8 times football crossed paths with Playboy – Lampard pose to nude Ronaldo ex

Frank Lampard and Cristiano Ronaldo are just two of the famous footballers to have crossed paths with the world of Playboy magazine.

The iconic adult magazine and it's stunning models have regularly become intertwined with football, whether it be through relationships with players or racy photoshoots. In fact, one World Cup winning forward even tried to buy the Brazilian franchise of the magazine back in 2013 as he attempted to become the new Hugh Hefner.

With that in mind, here Daily Star Sport takes a look at eight times football crossed paths with Playboy from posing with models to a nude ex-girlfriend.

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Ilkay Gundogan

Prior to his move to Manchester City in 2016, Ilkay Gundogan dated actress Sila Sahin, best known for her role in a German soap opera.

However, back in 2011, she stirred controversy by posing nude for Playboy, despite her conservative Turkish roots. She defended the move, though, explaining: "I have to do everything I want, otherwise I feel like I may as well be dead."

Sahin split from Gundogan in 2015 before going on to marry fellow footballer Samuel Radlinger, with whom she has two children.

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Frank Lampard and Paul Ruddock

West Ham United's stars got more than they bargained for during a trip to Romania back in October 1999 for a UEFA Cup clash with Steaua Bucharest.

The Hammers' trip to the Romanian capital came at the same time a Playboy bunny convention was being held in the city, with both Lampard and Paul Ruddock pictured alongside a bunny during their time in Bucharest.

Steve Lomas recalled the squad's reaction recently, telling The Sun: “You should have seen Harry’s face. The lads were begging to stay. I am sure we drove him mad.”

Martin Demichelis

Another player with links to both City and Playboy is retired Argentine defender Martin Demichelis, who spent three years at the Etihad Stadium.

Demichelis is married to Spanish beauty Evangelina Anderson, having met her all the way back in 2007, six years before his move to the Premier League.

Anderson has also appeared on a host of reality shows during her career and tied the knot with Demichelis in 2015. They remain married today and have since had three children together.

Ronaldo and Brazilian Playboy

Whilst other players may have dated or posed with Playboy models, Brazil legend Ronaldo tried to go one step further back in 2013.

The two-time World Cup winner reportedly planned to expand his business portfolio by purchasing the Brazilian branch of Playboy and was said to be lining up a bid.

At the time, the franchise was Playboy's third largest in the world, with a source telling local magazine Extra that Ronaldo saw the magazine as a "lucrative business opportunity". Ultimately, though, Ronaldo opted against buying his own Playboy franchise.

Jamie O’Hara

Halfway through his year-long stint with Fulham, former midfielder Jamie O'Hara was pictured on a London night out with Playboy bunny Carla Howe in January 2016.

The glamour model's dating history is said to include George Best's son Calum, Kim Kardashian's ex Ray J and fellow footballer Mario Balotelli.

As well as posing for Playboy, Howe has also adorned the pages of Loaded, Zoo and Nuts in the past. Her and sister Melissa both became bunnies in 2011 and posed naked together for the magazine.

Jesse Lingard

Although the nature of their relationship remains unknown, Jesse Lingard grew close to Italian model Laura Bragato back in 2018.

The pair were reportedly in contact during both the 2018 World Cup and again during lockdown in 2020 before meeting when Lingard went on holiday to Milan.

Bragato has posed for both Playboy Mexico and Playboy Croatia in the past as well as earning the tag of being the "sexy face of football" by posing for racy snaps in Serie A shirts.

Marouane Fellaini

Former Everton and Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has built up an impressive dating history during his career.

As well as dating adult actress Roxanne Jeffers and Belgian model Gaelle Garcia Diaz, Fellaini was also once in a relationship with Playboy cover star Victoria Bonya.

The Russian beauty was pictured with Fellaini on numerous occasions between 2018 and 2020, including when sharing a kiss on holiday and attending a fashion show.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Another player to have allegedly dated a host of models and a strong connection to United is five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo. However, only one of his rumoured partners has been a Playboy bunny, with Daniella Chavez claiming she has slept with the Portuguese forward.

Despite Ronaldo never confirming their romance, Chavez has since recalled: "He loved me, but the idea was not to show it. I just wanted to fulfil a dream and have sex with him. I love his body. [Cristiano liked] my face, my breasts and the fact that he had never slept with a Playmate."

Manchester United star Ronaldo is now in a happy relationship with Georgina Rodriguez.

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