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in a pageant, he’d be Mr. Congeniality

February 17, 2012

Álvaro Arbeloa.  Antonio Adán.  Esteban Granero.  Raúl Albiol.  Sergio Ramos.  Mesut Özil.  Kaká.  Pepe.  Gonzalo Higuaín.  What do these players have in common?

They’ve all posed with Real Madrid photographers’ favorite José Callejón in a variety of poses (with a variety of hand gestures as well) right before training sessions, in what has become a pre-session tradition.  Even Aitor Karanka has been roped into participating.  I noticed this because lately, it seems that every single training session leads off with José and his buddy of the day walking into the session.

Of course, Calleti has also posed solo many times as well.  I think it’s great how well he’s integrated onto this team!  Everyone – teammates and fans alike – seems to love him, and that’s not surprising at all, no?

The photographers’ favorite pairing, meanwhile, appears to be Sergio Ramos and Gonzalo Higuaín.  And who can blame them, when there are so many great things about these two boys to ogle?

Which pair (aka bromance) would you like to see more photos of?  I’ll go for the classic pairing of Iker and Sergio.

Have a great weekend!

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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer permalink
    February 17, 2012 16:29

    Oooh, we definitely need more of the Perfect Midfield Pair: Xabi and Xabi-in-Training, or “Redbeard and the Pirate”, as I have taken to calling them.

    (Calleti is just adorable. Disproving malafollá granaína since 2011. XD)

  2. rojafan permalink
    February 17, 2012 16:35

    It’s like asking me to choose my favourite chocolate!

  3. Soñando con Dios permalink
    February 17, 2012 16:51

    Me too. I would like to see Iker and Sergio, and also Cris and Kaká, except they don’t seem to be bromancing anymore.

  4. February 17, 2012 18:35

    I was actually just thinking about Calleti earlier today… About how amazing it is that he debuted last year (it was last year, no? In the summer against LA Galaxy?) and now he’s an amazing member of the first team that the other players and the fans like! So much progress in so little time 😀

  5. February 17, 2012 19:14

    Awwwa our lovely boys. Thanks for this Una. Hope you have a fab weekend too!

  6. TXfan permalink
    February 17, 2012 19:51

    Higuain and Marcelito Sunshine, I love the love between those two. Cute and up to no good.

  7. February 17, 2012 20:02

    I am gona agree with you on this one Sergio and Iker would be my favorite too

  8. February 17, 2012 20:31

    *lol*
    What a lovely posting! ♥

    I’m fine with Gonzo and Sergio, but you are right, more Iker and Sergio would be amazing!

    Woody 🙂

  9. February 17, 2012 21:00

    is iker/xabi an option? 😀 I love their faces.

  10. Sara permalink
    February 17, 2012 22:41

    Sergio Ramos and Özil are my favorite! Ugh they’re just adorable together!!! I think everyone enjoys some Sergio and Iker as well.

  11. JCF permalink
    February 18, 2012 00:07

    I’d want to seem more of the A-Team! Or Xabi and his Padawan Esteban. Calleti is a dear <3.

  12. Marie permalink
    February 18, 2012 03:02

    I agree with you, more Iker and Sergio! And Cris and Kaka.

  13. Dia permalink
    February 18, 2012 06:26

    Sergio and Granero – we don’t see that very often.

  14. Buckhum permalink
    February 18, 2012 10:07

    Xabi and Xabi-in-training!

  15. February 18, 2012 16:19

    Surely Iker and Sergio! Yep they’re the pair who go through thick and thin together.

  16. AJ Nelson permalink
    February 19, 2012 00:13

    Gotta be Arbeloa and Albiol. We get a good number thanks to Twitter, but more is always better (I’m so greedy), and those boys are too adorable 🙂

  17. helina permalink
    February 19, 2012 14:51

    Haha, Calleti is adorable ❤ Soooo glad he's ours 🙂

  18. maria permalink
    February 19, 2012 17:13

    love the pipa pairing!! pipa + one!! could be callejon, ramos (hot duo), benz (luv when they hang out)… pipa’s the best!! =)

  19. February 20, 2012 06:24

    mr congeniality, indeed! i heart calleti! he’s fit in so well. 🙂 and he seems like such a stand-up fella outside of football, too.

    as for bromances, i’m old school and traditional: CR7 & kaka, iker & sergio, pepe & marcelo, xabi & el pirata. my favourite is iker and sergio, naturally — i love, love, love the traditional little kiss sergio gives him before each match. it makes me smile. however, as i mentioned the other day to you, when i was having a bad day and googled “iker sergio kiss” to find gifs to cheer me up, the results were … not exactly what i was expecting! apparently, there’s a fine line between ‘bromance’ and ‘romance … 😉

  20. Jessie permalink
    February 27, 2012 17:13

    love the new photos of some of my favorite players

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