A list of official websites for the most popular internet-savvy footballers, neatly arranged in alphabetical order.
Please do not use this as an excuse to stalk your favourite stars or send hate mate to those in the opposition team.
Alright then, official footballer websites, knock yourself out. Please note that any names with a question mark next to them are not confirmed as official websites. If you can help us improve this list (official sites only) then please add the name and link in the comments section.
A Brazilian who seems to have the proclivity for colder climates; spent a few seasons at Sweden, then moved on to Heerenveen and has finally settled in Middlesborough.
Website has a number of private pictures and good few wallpapers as well.
The shortest player in the Premier League has a bit of a wonky MySpace page and likes Justin Timberlake.
Alessandro del Piero (?)
Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Del Piero also has musical ambitions (so much so in fact he made a few records himself) and is pals with the Gallagher brothers. Website is in Italian and English.
Celtic and Poland
Boruc graced the covers recently when he was supposed to be recuperating from a injury but was snapped with a drink, a cigar and a number of wannabe WAGs on his lap (not necessarily in that order). Website is available in English and Polish.
A player with long career, Boudewijn (or Bolo) has a rather swishy website. Bolo has a black belt in judo, loves beach holidays and his favorite car is (predictably) Bugatti Veryon. Oh and favorite artist — Robbie Williams.
Bayern Munich and Germany
While Schweinsteiger’s website might be in German (and I’m rusty in German) there is a little game you can play where you can dress up Bastian in different outfits (sort of like a pick and mix). And you can even send the image as an e-card. Why would anyone over the age of 7 want to do that is beyond me. Maybe Sarah has a hand behind this…
Real Madrid and Germany
Another player with a swishy website (again only in German) it does offer some photos of Christopher as a wee nipper. And you can also order your very own Metze calendar for 2009.
Ziege might be retired, but for any of you autograph hunters – you can download them from his website. There is a selection of footy games under the fun section. The website is available in German and English.
Croatia’s most capped player, Dario Simic’s website is titled Best defense. His website is available in English, Italian and Croatian and has some swishy graphics. And a few pictures of him with his wife in the gallery section (in case anyone is interested).
One of the most colorful players (quite literally if you go by his hair styles alone) football has ever seen, Cisse’s website is in French and a good few sections are still under construction. But in gallery section you can find a number of topless snaps of Cisse. Hmm.
Drogba is an UNDP Goodwill ambassador against cluster bombs. You can read all about it in his diary. There are a number of photos from different kind of award ceremonies but in My picks section you can find Drogba’s pick of the month — covering such stuff as movies, Wii games and even restaurants.
LA Galaxy, on loan to Milan
Ah the brand Beckham. Sure you can pop over to Beckham’s website to read latest ruminations on his blog, but the lifestyle section is devoted to his hairstyles, tattoos and fashion.So if anyone is interested in how to look like a metrosexual you’ll know where to look.
Daniel Van Buyten
Did you know Daniel Van Buyten’s dad was a pro wrestler? Unfortunately his website is in Dutch and German but he does talk about his passions (chocolate among other things).
Suker’s official website is in fact a website for his soccer academy which has training camps in Zagreb and a few other towns in Croatia. In multimedia you can find a number of compilations of his career highlights as well as a shop for S9 collection — the official sports gear for his academy.
One of the most gifted (and most notorious and controversial) footballers of all time Maradona actually has a website (developed by his wife). There are plenty of downloads such as videos and pictures, as well as a few words of thanks. The website is in Castellano and English.
Since my Spanish is beyond rusty and since my Italian was never much to begin with from what I could gather from Moretti’s website his astrological sign is Gemini, he works for UNICEF, his favorite actors are Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, while Training Day is his favorite movie. Website is available in Italian and Spanish.
Real Madrid, Italy
Cannavaro has one of the swishest websites of the lot (although it does take forever to load). And the music is very ‘Rocky’ and accompanied with a plenty of images of Cannavaro looking very dashing. The website is available in Italian, Spanish, English, Japanese and Chinese. That is one progressive footballer.
