What do Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and David Beckham have in common, apart from being world football referents? The answer is simple: they are handsome, athletic, and have taken over the fashion industry.
The image of football stars has become profitable for different brands, products, and services, allowing them to increase their bank accounts with millions of dollars.
1) David Beckham
If he achieved significant fame as a footballer, the reality is that as a model, he has created a much greater fortune. He has starred in campaigns for Armani, H&M, Adidas, or the watch brand Breitling for Bentley, among others.
2) Gerard Piqué
His physical attractiveness and great dressing style have caught the attention of brands such as HE by Mango, Kypers Eyewear, and Nike.
3) Aitor Leisure
In addition to his skills as a soccer player, he was on the cover of important magazines such as FHM, Men’s Health, and Zero. In 2014 he was released as a model for the Desigual firm.
4) Cristiano Ronaldo
He is the soccer player with the most advertising campaigns today. It is the image of many companies: from banks to airlines, through fast food firms. As if that were not enough, he has his own fashion firm, CR7, which sells boxer shorts, socks, T-shirts, and shoes.
5) Memphis Depay
Player for Olympique de Lyon and the Dutch national team. He is known for his posts on Instagram, where he shows his love for fashion and designers like Louis Vuitton.
6) Lionel Messi
His gallantry has led him to represent various fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana.
7) Jérôme Boateng
He plays for the German national team and for Bayern Munich. He has his own collection of sunglasses and is known to be a fashionista. He has participated in catwalks for designers such as Balmain, who has also dressed him on some occasions.
8) Fredrik Ljungberg
He is a retired Swedish player who achieved greater fame for his work as a model than as a player in many parts of the world. Although he was a prominent midfielder, he achieved success as the face of Calvin Klein.
9) Antoine Griezmann
French national football player who plays for Atlético de Madrid. He has an extraordinary style to wear when he is off the court and to choose designers like Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton. He has participated in campaigns for the sports brand Puma.
The Brazilian is one of those footballers who have ventured into the world of fashion. Neymar has been the image of the underwear brand Lupo and has also worked as a model lending his image to the Police glasses brand.
11) Xabi Alonso
The Bayern Munich player, in addition to being a footballer, is the image of Emidio Tucci and El Corte Inglés.
12) Sergio Ramos
In 2012 he starred alongside Piqué in the advertising campaign for the video game Assasin’s Creed III, and more recently -in 2014- he became the brand image of Hugo Boss perfumes for Spain.