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David Beckham

The #1 Underwear Model of the Century

... Says Tommy Hilfiger

3/10/2014 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One package to rule them all ... and that package belongs to David Beckham ... so says Tommy Hilfiger who tells TMZ Sports the soccer icon is the GREATEST male undie model of all time. 

This clip is actually pretty great ... it starts with our photog asking Tommy for a modeling job -- and in what may be the nicest "Don't call us" moment of all time, Tommy sings Beckham's praises as the "Underwear model of the century." 

The interesting part -- Beckham never modeled for Tommy ... in fact, DB only ever modeled for the competition (Armani, H&M). 

So ... sorry Mark Wahlberg ... and Antonio Sabato Jr. ... and Mehcad Brooks -- but when it comes to Tommy's pick -- you guys just didn't measure up.


Louis Tomlinson

Sorry Messi ...


3/10/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
030914_luis_tomlinson_launch_v4Say what you will about Louis Tomlinson, but the One Direction singer's got a serious pair of cojones for taking a stand on one of the biggest arguments in sports -- Messi vs. Ronaldo

Louis -- who dabbles in pro soccer himself -- was leaving a tattoo shop in L.A. this weekend when we asked him ... who's the better player??! The pretty boy or the Atomic Flea?!

It's a raging controversy in the football world ... here are the cliff notes for the debate:

-- Ronaldo has 38 goals in '13/'14 play ... Messi has 27.
-- Messi outscored Ronaldo by 18 GOALS in the 2 seasons before that.
-- Messi has 13 more assists than Ronaldo over the past 3 seasons.

But ... Ronaldo is bigger where it counts -- his wallet.

According to, Ronaldo's worth €148 million ... while Messi's only worth a puny €146 million.

Did Louis make the right call?

Jennifer Lopez


2/12/2014 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez's ass went all "Fatal Attraction" in a tiny pair of tropical shorts ... shouting to the world: "I'm not gonna be ignored." 

The 44-year-old mother of two flaunted her endless legs and famous cheeks while filming a music video with Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte in Ft. Lauderdale for the song "We Are One."

Or, in this case ... two.

The song is the official anthem for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil -- and since it led to us getting this shot ... it's safe to say we're officially soccer fans.

David Beckham

My New MLS Team ...

Will Be the Miami Heat of Soccer!

2/5/2014 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
David Beckham says he's stealing a play from the Miami Heat when it comes to building his new MLS franchise -- because he wants to BUY UP all the best players in the league.

Becks just announced his plans to buy a brand new Major League Soccer franchise based out of Miami -- and also said he might get his friend LeBron James to invest in the team.

And at the news conference in Miami on Wednesday, Beckham made it clear he wants to find a Wade, Bosh, James combo in the soccer world and bring all of their talents to South Beach ... no matter the cost.

"I've seen what happens to teams when you bring great players in, "Beckham said ... "I'm talking about the Heat."

"We will wanna bring some of the best players in football, in soccer, to Miami to play on this team."

Beckham says he doesn't even need a strong sales pitch -- 'cause Miami sells itself.

"Players are already interested in coming to Miami. Who wouldn't wanna live in Miami and play in Miami?"

Soccer Legend Gary Lineker

Ronaldo Is GREATER

Than Pele Ever Was

8/5/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gary Lineker is a soccer legend -- he's even been enshrined in England's Football Hall of Fame -- which is why it's a little shocking that someone with his experience and soccer knowledge believes Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Pele.

Lineker -- who's now a popular soccer analyst -- was leaving STK this weekend when we asked how Ronaldo's career compares to Pele's.

"Ronaldo is Ronaldo," Lineker told us ... "He's better than Pele."

Just a quick stat comparison:

Pele --
614 club goals in 18 years (and that's not even counting his time on the NY Cosmos).
Ronaldo -- 233 club goals in 12 years

Pele -- 3 World Cup titles
Ronaldo -- none.

There's no doubting Ronaldo's an incredible talent. But better than Pele? Really?

MLS Star Jay DeMerit

Foots Bill For Boozy

Canadian Fans, Eh!

9/1/2012 3:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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You're MLS stud Jay DeMerit and your maple-loving fans just drove 315 miles to see you play -- but your team totally botched the match ... so whadda you do? Buy them a bunch of drinks and get wasted, duh.

TMZ has learned ... the Vancouver Whitecaps captain showed up at a bar called The Vault in Portland, Oregon Saturday night -- after suffering a brutal loss to the Portland Timbers -- and ran into a group of 25 of his BIGGEST fans.

Jay tells TMZ -- he was pretty pissed, but when he saw the fans -- who call themselves "The Handbags"-- he changed his 'tude.

Jay knocked a few back with the group, pounding vodka-sodas, beer and a specialty drink called "The Handbag." In return the group taught him some awesome soccer chants.

The MLS captain covered the $600 tab -- He tells us, "The fans paid a lot of money to travel from Vancouver and if I can give them a good memorable night, then why not?"

Yeah -- winning works too.

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