He bears his soul on the field. His body, off.
The Chicago Fire's recent acquisition, Freddie Ljungberg, 33, is a former Calvin Klein underwear model. Voted one of the sexiest players in the game, this self-proclaimed "shy guy" says he had to be convinced to strip down to his skivvies when he first started modeling -- he called the experience "embarrassing" at first.
But, the Swedish-born star isn't just a handsome face. He's tri-lingual, and was recently voted one of the top-11 players in Arsenal history.
It's a far cry from, say, Michael Jordan's role as a fully-clothed Hanes pitchman.
Ljungberg's not burning up underwear billboards at the moment. He'd rather heat up the Fire's chances of making the 2010 MLS playoffs.