15 Great, Sun-Baked Photos Of Footballers On Holiday

Chris Wright

19th, July 2016


What with it being the hottest day of the year so far and everything, Pies thought we’d capitalise on the furore by chucking a 15-strong compendium of sun-baked footballers your way.

Don’t say we never treat you…

Tottenham ‘keeper Ted Ditchburn pootles round the Maddieson’s Holiday Camp with his family in the summer of 1952

Pele strums away lazily in the sunshine at Brazil’s team hotel in Mexico during the 1970 World Cup Finals

George Best dresses the part for a day out bronzing at the beach in Majorca, 1971

Kevin Keegan and his good lady wife Jean take in the sights of gay Paris while wearing his ‘n’ hers matching coats, 1976

John Toshack does his best to fit in with the locals while lounging around poolside in Barcelona, 1976

German striker Uli Hoeness and his wife Susi relax by the pool at their hotel in St. Lucia, 1976

Berti Vogts shows exactly the kind of poolside prowess that first wooed wife Monika, 1977

Liverpool manager Bob Paisley (right) enjoys a jolly old pedalo ride with one of the club’s directors while on holiday in Spain, 1980

Sampdoria boys Graeme Souness and Trevor Francis buddy up on a boat ride round the harbour in Portofino, Italy, 1984

John Barnes goes swimming in the waves off Copacabana beach in Rio during England’s summer tour of South America, 1984

Ever the skipper: Bryan Robson, Glenn Hoddle, Barnes and a couple of the other England boys charter a yacht in Los Angeles, 1985

Bobby Robson struggles to keep his new camel friend in check during a trip to the Great Pyramids, 1986

Gary Lineker takes in the sun on the diving board of the swimming pool at his house in Barcelona, 1987

Roger Milla catches a few rays while relaxing by a swimming pool during the World Cup in Italy, 1990

Paul Gascoigne takes in a bit of culture at the Colosseum on his first visit to Rome after signing for Lazio, 1991

Right, that’s your lot. Time to cool off with a nice ice lolly and a dip in the canal.

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  1. Craig says:

    My favorite is Mario Goetze’s boat boner.

  2. michelberlin says:

    Incredible Picture of Gazza playing with his Bimmele while being photographed at the Colosseum

  3. Marmaduke says:

    That John Barnes one looks faked – like someone’s stuck John Barnes’ head on a photo of a beach swimmer. Reminds me of that story of the lady who photoshopped herself (badly) into various holiday photos.

  4. Maria says:

    You sure that Toschack one is in summer? A cardigan in Barcelona in summer?

  5. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Roger Milla – The king of cool.

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