An extensive website that even offers the nifty option of Bati-chat. Batistuta’s website is available in English and Italian.
Jermaine Jones’ website is another one of the snazzy variety with a number of options such as wallpapers and autograph downloads. Even though the website is only available in German I have gathered Jones’ favorite drink is an apple spritzer. Oh and the accompanying music is straight out of a bad horror movie.
West Ham, Australia
Lucas Neill’s website is still under construction.
Bayern Munich is 10th club of date that Luca Toni has played for. His website is mainly in Italian however you can leave him a message in the guestbook. Or send him an e-mail and he will talk to you. I didn’t made that up – it says so on his website. Another snazzy website with somewhat irritating music.
Bayern Munich, Germany
Another website that takes forever to load but it must be because of the wallpaper puzzle you can play — yes it is a puzzle with Podolski’s image. Website is available in German and Polish.
The notoriously ahem out-spoken Michael Ballack has a very comprehensive website — there is all the latest Chelsea news, as well as stuff about Ballack’s charity work. There are e-cards you can send to your friends (or yourself) and Ballack’s dream team. Hm maybe he has managerial aspirations?
Bayern Munich, Germany
Miroslav Klose has a rather simple website (but at least there is no low budget horror music). There are autograph cards and desktop themes, but that is about it. Website is only available in German.
Michael Rensing (?)
Unfortunately Rensing does not have an official website and lets hope this is his actual Facebook profile. What I mean is lets hope it is an effort of his agent, rather then someone pretending to be the Bayern Munich goalkeeper. He has 346 fans. Not bad, but for Facebook not great either.
While the jury still might be out on whether or not Owen will stay in Newcastle beyond this season – Michael Owen (or his agent) knows the value of creating a personal brand. On the website you can find the “Spot the Ball” competition but unfortunately it was only valid for season 2006/2007. Look for yourself what kind of a ball you were supposed to spot.
Viduka’s website is ” Coming soon”. Lets hope he will recuperate from his injuries sooner.
Petric’s website is very fan-friendly — there is the chat option, guestbook even tipping corner. And you can even shop for some Mladen Petric themed T-shirts at â‚¬9.90 each. Website is available in German only.
Anelka, who recently shared his funny side with the world (who can forget that kangaroo joke) and discovered he has acting ambitions has a snazzy website that is only available in French. In case you have missed the huge banner – Anelka’s sponsor is Puma.
Nemanja Vidic’s website does not have graphics that will make your eyes water and induce brain seizures, but it is available in English (albeit slightly broken) and Serbian.
Manchester United, England
Owen Hargreaves is currently in rehab after his first knee surgery and is awaiting the next operation in January. He has taken the time to thank the fans for the support during this difficult period. Just ignore the fact he likes Boyz II Men. Website is available in English and German.
Bayern Munich and Germany
No fuss website with all the stats about Philipp, a list of the charities he supports and fan zone with extensive gallery of photos. Another website only available in German.
Chelsea, Czech Republic
Cech might posses a good number of records for not letting the ball in and he might posses the strangest head gear since the Silence of the Lambs (although it is to be expected since the man suffered a fractured skull and lets face it you can never be too careful) but he also has an interesting website. Which unfortunately is all in Czech.
Manchester United, England
The best defender in England is one versatile fellow. He has his own record company and one of his latest endeavors include financing a movie with 50 Cent. On his MySpace page you can check out assorted clips from his TV show Windups where he pulls pranks on various members of England’s national team.
Gigsy is as old school as they get so it does not come as a surprise he does not have an official website apart from his player profile on Manchester United page.
On the other hand this is the man who had lucrative endorsements back in the day and paved the way for the likes of Beckham, Rooney and Ronaldo.
Manchester City, Brazil
While he was once overseen by Pele when he was a wee nipper, Robinho is currently doing quite well on his own. And in the personal fact file he states (quite surprisingly for a football player) that he does not care what kind of car he drives as long as it gets him where he wants to go. It seems his choice is Lamborghini Gallardo if recent reports are anything to go by.
