The 40 Hottest Soccer Players Of The World Cup

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We’ll be honest: we don’t know much about soccer (erm, football), but we do know two things are true:

1. Soccer players are SEXY

2. If you’re a single female, your ass better be at the bar when the World Cup is on TV… especially if you like men with accents. Trust us on this one.

After seeing our Twitter conversation surrounding both of these facts, our friend @GinoJRocco was thoughtful enough to send us a link to’s list of 180 Hot Soccer Players To Watch During The World CupSwoon. 

After drooling over all 180 men (hi, boys!) we were inspired to predict which country would win the 2014 World Cup… based on hotness. Before we picked the winning countries, we had to select a final round of the hottest soccer players. (Disclaimer: By the time the official games kick off, some of these guys may be cut. *tear*)

Here’s our pick of the top 40 hottest men in the 2014 World Cup, organized by country:



1. Lionel Messi


2. Joshua Brilliante


3. Dries Mertens


4. Ermin Bicakcic


5. Neymar Junior


6. Aurelien Chedjou


7. Rodrigo Millar


8. Vedran Corluka


9. Adam Lallana

10. Ben Foster

11. Gary Cahill

12. Luke Shaw


13. Olivier Giroud


14. Philipp Lahm


15. Georgios Tzavellas

16. Orestis Karnezis


17. Daniel Davari


18. Andrea Barzagli

19. Christian Maggio

20. Daniele De Rossi

21. Ignazio Abate

22. Leandro Bonucci

23. Manuel Pasqual


24. Miguel Layun


25. Cristiano Ronaldo

26. Rui Patricio


27. Koke Resurreccion

28. Alvaro Negredo


29. Fernando Llorente

30. Juan Mata

31. Sergio Ramos

32. Thiago Alcantara


33. Fabian Schar

34. Pajtim Kasami

35. Tranquillo Barnetta


36. Sebastian Eguren


37. Kyle Beckerman

38. Geoff Cameron

39. Omar Gonzalez

40. Mix Diskerud

Final Tally:

As you can see, it was neck and neck for a few of these countries! In the end, England, Portugal, USA and Switzerland all tied for 2nd place. However, only two countries edged out ahead of the pack. At six hot soccer players each, Spain and Italy tied at 1st place.

Unfortunately, there can only be one winning team in the 2014 World Cup: Hotness Awards.

After tough deliberation and several minutes spent looking at the pictures, we’re pleased to announce that the winning team in the 2014 World Cup: Hotness Awards is:




Congratulations to Spain for recruiting the hottest soccer players in the world to play on your team. Also, congratulations to your players – specifically Fernando Llorente (and his dimples) and Juan Mata (and his suit) who helped break the tie against Italy and lead you to victory.


UPDATE: After receiving dozens of drool-worthy suggestions from our readers, we decided the least we could do is give you more hot men. Are you ready for it?! Click below to check out our NEW post:

We’re In Overtime With 50 More Of The World’s Hottest Soccer Players


Now it’s your turn to vote!

Which country do you think has the hottest soccer players and/or who is your favorite player? And if you follow soccer, who are you rooting for in the 2014 World Cup?

Tell us in the comments section!


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  • Ahem….Italy was robbed! Totes #1 hottest dudes. #ItalianStallions

  • Lou

    Whaaaat! You didnt even put Uruguay’s hottest, Lugano of course!

    • Just image searched him and oooh, he’s pretty! Definite oversight.

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  • Phil Coufal

    LAME LAME LAME.. half of them are not playing in the world cup.

  • Simone

    FYI, the picture of “Giuseppe Rossi” is of DANIELE DE ROSSI. Get your names and faces to match up.

    • Fixed! Thanks for the heads up, Simone. We clearly weren’t joking when we said we know nothing about soccer 😉

  • Shona

    How about Torres from Spain and Lampard from England?! They need to be in the list too!

    • Gina

      Oooh Fernando Torres, I agree Shona, Fernando Torres should be on the list!

      • I think this calls for a second list… 😉

  • SLC

    Torres is definitely missing from the list.. and Van Persie! Google him, now! 🙂

    • HELLO! How in the world did we miss Robin van Persie?! We’re starting to think we need a second list (and maybe also need to start paying attention to soccer).

  • Sarah

    What about Federico Marchetti and Antonio Candreva from Italy?! They are the hottest!

