Footballers these days are no longer just people who kick a ball around on the pitch every Saturday afternoon. It’s come to the point where players are role models and in some respects, celebrities too. The rise of social media has given a way for footballers to engage their fan base and the public a lot easier and this has seen many branch out into various different areas, one being fashion. Fashion labels by footballers are becoming more and more common these days but which stand out from the rest?

Cristiano Ronaldo – CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players ever to play professional football and is currently seen by many as the best in the world. The Real Madrid superstar has been a global icon for a number of years now, not just for what he does on the pitch either. He’s always been looking for ways to build the Cristiano Ronaldo brand and his CR7 fashion label has been a huge success. The CR7 label has you covered whether you are looking for shirts, underwear, denim and even clothes for juniors too. It’s a fashion label that is likely to only keep getting bigger too.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – A-Z

It probably comes as no surprise to many that retail is an area that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made an impact in as everything he touches seems to turn to gold. As a footballer, Ibra has managed to be a success on the world stage at every club he has played for and at international level too. He teamed up with Petter Varner, head of Norwegian clothing giant Varner, to make it in the sportswear and fashion sector to remarkable effect. A-Z is already gaining a great reputation for the quality of its products that include tops, bottoms, underwear and accessories that are available for men, women and juniors.

Rio Ferdinand – FIVE

Rio Ferdinand is one of the best English centre backs to play the game and during his time at Manchester United he was arguably one of the best in the world. Since football, Ferdinand has appeared within the media but he was always insistent that he would go into fashion and first made the move with a range of hats. Since then FIVE has become a bigger fashion label that kits you out top to bottom, with a great range of accessories too. It’s a label that is continuing to grow and expand as time goes on.

Gregory van der Wiel, Demy de Zeeuw and Eljero Elia – BALR.

While Gregory van der Wiel, Demy de Zeeuw and Eljero Elia may not be global footballing superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they potentially have one of the biggest fashion labels created by footballers out there. BALR. Has fast become one of the most popular fashion labels out there, not just in the brands by footballers sphere either. It’s a label that has literally everything you could ever need and more and they cater for both men and women. It’s high-end fashion for everyone.

It would be safe to assume that footballers who get involved with fashion and designing their own clothing range, will eventually become a common affair. However, the main focus will always be the sport, performances on the pitch and the results achieved. Sports betting fans and lovers of the game can follow their favourite team and/or players on various betting platforms, ie. or, which also provide a comprehensive listing of trusted bookmakers for those who fancy a bet or two.