Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the most fashionable players to adorn the football field. Among them, they collected 12 Ballon d’Ors.
But genius does not guarantee success when it comes to preparing yourself.
The “golden shoe” is often on the other foot when the sense of dress is the name of the game. Here we have fun with the 10 worst fashion own goals in football.
Number 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo
He may be the top scorer of all time, but Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus legend Cristiano Ronaldo was to blame for the apparent failure with a multi-colored mess when he first signed for United in 2003.
Number 9 – David Beckham
There was no escaping the media storm when the former star of Manchester United and Real Madrid came out in the sarong during the campaign at the 1998 World Cup in England. But this matching 1999 double skin combination is a real stinker than Becks and his wife Victoria.
Number 8 – Lionel Messi
The Argentine’s career is full of brilliant football awards. But while his dazzling skills lit up the world’s courts, the bright red suit at the 2014 Ballon d’Or made us reach for shades.
Number 7 – Liverpool
Ah, yes, the original, and some would say still the best football fashion mistake – Liverpool’s white suits in the 1996 FA Cup final are a real loser. Needless to say, they lost to Manchester United. A timeless classic.
No. 6 – Hector Bellerin
Arsenal’s Spanish right-back, who spent last season on loan at Real Betis, fell into a small tactical mess when he wore a hat, a fur collar and striped steps at London Fashion Week 2019.
Number 5 – Neymar
The star of Paris Saint-Germain is the golden boy of Brazilian football. But his unusual bag made of a silk jacket, wide shorts and a crazy hat, which he wore with a record football transfer of 222 million euros (248.1 million dollars), is a world-class howl.
no. 4 – Erling Haaland
Manchester City’s new £ 51m ($ 63m) contract from Bayern Munich wears a dazzling suit that looks amazing as if in the red, white and black of their bitter rival United. Is there something you’re not telling us, Erling?
No.3 – Tom Davies
It’s hard to imagine what the Everton midfielder was going through when he woke up in the morning and thought the housecoat, tie and spiky purple shoe set was a knockout for New York Fashion Week 2020.
No. 2 – Mario Balotelli
Why always him? The Italian made a few hat-tricks in his time, but the former star of Inter, Manchester City and AC Milan surpassed himself with this hilarious head covering. His “chicken” hat from 2010 certainly shed some feathers.
Number 1 – Calvin Phillips
The midfielder of Leeds United and England is one of the most wanted players in the Premier League and beyond, but it is more likely that his “Quaver” football boots will leave bad taste in his mouth than he will have fans hungry yet.
Updated: June 21, 2022 at 3:03 p.m.