Playboy magazine became the largest men’s magazine selling seven million copies a month. The world of football has certainly seen a number of legendary “Playboys” over the ages.

Let’s look at some of the most memorable players who dominated the headlines both on and off the pitch. 


7. Ronaldinho    

In addition to his brilliant play on the field, Ronaldinho was also known for his lurid sexual romps. In 2002, an English lap dancer named Lisa Collins sold her story to the newspapers recounting her memorable night with the Brazilian forward. 


6. Cristiano Ronaldo

No shame in Cristiano Ronaldo’s game; he’s with a new chick nearly every time we see him and he’s always rocking that trademark smile. Models, actresses and frankly any hot girl in his vicinity will probably end up with CR7. Maybe this will stop though now he’s engaged to model Georgina Rodriguez. 


5. Ronaldo Nazario 

Ronaldo married female Brazilian footballer, Milene Domingues, at the time she was pregnant with the couple’s first son; they divorced four years later. In April 2008, Ronaldo was involved in a scandal involving three transvestites prostitutes whom he met in a nightclub located in the city of Rio de Janeiro. 

Right after the scandal, Ronaldo had a daughter with his girlfriend at the time Maria Beatriz Antony; yet after his brief relationship with Michele Umezu, he had another son. 


4. Gabby Agbonlahor

English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Aston Villa. After his senior international debut for England in 2008, it was revealed that not only had he been juggling three girlfriends at once, but also he had managed to get all three of them pregnant. 


3. Antonio Cassano

According to his autobiography “La Dico Tutto” (‘I’ll Tell You Everything’), he was known as a brilliant Italian attacker with an extremely troublesome personality who had bedded a lot of women.  

If his book is to be believed, then in the eleven years prior to the release, Cassano had slept with between 600 and 700 women. 


2. Garrincha

The talented forward played a major role alongside Pele helping Brazil to win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962 and became one of the best-known figures in the game. 

After losing his virginity to a goat, Garrincha went on to sleep with hundreds of women and became a father to at least 14 children. Garrincha was never able to overcome his off-field issues and tragically killed his mother-in-law in a car crash, before losing his life to drink problems. 


1. George Best

Who could forget the legend that is George Best? One of the greatest ever players in the history of the game, Best will also be remembered for his lavish lifestyle away from the pitch. 

Married twice, Best never seemed to really be able to settle down even incurring domestic violence charges. Women were never far from Best and he always accommodated the ladies in his life accordingly. 

Few could forget the legendary pictures of him pouring champagne into a sea of glasses that had been stacked up while he was constantly pictured with a number of women which included four Miss World contestants.