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PHOTOS: The 10 Most Sinfully-Sexy Men Of The World Cup

The FIFA World Cup starts today in Brazil, which means we will have the distinct pleasure of watching sexy male soccer players in very short shorts scamper across the field, sweating and grunting and occasionally groping one another. What did we do to deserve such an honor?

The FIFA World Cup is a big deal. Not only because of the delicious eye candy, but because it’s basically the Super Bowl of soccer, only on an international stage.

Scroll down to see the 10 most sinfully sexy World Cup players.

Mario Balotelli 

We love Mario Balotelli (Italy) because he’s not shy when it comes to peeling off his shirt on the field. And he has just the right amount of toneage. Muscular, but not too muscular. With a very cute face to boot!


Xherdan Shaqiri

Pint-sized, left-footed, 22-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) would be the definition of a “pocket gay”… if only he were gay. Sigh.

Kevin-Prince Boateng

In addition to having some mad dribbling skills, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) is covered in tattoos. Fewer things get us more excited than a heavily-inked man in cleats.

Australia v Japan - FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier

Tim Cahill

While we’re on the subject of heavily-inked men in cleats, we thought we’d mention Tim Cahill (Australia), who spends about as much time on “most sexy men in sports” lists as he does on the soccer field.



Holy six pack! 27-year-old Nani (Portugal) truly has abs of steels. His ripped abdominal muscles – not to mention his soccer playing skills – are second only to fellow Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Speaking of Mr. Ronaldo, our list would not be complete without at least a few shirtless photos of the fabulous (and fabulously paid) forward.

Lionel Messi

How can you not love Lionel Messi’s (Argentina) deep dimples and beaming brown eyes? He’s like an Argentine cherub. We just wanna squeeze him!

James Rodríguez

22-year-old James Rodríguez (Colombia) reminds us kind of Colombian, soccer-playing version Tom Daley. He has the same toned, twinkish physique and innocent baby face, and he knows how to pose without looking like he’s posing for the camera.


Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale (England) won’t actually be competing in this year’s World Cup, but we wanted to include the professional footballer on our list because, well, look at him! Woof.

Nacer Chadli

We like Nacer Chadli (Belgain) because he’s ridiculously good-looking and because he makes really intense facial expressions on the field, which make it easy to imagine what his O face looks like.

Oliver Giroud

As a bonus to our list, we thought we’d add Oliver Giroud (France). The 27-year-old striker kind of reminds us of David Beckham, minus the nauseating overexposure. Though we wouldn’t mind seeing him a little more exposed, if you know what we mean.

    • Desert Boy

      Oliver Giroud is adorable.

      Jun 9, 2014 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jtroi

      Eh, Gerard Pique…

      Jun 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd

      I like James Rodríguez, the baby face.

      Jun 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo

      1. Raul Jimenez, Mexico
      2. Sergio Romero, Argentina
      3. Adlene Guedioura, Algeria
      4. Mousa Dembele, Belgium
      5. Neymar Junior, Brazil
      6. Michael Umana, Costa Rica
      7. Anthony Lopes, Portugal
      8. Andre Gomez, Portugal
      9. Thiago Alcantara, Spain
      10. Fabian Johnson, USA
      11. Omar Gonzalez, USA
      12. Jerome Boateng, Germany
      13. Georgios Tzavellas, Greece
      14. Rony Martinez, Honduras
      15. Amir Sadeghi, Iran
      16. Masoud Shojaei, Iran
      17. Eduardo Da Silva, Croatia
      18. Glen Johnson, England

      Jun 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sanfranca1

      WTH does “left-footed” mean?

      Jun 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo


      WTH does “left-handed” mean?!!

      Now just apply it to the feet. Chile…

      Jun 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masc4masc

      mario balotelli? “sinfully sexy”???? more like ugly as sin. haha

      rodriguez looks nice and corruptible. :)

      Jun 10, 2014 at 1:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      Nani is really the only one who has my vote. He’s smokin’ hot.

      Jun 10, 2014 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pedro Sy

      What country is Belgain? Why you havent include an Asian football players, Japanese are hot?

      Jun 10, 2014 at 4:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blondella

      Gareth Bales is Welsh and he has 44 caps on the Wales national team.

      Jun 10, 2014 at 7:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      Be honest, Queerty; you only mentioned those black men just to be politically correct, and not because they’re attractive, we all know that.

      Jun 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • superpadre

      @Blackceo: Your list is 100 times better than Queerty’s. I Googled all of them, and… YUM!

      Jun 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blondella

      @Dxley: No. I think this particular author is hungry for chocolate.

      Jun 11, 2014 at 8:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WhyteRabbit

      do you wanna know something really funny? this: ” The 27-year-old striker kind of reminds us of David Beckham, minus the nauseating overexposure.” … from a site with no fewer than 24 articles featuring david beckham up right now.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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