1 CLAUDIO MARCHISIO
Current club: Juventus
(Italy) Position: Midfielder
Stats: 28 years old, 1.79m
Romantic status: Married to former tennis player Roberta Sinopoli with two children.
In a nutshell: Blue-eyed, chiselled, all-round gorgeousness.
If you get to go on a date with him...: Visit Florence. Look at art, holding hands with a walking work of art. Bliss out.
2 XABI ALONSO
Current club: Real Madrid
Stats: 32 years old, 1.83m
Romantic status: Married to actress Nagore Aramburu with three children.
In a nutshell: A strong manly jaw, topped with piercing eyes.
If you get to go on a date with him...: Be sensitive. His team has been eliminated. Let him drown his sorrows in sangria. Let him rest his head on your shoulder.
3 EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI
Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
Stats: 29 years old, 1.73m
Romantic status: In a relationship with model Yanina Screpante
In a nutshell: Movie-star looks
If you get to go on a date with him...: Spend a day on a beach. Study his tattoos at leisure, including one of his football hero, Diego Maradona, on his torso.
4 ALEXIS SANCHEZ
Current club: Barcelona
Stats: 25 years old, 1.69m
Romantic status: Said to be in arelationship with art director Laia Grassi
In a nutshell: Bedroom eyes
If you get to go on a date with him...: Wear something nice. Feel his gaze on you.
5 EIJI KAWASHIMA
Current club: Standard Liege (Belgium)
Stats: 31 years old, 1.85m
Romantic status: He spoke of a girlfriend in an interview in 2011.
In a nutshell: Asian beefcake
If you get to go on a date with him...: Keep it simple. He looks like a bloke you can enjoy a beer with on a perfect summer day.
This article was first published on June 22, 2014.
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