9 of the Best Looking Footballers in the Premier League

​Premier League footballers are often renowned for their sheer endeavour and toil; they are the upper-crust of the footballing profession and spend copious amounts of time cultivating their craft on muddy, rain-sodden training pitches.   

But every so often comes along a player with a mesmeric, finely chiselled appearance - whom fans cannot help but gaze upon. Some may watch on with awe, others with guarded jealousy - mindful not to bring their girlfriend along again. But there's nothing untoward in it, just a recognition of another man's good looks.

With that in mind, here is a list of nine of the more compelling players in the Barclay's Premier League...    

9. Olivier Giroud

​Giroud was actually named 'Hottest Player in the Premier League' back in 2015, according to Paddy Power. 

Although currently experiencing a barren spell in front of goal, Giroud has been a reliable striker since his move from Montpellier in 2012, having amassed 53 goals in 118 appearances to date. 

8. Graziano Pellè

​Although Pellè may look someone who frets over his slick appearance, the Southampton man is unafraid of getting stuck in and making the most of his towering frame. 

The Italy international is no stranger to blood, toil, tears and sweat either, having risen through the lower reaches of the Italian leagues and the Dutch Eredivisie.

7. Jordan Amavi

Handsome French left-back Jordan Amavi emerged as a fan favourite at Aston Villa before rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in November 2015. 

The 22-year-old may look genial, but he is certainly a tough tackler, despite his slender 5ft 9in frame. 

6. Joel Ward

Crystal Palace stalwart Joel Ward is fast becoming a 'pulse-racer' down at Selhurst Park, thanks to his youthful looks.  

The former Portsmouth trainee has amassed over 100 appearances for the Eagles and has, in the past, been suggested as a contender for the England set-up. 

5. Cesc Fabregas

​Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas may divide opinion between Arsenal and Chelsea fans, but when it comes to his looks, most would be in agreement that he's a handsome devil. 

The 28-year-old is one of the most technically gifted players in the world, having come off the La Masia conveyor belt and recently amassed over 100 appearances for the Spain national team. 

4. Jack Butland

​Stoke City stopper Jack Butland is arguably the in-form goalkeeper in the Premier League and despite his model-like looks is unafraid to throw himself in harm's way.   

The 6ft 5in Bristolian first appeared on the scene as a 17-year-old at Birmingham City and became the youngest goalkeeper to play for the Senior England team when he made his debut in August 2012.

3. Victor Valdes

​Although plying his trade at Standard Liege in Belgium, Valdes is still contracted to Manchester United, allowing him to qualify for this illustrious list. 

The Spaniard amassed 535 official games for Barcelona and won 21 major titles, including six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League championships.

Should the ex-Barca goalkeeper retire in the near future, he could undoubtedly find full-time work in the model industry with his finely chiselled features.   

2. Yohan Cabaye

​Another Crystal Palace player to make the list, although Yohan Cabaye has long been heralded as somewhat of a 'looker' by Premier League spectators.  

Despite his rugged good looks, the 5ft 9in French international possesses excellent vision, superb ball control, and provides technical quality to make him one of the most feared midfielders in the English league. 

1. Manuel Lanzini

Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been a revelation at Upton Park since his summer move from Abu Dhabi, but the 23-year-old's boyish good looks will always guarantee an audience wherever he is. 

The attacking-minded player made his professional debut for River Plate as a 17-year-old in 2010 - although it is hard to imagine him looking even younger than he already does.