

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Image:Indigo/Getty Images. On Monday the Manchester United Foundation's Ladies Lunch was held, and several footballers' wives, fiancées and girlfriends sashayed down the red carpet, pouting and posing to their hearts' content along the way. Ana Vidic was her usual smoke-show self in Stella McCartney, Nani's future missus Daniela Martins dressed like she always does (badly.

Peter & Abbey Crouch: In Vogue

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Peter, Abbey, and Peter's 'tache attended the Marc Jacobs-hosted party for Kate Moss' new book in London last night. We don't know if we've ever thought this about the Crouches before, but they look cute, no? Well, not the 'tache, but everything else. When is Movember over? Image via

Style Stars: Sylvie van der Vaart & Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

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Image via @sylvievdervaart Beau Monde, a Dutch mag, held their annual style awards this week and it should come as no surprise that two of our favourite Dutch WAGs were recognized. Sylvie, in a dress by Jay Ahr and Jimmy Choo heels, won the Style Award and Yolanthe won the Cover Award. We assume that [.

Tamara Gorro: Working The Argentina NT System

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Launching a business on the famous backs of your hubby's international colleagues sounds like taking the easy way out to us, Tamara Gorro aka Mrs Ezequiel Garay. It also sounds like exactly what we'd do if we were in your Loubs.

Sequined Style Off: Helen Flanagan & Sylvie van der Vaart

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Image via Fred Duval/Getty Images Europe Going up against one of the OG WAGs in a style off is a daunting task. But we think Helen Flanagan is up for it here. No, we're not talking about her cleavage. Yet. Ms. Flanagan, who is currently shacked up with Man City new boy Scott Sinclair, attended [...]

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Image: Twitter. H/T @tamarin. First attempt at achieving Mario Gomez-like hair no good, Jose Enrique? Saturday Want to play in the Prem? Shop at Asda. Newcastle's Gael Bigirimana swears by it [The Mirror]. Germany's "most famous football couple" are officially set to divorce. Simone Ballack, Michael's soon to be ex-wife, filed the paperwork in Bavaria [.

Abbey Clancy: Flower Power

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Abbey Clancy fulfilled her catwalk destiny Wednesday night and walked in the Lingerie London show. The show featured couture and luxury lingerie designs by Agent Provocateur and Atsuko Kudo. Unfortunately our favorite lingerie designer, Marks & Spencer, did not show. Maybe next time. The event was sponsored by The Seven Bar Foundation which "empowers women [.

Coleen Rooney: Many Studs, One Cappliqué

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Random Coleen Rooney hiding her baby bump pic breakdown: hair, casually coiffed. Celine Mini Luggage tote, approved. Studded motorcyle boots, very last season. Col's diamond earrings, fabulously visible to the naked eye. The camo jacket, no comment. The Thursday Friday bag on her right shoulder, misunderstood.

Victoria Beckham Is Happy To Be Thin & Let Harper Be Herself

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We know we post a lot on Victoria Beckham and her family, but with news gems that give us an excuse to flashback to '06 filtering through our inbox, how can we resist? We adore the Posh one, and her about face embrace of the WAG manifesto. Hence, two notable VB quotables you should be [...]

Universal Mysteries Solved: Danielle Lineker’s Barbarella Bun

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We will now exclusively reveal the contents of Danielle Lineker's bun:Not a sock,but money.Lots and lots of retired footballer turned pundit money.

Player News and Rumors

Jordan Henderson: Topman For The England Captain’s Armband?

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Image: TOPMAN Facebook. The latest issue of Topman'sweb magazine, Generations, features a question and answer sesh with a certain Liverpool fringe player with the headline: ‘Jordan Henderson: Step Forward England's Future'. Except the URL for the article reads:‘Jordan Henderson: Step Forward England's Future Captain'.

Photo Call: Pablo Osvaldo For GQ Italia

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Image: GQ Italia. Osvaldo avec professional stylist = a thing of unparalleled beauty. Osvaldo sans professional stylist = us in denial and requiring therapy.

Lazy Links & Randoms

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FYI, if you aren't alreadyfollowing us on twitter, you'remissing breaking news when it happens. Man up and do the damn follow thang, soldier girls and boys. Happy belated, Pels! We can call you Pels, ya? [A Football Report] Cash money (not) in their pockets alert: Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba haven't gotten paid in awhile [.

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Suits You Sir: Memphis Depay Dresses Up To The Nines In Leopard Print On Family Trip To Italy (Photos)

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Having proposed a week or two ago, Memphis Depay is currently enjoying a prolonged holiday in Italy with fiancee Lori Harvey and her entire family.

For the record, Lori is the daughter of US game-show host Steve Harvey, who is basically America's answer to Les Dennis.

Of course we know that Memphis is an absolute stone-dead, cold case of a victim when it comes to fashion, having wowed us with a wide array of haute-couture ensembles in the past from ' Dandy Matador ' right through to ' Homeless Peruvian Panpipe Virtuoso '.

Cristiano Ronaldo following in the fashion footsteps of David Beckham

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David Beckham was the first football star to utilize his stardomto develop a brand off the field. Beckham used the football platform to evolve himself into a fashion mogul. Whether it was Beckham's new hair style every other month, or his extremely attractive supermodel wife Victoria Spice, Beckham put himself into the social spotlight.


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Cardiff City beat Man City, propel owner’s unique football-business combo fashions to new heights

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Newly promoted Cardiff City beat Manchester City 3-2 in the biggest upset thus far in the young Premier League season. As special of a moment as this was for the Welsh club, the biggest impact this occasion could have just might come in the world of fashion.

Since buying a controlling interest in the club in 2010, Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan has controversially changed the color of the Bluebirds' home kit to red while bringing them back to the top flight for the first time in 51 years.

The Science behind the adidas Nitrocharge By Thomas Ang...

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The Science behind the adidas Nitrocharge

By Thomas Ang (@FootballNovel)

A new range of football boots called the Nitrocharge has been released by adidas, and its colours are already turning heads on pitches and television screens everywhere.

New Retro Footie Clobber

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I do like my retro gear and these new Retro Soccer Jerseys are just the ticket.

Retro shirts have almost become as popular as the replica club shirts and definatly more popular than the over expensive authentic shirts so over priced you would expect a player with your purchase.

What I like about the retro gear is the feeling of nostalgia and pride which comes with supporting your club, while also carrying a bit of history on your shoulders no matter who you support.

Modern GQMF Men: AS Roma For Philipp Plein

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H/T @Di_Elle. Italian 'ballers getting dressed in black and white excites us more than German 'ballers in three piece suits. And, rightfully so.

Freaking Out Over Victoria Beckham In Flats: Is This Still Happening?

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Image: Fame Flynet. Victoria Beckham wore flats again on a stroll through Universal City and plenty of who-cares-what-they-think gossipers are weighing in on the issue. This fashion factoid, coupled with her incredible shrinking woman status, is even considered a "top story"in Us Magazine's apocalyptic world.