The Footy Boots Top 10 Bling list shows the players who like their football boots to be like their cars, watches and women: flashy, shiney and bling-tastic!
Who wears his Bling like a badge of honour and who was the original godfather of Bling? Only our list can tell you whose boots exude decadence and wealth – so let the Bling Begin!
10. Lee Dixon – What the Bling Was That?
Arsenal defender Dixon picked up a handsome fee for wearing Brook’s football boots (technically known as “wellingtons”), but in his first game wearing them, scored an own goal of exceptional quality as he lobbed his back pass over keeper Seaman from 30 yards out. We hope the Bling was worth it. Dixon proves that sometimes players put da bling-bling before everything!
9. Lionel Messi – The Next Big Bling
Widely touted as the next Maradona, Messi plays for Barcelona but Inter Milan have rumoured to have offered £71 million for a transfer, which could see his Bling level rise to the Bling of the World!
8. Stan Bowles – Lord of the Blings
The maverick player of the seventies, cheekily tried to secure twice the sponsorship money by wearing one Gola football boot and one Adidas football boot for an England game against Holland in 1978. The England star enjoyed a rock star lifestyle, blowing upwards of a quarter of a millions pounds on gambling yet still remains in the public eye as a football pundit and bling-tastic role model.
7. Alan Ball – Vintage Bling
Sixties player who was the first player to wear white football boots at the beginning of the 1970/71 season. They were made by Hummel, but Ball didn’t like them…”To be honest lads they were crap, like cardboard, so I got the young apprentices to paint my Adidas football boots white. It was great, till one day it rained and the black came through. A not too happy watching Hummel rep saw what I’d done so I said goodbye to the two grand.”
6. Frank Lampard – Bling Kong!
Wears personalised Adidas Predator boots with his name and team number stitched into them. Unconfirmed reports claim this is so Lampard knows which football boots belongs to him. We can confirm that stories that Lampard also has an “L” and an “R” stitched into his football boots are definitely, absolutely, positively untrue as Frank has known his right from left for several months now. UFABETคาสิโน
5. Djibril Cissé – A Bling of Many Colours
Mis-firing striker Cisse when playing for Liverpool, once came out in odd coloured boots. He changed after half time into a matching pair but into lime green football boots. Known to change his hair colour as easily as his football boot colour. Backs up the on the field bling with his H2 Hummer with Louis Vuitton interior.
4. Francesco Totti – Signor Bling
After the World Cup finals, Diadora produced the Maximus Italia Gold Special Limited Edition football boot, an all-gold football boot for the World Cup Winner which when worn, needs to be viewed behind sunglasses to avoid the excessive glare and shine.
3. George Best – Godfather of Bling
Best was the greatest player of his generation and as the first football millionaire, set the standard for the modern players in many ways. The Stylo ‘George Best’ football boot looked like a pair of bowling shoes, with a white stripe from top to toe on each side. His champagne lifestyle and love of the Bling eventually took over from the football, cutting his career short.
2. Ronaldinho – Prince of Bling
Ronaldinho had two special pairs of football boots containing eight ounces of 24-carat gold with real 24-carat gold applied to the Nike logo. The football boots feature a gold embroidered letter “R” and number 10, the shirt Ronaldinho wears for Barcelona, while the heel of the football boot is embossed with five gold stars in honour of Brazil’s five FIFA World Cup wins.
1. David Beckham – King of Bling
They cost him around £600 per pair and he wears a new pair every game. Adidas have made only 723 pairs and only in his size. He has even had feng shui symbols sewn into his football boots in a bid to improve his football performance.
The design which he helped with, is strongly based on David’s interest in Eastern mystic culture, saying “I’m very proud to wear these football boots because they represent the idea of yin and yang.”
They are personalised with stitching of the names of his three children, his initials, his favoured number 23 and Beckham’s printed signature for the ultimate Bling factor.