Iker Casillas

Next up is Spain captain and goalkeeper, Iker Casillas.

He was born May 20, 1981, in Móstoles, Madrid.  He started early with Real Madrid, joining their junior squad for the 90-91 season.  It wasn’t until 98-99 that he was called up to the senior squad.

During the 01-02 season, he lost his spot as starting goalie to backup César Sánchez, but managed to regain it when Sánchez was injured in the final game.

He won the La Liga title in 07-08, and won the Zamora trophy.

In 2008, he and captain Rául were awarded new contracts.  Casilla’s contract will keep him with Real until 2017, with an automatic extension if he plays 30 league games in his last season.  There is also a buy-out clause of £113 million.

He has stated that he has no intention of leaving his boyhood club.

Internationally, he debuted at the U-17 games at the 1007 FIFA U-17 World Championship, and was later made captain.  Two years later, he went on to win the FIFA World Youth Championship and the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup.

He made his senior debut in a match against Sweden when he was 19.  He was an unused sub in Euro 2000.  For the World Cup 2002, he was on the roster as a back-up, but was moved ahead when starting goalie Santiago Cañizares had to withdraw due to injury.

He was the first choice goalie in 2006. When captain Rául was excluded from Euro 2008, Casillas was made captain.  He became the first goalie-captain to lift the world cup trophy as a winner when they won the 2008 UEFA European Championship.

Updated Hot Guys list

So I promised a new list of players, and I’ve finally come up with it.  There’s still 15, but there’s been some changes.  Four are gone, which means there are four new players on the list.

I’m not gonna do much more than name the players and their country.  The profiles will start going up soon.

So here it is, in alphabetical order:

  • Michael Bradley, USA
  • Fabio Cannavaro, Italy
  • Iker Casillas, Spain
  • Landon Donovan, USA
  • Cesc Fàbregas, Spain
  • Steven Gerrard, England
  • Thierry Henry, France
  • Kaká, Brazil
  • Frank Lampard, England
  • Mata, Spain
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
  • Dejan Stankovic, Serbia
  • Fernando Torres, Spain
  • Robin van Persie, Netherlands
  • David Villa, Spain

The first profile should be up later tonight.  I hope you enjoy them!!

~Suz

15 Hot FIFA players to watch

So I’ve compiled a list of 15 players I think are hot enough to watch, no matter what team they’re on!!  All of them are on teams that have made it into the group stage of the World Cup.

I didn’t want to show a preference in the order, so here it is, alphabetically:

Michael Ballack

Team: Germany          Position: Captain

Age: 33                    Home Club: Chelsea





David Beckham

Team: England          Position: Midfield

Age: 34        Home Club: Milan, on loan from L.A. Galaxy











Michael Bradley

Team: United States          Position: Midfield

Age: 22                           Home Club: Borusa Mönchengladbach











Fabio Cannavaro

Team: Italy          Position: Centre Back

Age: 36               Home Club: Juventus





Iker Casillas

Team: Spain          Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 28                Home Club: Real Madrid











Cesc Fàbregas

Team: Spain          Position: Central Midfield

Age: 22                Home Club: Arsenal











Steven Gerrard

Team: England          Position: Midfield

Age:  29                  Home Club: Liverpool





Thierry Henry

Team: France          Position: Striker/winger

Age: 32                  Home Club: Barcelona











Kaká

Team: Brazil          Position: Midfield

Age: 27                Home Club: Real Madrid





Samir Nasri

Team: France          Position: Midfield

Age: 22                  Home Club: Arsenal











Cristiano Ronaldo

Team: Portugal          Position: Captain

Age: 24                    Home Club: Real Madrid











Roque Santa Cruz

Team: Paraguay          Position: Manchester City

Age: 28                     Home Club: Manchester City





Fernando Torres

Team: Spain          Position: Striker

Age: 26                Home Club: Liverpool











Robin van Persie

Team: Netherlands          Position: Striker/winger

Age: 26                         Home Club: Arsenal











David Villa

Team: Spain          Position:  Striker

Age: 28                Home Club: Valencia











So keep a lookout for these 15 gorgeous men. I know there’s many more, but I can only list so many!!
-Suz