World Cup Soccer's Hottest Players

Your guide to the 15 sexiest (and shirtless!) athletes on the field.

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Your guide to the 15 sexiest (and potentially shirtless!) athletes on the field.
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Fernando Torres
Country: Spain
Club: Liverpool
Position: Forward
Age: 26
Vitals: 6'1", 174 pounds
Why He's Hot: Never mind that tousled blond hair. He's known as one of soccer's nice guys, and he's happily married with an 11-month-old daughter named Nora. Awwww.
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Oguchi Onyewu
Country: United States
Club: Milan
Position: Defender
Age: 28
Vitals: 6'4", 210 pounds
Why He's Hot: His abs leave us speechless, which is good, because we can't quite pronounce his name.
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Kaká
Country: Brazil
Club: Real Madrid
Position: Midfielder
Age: 28
Vitals: 6'1", 161 pounds
Why He's Hot: The devout Christian (real name: Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite) has been a UN goodwill ambassador, fighting hunger, since 2004.
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Fabio Cannavaro
Country: Italy
Club: Al-Ahli Dubai
Position: Defender
Age: 36
Vitals: 5'9", 165 pounds
Why He's Hot: The married player refers to women as "truly walking goddesses." So, he's wise, too.
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Country: Portugal
Club: Real Madrid
Position: Midfielder
Age: 25
Vitals: 6'1", 165 pounds
Why He's Hot: The highest-paid player in soccer history also hearts fashion. He owns two boutiques in his native Portugal. (Maybe that was what he and Kim Kardashian had in common. Yeah, they dated.)
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Didier Drogba
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Chelsea
Position: Forward
Age: 32
Vitals: 6'2", 185 pounds
Why He's Hot: Like Kaká, he's also a UN goodwill ambassador, working to raise awareness of African issues and bring peace to his home country. He's also ripped.
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Michael Bradley
Country: United States
Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: Midfielder
Age: 22
Vitals: 5'11", 174 pounds
Why He's Hot: He impressed us with how he managed to break out of the shadow of his dad, U.S. head coach Bob Bradley. And his jawline.
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Cesc Fabregas
Country: Spain
Club: Arsenal
Position: Midfielder
Age: 23
Vitals: 5'9", 153 pounds
Why He's Hot: With his brooding, dark features, he's a dead-ringer for Ronaldo. And that's never a bad thing.
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Stephen Appiah
Country: Ghana
Club: Bologna
Position: Midfielder
Age: 29
Vitals: 5'10", 170 pounds
Why He's Hot: Fans call him the Tornado. If they mean strong with the ability to sweep women off their feet, then those fans are correct.
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Robin van Persie
Country: Netherlands
Club: Arsenal
Position: Forward
Age: 26
Vitals: 6'0", 160 pounds
Why He's Hot: His parents, both artists, encouraged him to follow in their footsteps. Instead, he followed football. We like a guy who goes after what he wants.
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Landon Donovan
Country: United States
Club: L.A. Galaxy
Position: Forward
Age: 28
Vitals: 5'8", 158 pounds
Why He's Hot: He takes his shirt off. A lot.
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Nicklas Bendtner
Country: Denmark
Club: Arsenal
Position: Forward
Age: 22
Vitals: 6'4", 172 pounds
Why He's Hot: There's something very Michael Phelpsian about him. Perhaps its his acts of inadvertent rebellion: At a red carpet event, he was caught with his fly down, and he was spotted walking around a hotel lobby sans pants.
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Salomon Kalou
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Chelsea
Position: Forward
Age: 24
Vitals: 6'1", 143 pounds
Why He's Hot: His boyish good looks.
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Carlos Bocanegra
Country: United States
Club: Rennes
Position: Defender
Age: 31
Vitals: 6'0", 172 pounds
Why He's Hot: He plays the field, literally. When he's not a defender, the multitalented athlete plays center-back, left-back, and midfield.
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Yoann Gourcuff
Country: France
Club: Bordeaux
Position: Midfielder
Age: 23
Vitals: 6'1", 174 pounds
Why He's Hot: He can talk to us with that sexy accent anytime he wants.
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