SC Corinthians Paulista
Ronaldo might have been known as the Phenomenon and he was also known for gorgeous women he slept with but after his knee injury he has been in the media for putting on the pounds and sleeping with transvestites. Lets hope that the contract with Corinthians will bring back the Phenomenon because world has not seen him for a while.
AC Milan, Brazil
Ronaldinho (in Portugese it means little Ronaldo) is one player who has proved it is possible to make a come-back after an injury, excessive partying and putting on some excess weight (not necessarily in that order). There is not much on his website apart from the “coming soon” sign though.
Rafael Van der Vaart
Real Madrid, Netherlands
Rafael Van der Vaart is without a doubt a very talented football player but that news pales in comparison when you learn he has one of the hottest wives out of all the WAGs in the world. Rumor has it he even got sent off during a game so he can be home in time for her birthday party. Unfortunately on his website you will not find any pictures of the delightful (and drop dead gorgeous) Sylvie.
Roque Santa Cruz
Roque Santa Cruz has dashing good looks so it does not come as a surprise he was voted the sexiest footballer a number of times over the years. Men will find it of interest he is featured on the cover of German version of Pro Evolution Soccer 6. His website is a strange mixture of German, English and Spanish (meaning it looks like webmaster is a bit drunk and cannot decide on the language).
A player for Liverpool and a rapper — what a combination. Unfortunately the website is completely in Dutch but from what I gathered – Babel’s favorite TV show is Fresh Prince from Bel Air. He seems to be a perfect combination for the serial WAG Danielle Lloyd so it does not come as a surprise that a recent rumor linked the two together.
Gerrard is a rare breed in this day and age as he has spent all of his career at Anfield. And he did state recently he plans to stay at Liverpool until he retires. However that’s no excuse for not having an official website.
Sergio Ramos Facebook (?)
Real Madrid, Spain
Sergio Ramos does not have an official website which does come as a bit of a surprise. It is unclear whether or not the Facebook page is the work of his PR team or a spoof of some over-eager fan, but he does have more then 70,000 fans on Facebook. Maybe it is time to invest in some web hosting?
Stephen Ireland is a footballer who invented the story one of his grandmothers died so he can go home and be with his girlfriend when she suffered a miscarriage. The Granny-gate was just the tip of the iceberg that cost him his place in the Ireland’s national team. If the recent news on his website are anything to go by he seems to have gotten his life back on track.
A former player for the Wolverhampton Wanderers Steve Bull is now available for new managerial duties after his stint with the Stafford Rangers ended.
Shaun Wright Phillips
Manchester City, England
Adopted son of Ian Wright, Shaun Wright Phillips is making a name for himself with Manchester City. On his website you can read about his charity work — he makes an annual trip to Guatemala and works for charity Education for the Children.
Tobias Weis’ website does not have whistles and bangs, but it should prove sufficient reading material for any eager fan with it’s wallpapers, screensavers and autograph cards. Given you will have to know German or be at the mercy of Google Translate tools.
(Manchester United, England’s national team)
Now here is one website that has all the whistles and bangs. To access some areas you will have to be a member of Rooney’s fan club, but there is a lot of pimping going on — Rooney’s books and Rooney latest TV show. Also there is a list of charities Rooney supports.
It seems controversy follows Gallas wherever he goes. Or maybe he is the one that stirs it. A month ago he blew the lid on locker room tensions between the Arsenal players which coincided with the release of his autobiography. He was stripped of the captaincy for his media statements and Cesc Fabregas replaced him.
We are all aware that Zizou was a great player but I have to admit the image that is still imprinted on my brain is the headbutt of World Cup finale of 2006. But it does sum up Zidane rather nicely — he could play magnificently but you never knew what would set him off. If you want to read up more about Zidane his website is available in French and Spanish.
If you can help us improve this list (official sites only) then please add the name and link in the comments section below.
Also See: The Best Players Directory.