    • Sigh… so many hot soccer players. We’re regretting not joining soccer as children. Is it too late to start?!

      • Gina

        Umm NO, that’s why they have local summer leagues. Just have to find the one with the hottest guys!

  • molly

    Spain’s hottest was left off the list! IKER CASILLAS!

  • molly

    What about Iker Casillas! Spain’s hottest by far 🙂

  • Ryan Yakubowski

    Did you forget Gotze and Reus from Germany, two most sexiest people in the cup.

  • – glittergoldfish

    – Manuel Neuer
    – Benedikt Howedes
    – Mats Hummels
    – Lukas Podolski

    also no Buffon, no Uchida, no Chicharito. You’re missing a lot.

    • Gina

      There are just way too many to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down to these 40. BUT!! We have another list coming, stay tuned. 🙂

  • OK, we’re officially going to do a Round Two post on Monday to include all of the hot men we’ve missed! 😉

    Thanks to everyone’s suggestions, so far we have:

    – Manuel Neuer
    – Benedikt Howedes
    – Mats Hummels
    – Lukas Podolski
    – Javier Hernández Balcázar (Chicharito)
    – Atsuto Uchida
    – Gianluigi Buffon
    – Marco Reus
    – Mario Götze
    – Frank Lampard
    – Diego Lugano
    – Iker Casillas
    – Federico Marchetti
    – Antonio Candreva
    – Robin van Persie

    We’d love to include your favorite soccer player in Round Two, so keep the suggestions coming! Comment below and we’ll be sure to include them. 🙂

    • Simona

      How could you forget Claudio Marchisio??? And Nuri Sahin, if he counts. Claudio is the hottest thing to ever touch a football.

  • wowwee

    I think there’s more. 😉

    – Mesut oezil
    – Miroslav klose
    – Panagiotis Kone
    – Remy Cabella
    – Marco Veratti

  • leyla


  • fenna

    oscar from brazil,erik durm and andre schurrle from germany, jack wilshere and alex oxlade chamberlain, and belgium has got A LOT hot football players, eden hazard, jan vertonghen,thomas vermaelen, nicolas lombaerts, axel witsel and maybe adnan januzaj. oh and based on the abs, i would put david luiz from brazil on the list 😀

  • Van

    NONE from The Netherlands?! Hello???

  • Cloclo


  • Simona

    Okay, I have some that I think are missing.
    Claudio Marchisio is #1, and he should mean +10 for Italy, haha.
    Altso, there is Erik Durm, Marco Reus, Olivier Giroud (don’t remember if you mentioned him?) and… Cristian Bolaños. Thomas Vermaelen, Eden Hazard, Adnan Januzaj.
    I can’t think of any others right now.

  • Simona

    Oh and Alexis Sanchez, Cristian Tello and Jesus Navas!

  • Derek Yu

    Almost 60% of world population is Asian but… Of course they must all be ugly… Who made this list?!

  • beedubs

    you pick spain as the hottest team (which i 1,000% agree with) but you omit their hottest player, iker casillas?

    wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • My Truth

    I think Alireza Haghighi and Maoud Shojaei from Iran are also good looking ! (Yeah I’m Iranian )

    • Gina

      Agree with you on Alireza Haghighi. Meow.

  • eunice

    Kouassi Gervais Yao (Gervinhoooo) of As Roma!!!!!!

  • HGC

    What! Not one black player! Many of the hottest players in this world cup (in my opinion) are from African teams. Expand your “hot” horizons, please.

  • Simona

    Alireza Jahanbakhsh

  • Simona

    And the guy with only “Reza” on the back. He’s iranian. So many reza’s

  • Simona

    And if you want more black; Kevin-Prince Boateng

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  • Psssst: Round 2 is posted!

    Thanks to everyone for suggesting their favorite players – we tried to incorporate as many of your suggestions as possible!

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Christine

    Geoff Cameron and Portugal. ♥♡♥

  • lola

    Seriously some of those are not hot at all. They left off Torres from Spain, Messi from Argentina, and no one from netherlands come on. They got some hotties.And Brazil has more hotties then just Neymar who reminds me of chicken wings. lol. Too bad they not going for those not playing in world cup. Cause Imbroemivic has one of the hottest bodies ever! But obviously these people need glasses. Cause Fernando Torres is muy caliente!

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