The English midfielder has moved around in his career – he started out with West Ham United, then moved to Chelsea in 2003 where he spent another 7 seasons, then joined Liverpool on a free transfer in 2010, where he was subsequently loaned out to Lille. A short return to West Ham United followed in 2013, but after being dropped in May 2014 he recently signed with Aston Villa. He wasn’t selected to play for England in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil (it would have been his fourth) but has been a full international since 2001.
He’s definitely a masculine type – no pretty boy here, his hair is usually cut very short or almost shaved, which suits him. He isn’t a tall fellow (5’9″), but at 32-years-old, he has the look of seasoned veteran (the stubble and dimpled chin also very nice to look at!). Strong, reliable and a team player.. he gets the nod here.