3. Robbie Rogers – United States
— GAY TIMES (@gaytimesmag) November 12, 2017
In February 2013, the former Leeds United winger Rogers came out as gay.
"I want to recognize…Robbie Rogers of the Galaxy…blazing a trail as one of professional sports’ first openly gay players" —Obama
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) February 2, 2015
After briefly retiring at the age of 25 and coming out as gay upon leaving Leeds, Rogers signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in May 2013, becoming the first openly gay male athlete to join MLS or any of the five major North American sports leagues.
Gay footballer Robbie Rogers marries Arrow producer Greg Berlanti https://t.co/9f2PRHenLR
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) December 7, 2017
2. Matt Taylor – England
Honestly, Matt Taylor is gay.
— Annunaki. SS4 (@ygPrimo) February 26, 2012
Matt Taylor, who has played for West Ham, Bolton and Portsmouth in the Premier League, is widely rumoured to be a gay but he has never confirmed it but many English newspapers have run stories of him being gay.
Didn't know Matt Taylor was gay? But it doesn't matter! As long as he produces the quality on the pitch it doesn't… http://fb.me/ENI4Y2eQ
— WHU (@whuHammersForum) August 8, 2011
1. Jonathan De Falco – Belgium
In 2011 at the age of 26, Belgian defender Jonathan De Falco retired from Football and became a gay porn star under the name Stanley Falcone
— Über Sports Fact (@UberSportsFact) November 27, 2013
The Former Belgian footballer Jonathan De Falco quit football in 2011 to become a porn actor in gay porn movies under the stage name Stany Falcone. He stated that he had always found it difficult to hide his sexual orientation as a footballer and that his coming out had been a huge relief for him.
“For several months I have had a boyfriend,” De Falco said.
“Previously I had a girlfriend, but I always felt attracted to men. I never hid. Since I was 20 I have been in gay circles, but when I played soccer, nobody noticed anything. If my orientation would have been known, there would have undoubtedly problems. The soccer world is not ready for openly gay players. There are still too many prejudices and too little tolerance. ”