As of 2019, football is the most popular sport in the world. The sport has seen many talented players gain fame on and off the pitch. Besides the fame gained from football, some ex-footballers have gone to make a mark in the world of fashion. With that said, below are some former footballers who made it big in fashion and even earned handsomely from it.

Didier Drogba

Being a striker and a prominent player in the history of Chelsea Football Club, Drogba scooped the African Footballer of the Year award twice (2006 and 2009). He has also won Premier League Titles four times during his career with the club, which made him famous. During his career, he bagged 10 trophies at club level. This caused him to be known as the “ultimate big game player” amongst his fans, pundits, and other football professionals. In 2014, he launched his underwear line in order to support a charitable foundation started by Christiano Ronaldo. With the help of Marseille-based designers, Drogba created an exclusive male beachwear line.

David Beckham

Beckham is a well-known and respected footballer in the world, and his appearance on this list is purely based on merit. In fact, his name is used as an elite global advertising brand in football. He scored in three FIFA World Cups, and he was a midfielder for different clubs in top-flight leagues in France, Spain, England, and USA. He became the captain of English national team for eleven years (1998-2009).

In 2007, Beckham started his new career as an underwear model. He featured in eponymous, as well as Emporio Armani collections, which made him one of the top underwear models.

Fredrik Ljungberg

Fredrick is currently working as Arsenal’s first-team assistant coach. This Swedish footballer spent his football career with the Gunners. He bagged three FA Cups and two Premier League titles during his club career. He was a great model for Calvin Klein underwear after his football career.