The Irish Mail on Sunday - - RUSSIA 2018 -

Mats Hum­mels

HE IS the 6ft 4in poster boy for Ger­man foot­ball, de­scribed by Glam­our mag­a­zine as ‘one tow­er­ing man hunk’. But hands off, girls, the haus­frau’s favourite is mar­ried... to a woman who was named the coun­try’s top WAG. Hum­mels, 32 – who has also been named one of foot­ball’s best-dressed play­ers off the field – mar­ried Cathy Fis­cher in 2015 in a rel­a­tively mod­est cer­e­mony in Mu­nich, where he plays in de­fence for Bay­ern. The cou­ple had their first child in Jan­uary and Cathy now has her own suc­cess­ful ‘mummy blog’ where she shares her tips for hap­pi­ness. Hubby’s €155,000-a-week pay packet may help.

Olivier Giroud

THE Pre­mier League pin-up once com­plained that he was fed up of peo­ple talk­ing about his looks rather that his foot­balling prow­ess. Yet that hasn’t stopped him get­ting his (foot­ball) kit off to ad­ver­tise un­der­wear brands. Mon­sieur Giroud cites David Beck­ham as his style icon. He’s got the well-man­i­cured hair and tat­toos to match. The 31-year-old Chelsea striker is also the face of a Hugo Boss fra­grance and has his own cal­en­dar. So per­haps it’s rather pre­dictable that he was also voted the hottest foot­baller in Bri­tain in 2015. Va-va-voom, in­deed!

James Ro­driguez

HIS buff torso and Hol­ly­wood smile have earned this Colom­bian a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the hunki­est foot­ballers on the planet. Now the ador­ing fans of the oc­ca­sional un­der­wear model will be de­lighted to learn that he is newly avail­able af­ter be­ing ‘re­leased’ by his pro vol­ley­ball-play­ing wife Daniela Ospina. Ro­driguez, 26, earns an es­ti­mated €24mil­lion a year and cur­rently plays for Bay­ern Mu­nich. But there is good news for Pre­mier League fans – he’s ru­moured to be a trans­fer tar­get for Manch­ester United. COLOM­BIA

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo

IM­POS­SI­BLY bronzed and waxed, Ron­aldo is most def­i­nitely his own num­ber one fan. The Por­tuguese su­per­star, 33, isn’t just a goal ma­chine but he is a money-mak­ing one too. Re­cently he launched his own CR7 brand which flogs ev­ery­thing from boxer shorts – skimpy and tight with ‘Cris­tiano’ em­bla­zoned on the waist­band – to ho­tel rooms (foot­balling hunks not in­cluded). And, in case he ever gets fed up of ad­mir­ing him­self, he has a min­ime: his son, im­mod­estly also called Cris­tiano Ron­aldo.

Radamel Fal­cao

WITH his flow­ing locks and mus­cu­lar torso, Colom­bia’s hunky goal ma­chine has be­come a huge hit with his le­gions of fe­male ad­mir­ers. Sadly for them, the AS Monaco star is de­voted to wife Lorelei Taron, an Ar­gen­tinian singer he met at Mass ten years ago. The for­mer Manch­ester United ace isn’t, how­ever, just a pretty face. Last year, Fal­cao, 32, be­came the Colom­bian na­tional team’s all-time top goal scorer, scor­ing his 26th goal in a 2–2 draw with Spain

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