Xabi Alonso Shirtless Update, Coaching, Awards, and Other Stuff. So how’s our favorite soccer dreamboat doing these days? Did you know that he retired in 2017 after a career where he accomplished many things playing football? He ain’t about sitting pretty after retirement though because he is now the coach of Real Sociedad B in the Spanish football league. Here’s a photo of Xabi looking gorgeous as ever while coaching his team:
Steven Gerrard Shirtless, Young, Wedding Photos. It’s been more than ten years since we last blogged about our imaginary football boyfriend so let’s we check out how he’s doing, shall we? Did you know that he is a football manager now? He’s been getting great reviews too in his new gig.
In 2018, he joined the Scottish Premiership club Rangers to serve as its manager. Three years later, the club won the league title for the first time in ten years. Yay! Because of his impressive work as a manager, the Premiere League (specifically Aston Villa) came a-calling and appointed him as the head coach of the Aston Villa F.C. We look forward to updating this post ten years from now where we will be telling you that he led his new team to several championship titles.
John Terry Young, Swimwear, Shirtless, Wedding Photos. Huh, we thought we already wrote a post about the awesomeness of British football star John Terry but, apparently, we haven’t. We did write one about him getting cozy with fellow football great Frank Lampard which we ain’t gonna link to because Grandma Akita says it’s too risque. Haha. Anyhoo, what say you of John looking dreamy in his swim shorts in the pic below?
By the way, did you know that our Mr. Terry owns a swimwear brand? Back in 2016, he invested in a swimwear company called Thomas Royall with fellow footballers Sam Saunders and Liam Ridgewell. A recent report by the Daily Mail says it has been losing money since 2017 and has gone bankrupt but the company’s website is still there and is still selling swimwear for men so maybe Daily Mail does not know what it is talking about. This won’t be the first time that rag made stuff up, no?
Thomas Beattie Boyfriend, Shirtless, Swimsuit. Let us add former soccer player Thomas Beattie to our list of gay male athletes. The 33-year-old footballer, who played professionally in Canada and Singapore, came out a few weeks ago via his Instagram page.
In an interview with Advocate Magazine, he shares us his coming out journey directly addressing the question why he only came out after he retired: “I never thought about coming out whilst playing. I literally felt like I had to sacrifice one of the two: who I am, or the sport I loved before I could remember. I used football as a form of escapism and in many ways it saved me, until I reached the point in life where there was some personal growth. I was standing still on that front. Society [told] me masculinity is linked to s**uality and so being an athlete playing a physical sport felt like a huge contradiction.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shirtless, Underwear Model, Wedding. Huh, while the world of celebrity bloggers were speculating about the nature of Zlatan and Gerard Pique’s relationship more than ten years ago, it turns out that our Swedish soccer player has been in a relationship with a woman all along.
Fellow clueless Famewatchers, say hi to Ibra’s significant other Helena Seger. In a recent interview with Elle Magazine (via Corriere dello Sport), Helena revealed that their first meeting back in 2002 was not cordial at all: “He had parked his Ferrari badly in a car park in Malmo. He had done so in a way that prevented my Mercedes from coming out. Quite gruffly, I told him to move it right away.”
Harry Kewell Football Player to Football Coach. Seven years later, we are updating this post to note that the Aussie footballer slash model retired in April 2014 or a little over a year after our initial post on him.
He then transitioned to coaching and is currently the manager for Oldham Athletic A.F.C. in Manchester, England. His other coaching/managing gig include stints with Watford FC, Crawley Town FC, and Notts County FC. Here;s Harry rocking his V-neck shirt as a coach: