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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