It’s that time again–the month when Americans join the world giving soccer the attention, if not the frenzy, it gets elsewhere. It’s also time for gay fans of sexy athletes to get all hot and bothered. Join us, won’t you?

As the FIFA World Cup begins, we didn’t obsess over every dom, dick and hairy, but we understand the inclination: Soccer jocks are a particularly sexy bunch. We reigned ourselves in and imagined playing footsie and headbutting some balls with only the hottest 50 of them. 

We admit being part of the American anomaly that doesn't give soccer its due. Sure, we know all about the steam room exploits of David Beckham. Save for him and Portugese stud Cristiano Ronaldo (top photo) letting gay fans into their briefs, we were previously unaware of the cornucopia of hot man-meat waiting for us in FutbolLand.

Let us remedy that right now. Our old crush Ronaldo kicks off the list, but we go deep with 49 more of his studly cohorts and rivals. Enjoy.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal



Ezequiel “Pocho” Lavezzi, Argentina


(Is he the 'Hottest Soccer Player in the World Cup'?)

Lavezzi again. You decide.



James Rodríguez, Colombia



Adam Lallana, England


Alvaro Negredo, Spain



Gary Cahill, England



Cesar Azpilicueta, Spain


Daniel Davari, Iran



Diego Perez, Uruguay


Fernando Gago, Argentina


Fernando Llorente, Spain


Fernando Torres, Spain


Georgios Tzavellas, Greece


Granit Xhaka, Switzerland


Ignazio Abate, Italy


Ivo Ilicevic, Croatia


Jack Wilshere, England


Jan Vertonghen, Belgium



Joel Veltman, Netherlands


Joshua Brilliante, Australia


Karim Ansarifard, Iran



Kyle Beckerman, USA


Lionel Messi, Argentina


Mario Balotelli, Italy


Mathis Bolly, Ivory Coast


Mauricio Pinilla, Chile


Mikkel "Mix" Diskerud, USA


Mitchell Langerak, Australia


Neymar Junior, Brazil


Olivier Giroud, France


Omar Gonzalez, USA


Orestis Karnezis, Greece


Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russia



Pirmin Schwegler, Switzerland



Rafael 'Rafa' Silva, Portugal



Raul Albiol, Spain


Raul Jimenez, Mexico


Robin van Persie, Netherlands


Rui Patricio, Portugal


Sebastian Eguren, Uruguay


Sergio Ramos, Spain


Steven Defour, Belgium


Tranquillo Barnetta, Switzerland


Vieirinha, Portugal


Vitorino Antunes, Portugal


Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland



Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast



UPDATE: A previous version of this post misidentified a photo of Xherdan Shaqiri as Mario Balotelli. The correct Balotelli photo has been added, and Shaqiri's photo has been moved and properly ID'd.


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