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 ufabetแทงบอล ดีสุดsponsorship 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.