Bits & Bobs: Adan/Arbeloa for Adidas, The Pope Rocks It Like a Madridista and Iker Charms Another Lady

22 Aug

After seeing these pictures, I have a new appreciation for the hotness of Antonio Adan! He looks mighty fine in blue, doesn’t he? Adan and Arbeloa took part in an Adidas boot launch today in Madrid with other players including Diego Forlan.

Pope Benedict will have a chance to get his Madridista on as the team presented him with a jersey signed by all the players.

I would have loved to see the Pope fangirling with Cristiano Ronaldo and shooting a thumbs up like every other dignitary that  visits. That would have made my day. Sigh. Next time. I think the Holy Father would be down with it, don’t you? John Paul II totally would have. He would have had a kick about too. In case you didn’t know, he was an avid player (a goalie).

Speaking of goalies, Iker met with Pilar Galdiano, the widow of Real Madrid goalkeeping legend Ricardo Zamora.  She presented him with a painting signed by Zamora. She looks charmed by him, but then again, how could she not be? The RM photogs did their level best to take some incredibly awkward candids at the end. Oy.

See what I mean? Those last three pictures are just so…off. Oh well, what can you do? The guys are practicing behind closed doors today – hopefully, we’ll get to see a couple of shots of them later.

7 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: Adan/Arbeloa for Adidas, The Pope Rocks It Like a Madridista and Iker Charms Another Lady”

  1. Sasha Twen August 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I don’t know about awkward. The last three pics are my favorites. Iker’s so sweet and visibly amused/delighted and you can really see her personality shine through, too. I prefer them to the ones that look posed. They’re so cute together! (Or were you being sarcastic? :D)

  2. jellyace August 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Sra Pilar was counting Iker’s laugh lines!

  3. Anonymous August 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    The level of fineness on this page is INSANE!

  4. emily August 23, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Who on Earth puts his/her arms in that silly position?! He looks like a Paris hairdresser in 1982. ‘eet’s purr-fect dahling’

    • HermosaChica August 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

      Lol I had to keep scrolling up until I realized which photo you meant. That’s my Mom’s “who’s gonna clean up this mess?!?!?” stance, minus the adorable smile + laugh lines.

  5. emily August 23, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Iker is a lemon.

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

      He is also a canary, a highlighter and a cut rate Pikerchu impersonator. That shade of yellow flatters absolutely no one. 😦

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