The Top 7 Stylish Footballers Of 2022
When it comes to football, the nature of the game has changed.
Gone are the days when playing this beautiful game was enough. Now, with the rise of social media platforms, most notoriously Instagram and TikTok, it’s just as important for footballers to look as good off the pitch as they do on it.
For some footballers, dressing stylishly comes as naturally to them as their unbelievable technique, and it’s those that we’re celebrating today.
Whether they’re turning up to training dressed head-to-toe in designer logos or looking suave in understated staples, these players turn heads both on and off the pitch.
In no particular order, celebrate the best in footballer fashion with Loofe’s top 7 stylish footballers and get ready to watch them step out in style this season.
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Sheffield-born Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is just as famous for his unique style as he is for his goalscoring. Frequently spotted gracing the streets of Liverpool with fellow Everton teammate and fashion fan Tom Davies, Calvert-Lewin is a dedicated follower of all things high-end fashion.
A regular guest at Milan fashion week, he’s represented the Emporio Armani team and has been a guest of the Versace family. He’s also graced the front cover of many a fashionable glossy magazine, wearing various styles and breaking gender norms by pairing skirts and loafers with his unique collection of designer women’s handbags.
Style icon, much of Calvert-Lewin’s style can be credited to his unique sense of self and help from his personal stylist Harry Lambert (stylist to the fashionable elite, including Harry Styles). Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one to watch for fashionable flamboyance and outfits from the world’s most fashionable brands.
Currently Britain’s most expensive footballer, after his £100,000,000 signing to Manchester City from Aston Villa, lady’s favourite and talented midfielder Jack Grealish recently became an ambassador for fashion powerhouse Gucci. Following in the footsteps of Harry Styles, Jared Leto and Miley Cyrus, the England international has already been spotted sporting new season staples from the brand and campaigns featuring the football star are sure to follow.
From Grealish’s Boohoo collection to his statement locks, not since the days of David Beckham has a footballer been heralded as such a style icon both on and off the pitch.
Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount first joined Chelsea in 2005 at just six years old. Apart from a couple of loan spells at Vitesse and Derby County in 2017 and 2019, in his senior career, he’s firmly established himself as an integral part of the Chelsea team and helped England reach the final of the European Championship in 2020.
Champions League winner and high-profile star Mount has grown up in the limelight, blossoming into a fashionable style icon off the pitch. His look isn’t divisive; he embraces understated, classic wardrobe staples that display his natural sense of style when pulled together. Think skater shoes with muted jeans and a t-shirt, then finished with a printed open shirt or shacket.
Whether dressed in casuals between training sessions or glammed up in a suit for an awards ceremony, Mount is the epitome of classic, effortlessly style that even GQ would be envious of.
Paris-born Kilian Mbappé has taken the football world by storm since his first senior club appearance for Monaco in 2015. At the tender age of 23, the French international and Paris Saint-Germain forward won French Ligue One with Monaco. Transferring to Paris Saint-Germain for a record fee of 180 million Euros, he was the second-most expensive player at the time and the most-expensive teenage signing. He has won four league titles at the club, three French cups and the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain’s second-highest goalscorer of all time, Mbappé’s achievements don’t stop there. Winning the world cup with France in 2018, he became the youngest French player to score in a World Cup and only the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in the World Cup Final, finishing the tournament as the joint second-highest goalscorer.
With accolades such as this, it’s no wonder that the fashion world took notice. Starting with luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot making the star an ambassador in 2018, sunglasses brand Oakley and luxury fashion house Dior quickly followed, catapulting Mbappé to a new host of global fans.
As his profile grows, more high-end fashion collaborations will surely follow. One of football’s fashionable-elite whether decked out in Dior on off-duty days or leaving the training-ground head-to-toe in Nike.
From his first senior appearance for Manchester United in 2001, Paul Pogba has made as many headlines for his creative fashion sense as he has for his footballing ability. From his iconic hairstyles to his ability to pull together a unique, high-fashion look, one thing’s for sure; he’s an ace at turning heads.
A regular attendee of Fashion Week, Pogba has often been seen rubbing shoulders with the stars and walking the red carpet with his wife, Zulay, at glitzy, high-profile fashion events.
Pogba is the king of head-to-toe branding and luxe accessories, owning an impressive wardrobe of designer brands, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton. And the midfielder for the French national team also uses his hair to make a statement – most recently controversially sporting Juventus’ team colours ahead of his transfer back to the club (whilst he was still playing for Manchester United!).
A hard look to imitate unless you have a footballing superstar’s salary, Pogba’s fashion sense is unique and a great style to keep an eye on if you love high-end fashion and logos aplenty!
Egyptian-born professional footballer and Liverpool FC’s leading man, Mo Salah, might not seem an obvious choice regarding style. However, the striker’s understated t-shirt and jeans combination shouldn’t be dismissed. With classic pieces from Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana and Philip Plein in his wardrobe, he’s proof that wearing high-end fashion can be effortlessly cool.
Gracing the cover of GQ magazine earlier this year and modelling brands, including Burberry for the magazine’s middle east edition, Salah is a fan of classic wardrobe staples that transcend trends.
A regular winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot and Champions League winner, Salah was also the first Liverpool player to score in 10 consecutive matches for the club. Scoring goals and style points, as Salah’s profile continues to grow, expect to see even more flawless looks from the iconic striker.
Marcus Rashford MBE
Marcus Rashford MBE is probably just as famously known for his great work campaigning against child hunger, racism and homelessness in the United Kingdom as he is for his outstanding football skills. Using his platform to drive change, Rashford’s efforts recently earned him an honorary doctorate from The University Of Manchester.
Rashford has played for Manchester United since he was seven, rising through the academy ranks until his first-team debut in 2016. Scoring in his first Manchester derby and first EFL cup and Champions League debuts, Rashford has become an integral player in Manchester United’s first team and a key figure in Gareth Southgate’s England team.
Partnering with British heritage brand Burberry to help young people to develop their literacy skills, the brand continues to honour the partnership by dressing Marcus for numerous events, including when he received his honorary doctorate. His suit was custom-made and designed by Ricardo Tisci, then head designer of the house.
An advocate for British homegrown brands, Rashford continues to dress in style staples from Burberry, using his platform to promote homegrown fashion brands.
Classic style mixed with standout brand pieces, Rashford’s style is streetwear meets quintessentially British staples, and we can’t wait to see how his relationship with the Burberry house continues to grow in the future.
The top 7 stylish footballers of 2022: The highlights
So there you have it, the men at the forefront of fashion in football. Whether dressing top-to-toe in labels like Paul Pogba or stylish classic staples like Mason Mount, it seems today’s footballers can’t help themselves from dabbling in the fashion world.
Whether you approve of their style or don’t understand it, there’s no denying that these men are making waves when it comes to blurring the lines between football and fabulous.
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