Swoon
Charlotte Hannah
May 16, 2013

David Beckham and 6 Other Athlete Underwear Models


Today, David Beckham announced that he’ll be ending his soccer career when this season’s up — a decision that’s led fans to speculate as to what the future holds for the star athlete. It seems reasonable to assume that Beckham will continue working in his other career as a high-profile underwear model. Hey, I’m not complaining. If he’s not putting that famous body to use on the field, he might as well use it somewhere else.

But Beckham’s not the only sexy sports star to strip down for an underwear modeling campaign. In fact, it turns out posing in underwear is a popular pastime of current and retired athletes alike. It makes sense — the toned bodies of pro athletes tend to look pretty good in next to nothing.

So, for your viewing pleasure, I’ve compiled a list of other hot sportsy-types who have taken most of it off for big name underwear brands. Enjoy!

Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo for Emporio Armani

Photo credit: Emporio Armani

Photo credit: Emporio Armani

Rugby player Thom Evans for D.Hedral

Photo credit: D.Hedral

Photo credit: D.Hedral

Football player Cameron Newton for Under Armour

Photo credit: Under Armour

Photo credit: Under Armour

Soccer player Fredrik Ljungberg for Calvin Klein

Photo credit: Calvin Klein

Photo credit: Calvin Klein

*George Takei voice* Oh myyyyy…

Soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata for Calvin Klein

Photo credit: Calvin Klein

Photo credit: Calvin Klein

Baseball player Jim Palmer for Jockey

Photo credit: Jockey

Photo credit: Jockey

Jim Palmer was like, the original athlete-turned-underwear model, as you can tell from the fact that chest hair was still in style when this ad was made.