For any of you Barcelona fans, you will surely have noticed during 2013 and much of 2014 how Dani Alves has changed his fashion look. Dani Alves was known for his tattoos, short hair with razor shaved sides and a fashion look similar to a bad boy from your nearest bad neighborhood. That was before 2013, because then Dani Alves changed his fashion look to the look of a hipster. I mean like, out of all the fashion looks a football player could pick, why the hell did Dani Alves pick the hipster look and continue with it?
And don’t get me started with the hipster glasses…
I have been looking at previous pictures of Dani Alves and his current hipster pictures, and here are some of the differences I have found in his fashion look:
I have my suspicion that Dani Alves’ hipster fashion sense was passed on by none other than crap goalkeeper, Jose Manuel Pinto. This goalkeeper is one of the baddest (as in crap) goalkeepers the world has seen, and he also has the baddest fashion sense ever. Prior to becoming a hipster in 2012, Pinto had long hair in braids, all at the tender age of 36. You tll me when you have seen an adult with long hair braids that remind one of Milli Vanilli?
Jose Manuel Pinto was known in his team as the trendy guy who caught all stupid fashion trends for men and twisted them to his own unique (and altered) vision. of course, seeing that Dani Alves has no more than one single brain cell, he soon followed Jose Manuel Pinto with his hipster stupidity and soon FC Barcelona had its own 2 clowns to entertain the crowd.
Well we have gone through the FIFA World Cup during summer and we have seen some great display from the Germans. Cristiano Ronaldo, a clear favourite for the Ballon d’Or didn’t put up a great performance, while Messi was on and off with his performance. The Spaniards had a horrendous performance and it’s a shame that previous candidates to the Ballon d’Or like Iker Casillas and Xavi are now going down fast in terms of their peak performance.
Neymar was too focused on his hairstyles and haircuts as he dyed his hair blonde for every match and had a new haircut for every match. His display of creative Brazilian football was non-existent and I simply cannot see any Brazilian in the top 3 for the Ballon d’Or trophy.
The French as well as the English didn’t put up a good show and I don’t think any of their players deserves to be in the top 3 of the Ballon d’Or based on their World Cup performances.
Considering their performances at club level together with their FIFA World Cup. This is my top 3:
What is your top 3?
Fernando Llorente left his native Athletic de Bilbao with the premise of spending more time playing and less time on the bench. He has always been a regular at his old team but some off the field issues made him sit on the bench for the whole of 2013. So Llorente got tired of that and moved to Juventus.
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean football player who together with Alexis Sanchez makes up the perfect attacking connection for Chile’s national team. However, Arturo Vidal doesn’t have Alexis Sanchez with him at Juventus, instead he has Fermando Llorente.
Arturo Vidal has a complete vision of the game, similar to Xavi Hernandez (I love this player!). Llorente is an athletic player but his height of 193 centimeters makes him not the fastest player. He is great for using his head with the ball, but he cannot dribble like Alexis Sanchez. Because of this, when Fernando Llorente plays, Arturo Vidal takes a position that is more to the front so that he can dominate all the forward movement of the ball. This tactic and change of position of Arturo Vidal has created a great style of playing when both Vidal and Llorente are on the field and creating that floud connection!