The 20 sexiest reasons to watch soccer

17 Mar, 2016 by Ed Toussaint

Australia’s domestic league – the Hyundai A-League, describes soccer football as our beautiful game.

There are many reasons why this game is so beautiful and we could write about it all day. But instead we decided to concentrate our efforts on the top 20:

20- Sydney Leroux (USA)
20Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer is a Canadian born American professional soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. As a forward, she currently plays for the Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Born: May 7, 1990 (age 25), Surrey, Canada
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Spouse: Dom Dwyer (m. 2015)
Parents: Ray Chadwick, Sandi
Current teams: Seattle Reign FC (#2 / Forward), United States women’s national soccer team (#2 / Forward)

19- Stephanie Catley (Australia)
19Stephanie Catley is an Australian football player currently playing for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL.

Born: January 26, 1994 (age 21), Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.71 m)
Current team: Portland Thorns FC (#4 / Defender)

18- Jonelle Filigno (Canada)
18Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian soccer player for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. She is also a member of the Canadian national team, with whom she won Olympic bronze at London 2012.

Born: September 24, 1990 (age 24), Mississauga, Canada
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.69 m)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Education: Rutgers University
Position: Forward

17- Olivia Schough (Sweden)
17Olivia Alma Charlotta Schough is a Swedish football midfielder who plays for the Damallsvenskan club Eskilstuna United, whom she joined from WFC Rossiyanka of the Russian Women’s Premier League.

Born: March 11, 1991 (age 24), Halland, Sweden
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.72 m)
Position: Midfielder
Parents: Bertil Schough, Carin Scough

16- Natalie Vinti (Mexico)
16Natalie Raquel Vinti Nuño is a Mexican-American soccer player from San Diego, California. She was a defender for the University of San Diego women’s soccer team and the Mexico women’s national football team.

Born: January 2, 1988 (age 27), United States of America
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.74 m)
Education: University of San Diego
Position: Defender

15- Melanie Leupolz (Germany)
15Melanie Leupolz is a German football midfielder, currently playing for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. As an Under-17 international she played the 2010 U-17 World Cup, where she scored two goals against South Africa.

Born: April 14, 1994 (age 21), Wangen im Allgäu, Germany
Height: 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
Position: Midfielder

14- Louisa Necib (France)
14Louisa Nécib is a French women’s international footballer who plays for French club Olympique Lyon of the Division 1 Féminine. She plays as a central attacking midfielder and is described as a “gifted playmaker” who “possesses superb technique”.

Born: January 23, 1987 (age 28), Marseille, France
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Career start: 2004
Education: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
Current teams: France women’s national football team (Midfielder), Olympique Lyonnais (#10 / Midfielder)

13- Adriana Leon (Canada)
13Canadian professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also a member of the Canada women’s national soccer team. Internationally, Adriana has represented Canada since 2009 when she was called up to the Canada U-20 camp. In 2012 she played in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. In 2013 she was called up to the Senior Canadian Team and made her first appearance at the 2013 Four Nations Tournament where she scored a game winning goal against China in over time.

Born: October 2, 1992 (age 22), Mississauga, Canada
Height: 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)
Education: University of Notre Dame

12- Laure Boulleau (France)
12Laure Pascale Claire Boulleau is a French football player who currently plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine. Bolleau primarily plays as a defender and is a member of the France women’s national football team.

Born: October 22, 1986 (age 28), Clermont-Ferrand, France
Height: 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Position: Defender

11- Tatiana Ariza (Colombia)
11Tatiana Ariza is a Colombian international footballer who currently plays as a midfielder.

Born: February 21, 1991 (age 24), Bogotá, Colombia
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Education: Austin Peay State University
Siblings: Natalia Ariza

10- Toni Duggan (England)
10Toni Duggan is an English footballer who plays as a winger or as a forward, for Manchester City and the England women’s national football team.

Born: July 25, 1991 (age 23), Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.67 m)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Education: Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool

9- Kosovare Asllani (Sweden)
9Kosovare Asllani is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Division 1 Féminine, as well as the Sweden women’s national football team.

Born: July 29, 1989 (age 25), Kristianstad, Sweden
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.66 m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Number: 18 (Linköpings FC / Forward)
Position: Forward

8- Hope Solo (USA)
8Hope Amelia Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women’s national soccer team since 2000.

Born: July 30, 1981 (age 33), Richland, WA
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Spouse: Jerramy Stevens (m. 2012)
Current teams: United States women’s national soccer team (#1 / Goalkeeper), Seattle Reign FC (#1 / Goalkeeper)
Education: University of Washington (1999–2002), Richland High School

7- Erin Nayler (New Zealand)
7Erin Nicole Nayler has represented New Zealand as a goalkeeper in Association football at international level. She plays her club football with Norwest United.

Born: April 17, 1992 (age 23), Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.76 m)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)

6- Christen Press (USA)
6Christen Annemarie Press is an American professional soccer forward. She currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States national women’s soccer team. Press is known for her athletic, explosive plays. She can be seen running by defenders or faking them with her ball skills at any moment. Press attended Stanford, where she became one of the most prolific goalscorers in NCAA history.

Born: December 29, 1988 (age 26), Los Angeles, CA
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Current team: United States women’s national soccer team (#23 / Forward)
Education: Stanford University

5- Anouk Hoogendijk (Netherlands)
5Dutch footballer for the Dutch national team as a midfielder or defender, currently playing for Ajax. She played for Bristol Academy Women in the inaugural 2011 FA WSL campaign.

Born: May 6, 1985 (age 30), Woerden, Netherlands
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.66 m)

4- Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden)
4Swedish footballer. She plays as a defender for Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengård and the Sweden women’s national football team.

Born: January 17, 1993 (age 22), Sölvesborg, Sweden
Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)

3- Alexia Putellas (Spain)
3Spanish footballer, currently playing in Spain’s Primera División for FC Barcelona, with which she has played the Champions League, won three league titles and two Spanish cups. Her spectacular goal in the 2013 cup’s final made headlines and she’s quickly becoming one of the hottest names in Spanish women’s football.

Born: February 4, 1994 (age 21), Mollet del Vallès, Spain
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Position: Midfielder

2- Alex Morgan (USA)
2Alexandra Patricia Morgan, commonly known as Alex Morgan, is an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She is a forward for the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and for the United States women’s national soccer team. At age 22, she was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Born: July 2, 1989 (age 25), Diamond Bar, CA
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Spouse: Servando Carrasco (m. 2014)

1- Cristiano Ronaldo
1Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.

Born: February 5, 1985 (age 31), Santo António, Portugal
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 80 kg
Salary: 15 million GBP (2015)
Current teams: Real Madrid C.F. (#7 / Forward), Portugal national football team (Forward)

We know most of the readers who made it this far into the article didn’t expect to see a bloke grab the poll position. But let’s be honest… Who in this world is sexier than Cristiano Ronaldo?

 

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