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The most stylish players in football

For many football players, their moves on the pitch are matched with an equally strong style game when they’re off it. Here are some of football’s finest fashionistas

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 18: Dominic Calvert-Lewin is seen on the front row at the Versace fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week S/S 2023 on June 18, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

These days, the top football players gracing Premier League pitches have become brands in their own right.

From Cristiano Ronaldo – who is likely to leave Manchester United in January according to Wes Brown – to Neymar Jr, footballers in the modern game are one-man merchandise machines.

One of the ways in which they build their brand is through curating their personal style, with many of the best players regularly donning high-end labels and some even attending catwalk shows.

Football and fashion are certainly more intertwined than they ever have been before, especially given the ever increasing salaries.

As such, football’s biggest stars are now becoming fashion icons in their own right. While old-school supporters might not like the perceived distractions, it’s the climate we now live in.

So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of football’s finest fashionistas…

Paul Pogba

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When he isn’t being scrutinised for his inconsistent displays on the pitch, former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, is showing consistency with his fashion sense. The France international is extremely creative with his wardrobe, while also regularly updating his hairstyle, jewellery and the like. While many supporters wish Pogba would put more attention into improving his performances on the pitch, there is no denying that the Juventus player has nailed his fashion sense.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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Although Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s persistent injury problems have been well documented, he is having no issues off the pitch when it comes to fashion. A true fashionista, the Everton striker has been the poster boy for magazines and has given numerous interviews where he states his love of the fashion industry and clothing in particular.

Kylian Mbappe

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One of the biggest stars in the sport right now, Kylian Mbappe’s poster boy image needs to be looked after with a number of solid looks. Thankfully, the PSG star is capable of pulling off a number of different styles, although his sneaker game is perhaps ahead of anything else. Usually showcasing a clean and tidy look with a killer pair of sneakers, Mbappe’s dress sense is right up there with the very best of them.

Mason Mount

Despite Mason Mount failing to find form in the Premier League so far, there is no denying that his fashion-based performances at huge events has certainly improved. Once Mount rediscovers his form, Chelsea’s chances of finishing in the top four will increase, with many fans surely being tempted by betting prices that have the Blues at 10/11 to qualify for the Champions League. Mount’s side are priced at 5/1 to finish in the top two also. Despite predictions being rife in the early stages of the season, there is no denying just how much Mount has upped his clothing style in recent times. His outfit selection was particularly impressive at the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix.

Andrea Pirlo

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Italians certainly know how to do style and Andrea Pirlo is no different. The legendary midfielder, who is currently the manager of Süper Lig club Fatih Karagümrük, oozes sophistication when he is regularly snapped in high-end suits, almost looking like an Italian James Bond. From rolled up sleeves and sunglasses to a smooth smart casual look, Andrea Pirlo certainly knows his stuff when it comes to fashion, while also highlighting that past players enjoy the top brands, too.

Other top fashionistas in the beautiful game include the likes of David Beckham, Hector Bellerin, Son Heung-min, Serge Gnabry, Tom Davies, Ben Chilwell, and Dani Alves.

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