It’s a stereotype that the only thing women know about football is who the fit players are… and that is sometimes true, but there are also women like myself who appreciate the beautiful game as much as the beautiful people. To make things accessible for women who don’t know the sport like I do, there are several players in the Premier League and European leagues who make the game easy to get interested in until you learn the rules.
Let’s start with the world renowned Christiano Ronaldo. A bronzed, Madeiran Adonis, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the poster boy for hot young footballers the world over. Now 29 years young he got Manchester ladies hot under the collar when he moved to Old Trafford in 2003 and became one of United’s most loved players, donning the famous Number 7 shirt previously worn by legends like George Best, Bryan Robson ‘King’ Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Ronnie, as he was affectionately nicknamed by many United fans, became the most expensive footballer in history when he later moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth £80 million.
Secondly we have another United legend in the form of newcomer Robin Van Persie. I’m not going to lie, when RVP was at Arsenal I paid him not attention at all. Partly due to the fact that, as rivals, we tend to hate them all and thus either ignore them or slag them off, but also due to the fact that he just didn’t suit that dirty Gunners shirt. The Gunners bought Van Persie from Feyenoord for a bargain £2.75 million in 2004 and made a huge profit of £20 million on 17 August 2012 when the delectable Robin transferred to Manchester United for £22.5 million (not bad eh?!). From the moment he pulled on that deep red United shirt and embraced the flecks of silver starting to flicker through his hair, the women of Manchester suddenly had a gorgeous new reason to keep us engaged through our so far painfully poor 2013-2014 season.
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is the perfect reason to keep you interested in the World Cup with his smouldering dark looks. The 32 year old Real Madrid keeper is ranked as one of the greatest goalies in the world and is Spain’s most capped player (that means he has played more times for Spain than anyone else!) At the end of 2012 he was voted into the UEFA Team of the Year for the sixth consecutive time.
One last one to look out for is not a player, but an official (Booo!) Since his hair transplant in 2010 Mark Clattenburg has come back on the radar as the only fit official in the whole of the Premier League. He’s worth a glance every now and again!
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