In today’s game, players know that can be every bit as important to their public image as the number of assists and goals they score. Players are as relevant as the fashion choices they make hence they have to consciously choose their threads as well as they walk the fashion high street.
Players now spot unique haircuts, dress and tattoos that set them aside from their peers and together with the rise of social media many of them now appear very obsessed with their image.
Football players are contributing to establishing the popularity of contemporary fashion styles, trends and glamorous lifestyles.
For those who embrace it, the media spotlight is always there. And for those with interests in fashion, streetwear and culture it’s an opportunity to ditch the match-day tracksuit and reveal their true style.
In this article, we feature South African and South Africa based soccer stars who are strutting their stuff in the fashion high lane.
The gritty midfielder is expected by many to be a rough rider but has unique dress sense off the field and pays particular attention to his threads. Katsande loves fancy things which he tops off with his multi million rand car fleet in his garage comprising top of the range drives.
He always and religiously captions his social media images in various fashion styles and postures “Kitoko makasi” meaning “very beautiful”.
The midfielder currently based in one of the world fashion conscious countries, France always has a urbane and suave look.
Topped off with his sleeved tattoos, Zungu is elegance and modernity personified with a cool and confident approach.
Mahlangu has taken home to the Gucci brand with his social media caption “All Shall Be Gucci” seeing him referred to as Mr Gucci.
Mahlangu loves fancy things with regards to what he wears which he tops it off with flamboyant house and cars in his garage.
The SuperSport United midfielder has a simple yet sophisticated dress sense with his casual streetwear to smart and suited elegantly fitting with the occassion.
His style is fun, modern, and effortlessly cool with the major influence most certainly deriving from his wife Wendy whom he is always captioned with on social media posts.
He is one of the most style-conscious footballers in the game right now as he always sizzles in social spaces.
Wendy definitely has a hand in dressing his man who recently graduated with a qualification in Sport Management, she perhaps is taking a cue from Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham who transformed the whole world and wardrobe of David to maximise on his valued branded image.
By Gerald Dandah