From Beckham to Redknapp, footballers have always kept their fingers firmly on the fashion pulse, so with the start of the football season imminent, we've taken a look at the element of the beautiful game that really matters - the fashion stakes – to find out who’s more of a hat-trick than an own goal for the 14/15 football season.
5. Daniel Sturridge
A man who quotes WWE’s The Undertaker as his style inspiration may not seem a likely candidate for a fashion list, but somehow the Liverpool striker pulls it off. Whether on the red carpet, lounging by the pool or heading to training, more often than not Daniel is draped in dark shades resulting in understated elegance.
4. Michael Essien
The King of Cool, Milan midfielder Michael Essien looks his best when he’s out of his strip and wearing the faithful Dolce and Gabbana tailored suit. Keeping his look distinctly youthful, he has fun with his outfits from slim suits to bold, printed shirts.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Love him or hate him, you have to admit this footballing superstar has bags of style. His trademark tight tops and even tighter trousers have been emulated around the world and he has become as much of an icon off the pitch as he is on it.
2. Lionel Messi
This Barcelona forward is the best in football and style. Whilst occasionally having some questionable choices, he has made his look entirely how own and with confidence managed to pull it off with aplomb; it’s no wonder Dolce & Gabbana teamed up with the player.
1. Gerard Pique
Always on point, the Barcelona players’ consistent style never misses a beat. A fan of the more tailored approach, he isn’t afraid to add a trendy tie, or pastel inspired blazer to the ensemble to ensure he stays at the top of the fashion pack.