Does appearing in GQ impact footballer’s form?

Mohamed Salah, Marcus Rashford and more: Does appearing in GQ affect the player's appearance?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the latest footballer to appear on the front cover of GQ magazine. GQ is one of the world’s leading fashion magazines.

The Everton striker is known for his interest in fashion and was photographed with fellow Everton teammate Tom Davies at New York Fashion Week in February of 2021. After this event, Calvert Lewin’s form went down a slope.

The forward scored 13 league goals during 2021/02 before attending New York Fashion Week, but scored only three in the remainder of that season, and has since struggled seriously for form and fitness in 2021/22 as well.

This begs the question, do activities outside of football affect the shape of a player? Well, since Calvert Lewin is the newest GQ cover star, 101 They decided to take a look at some of the other footballers to appear on the front cover of GQ and assess how their form affected them.

To do that, we’ll look at how each player performed in 10 games before the front cover release and then in 10 games after.


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Mohamed Salah (GQ cover released January 11thy2022)

Mohamed Salah’s GQ cover appeared on 11y January. In the 10 matches leading up to this date, Salah was in solid form.

Al-Masry participated in 10 matches for Liverpool, two of which were in the Champions League and the remaining eight were in the English Premier League. In the mentioned matches, he will score seven goals and assist in making it twice.

But in 10 matches after coverage, Salah found the net only three times and made only two passes.

Raheem Sterling (GQ hardcover released July 3research and development2019)

Unlike Salah, Sterling’s form has not been affected by his appearance in GQ. The Wing appeared on the front cover on July 3research and development2019.

In the 10 matches after that, Sterling scored nine and assisted one. Meanwhile, his previous 10 matches saw him score six goals and two assists in all competitions.

Marcus Rashford (GQ 27 cover releasedy November 2020)

Despite Marcus Rashford’s current struggles, his appearance in GQ doesn’t seem to have had much of an impact on him.

In 10 matches after being in GQ, the Manchester United player scored six goals and provided three assists, compared to his six goals and five assists in his previous 10 matches.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (GQ 9 cover releasedy March 2021)

After appearing in GQ, Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored only two goals in his next 10 matches.

Before his appearance, meanwhile, the killer had scored five out of 10. Was Ibra influenced by his extracurricular activities?

This article has been edited by
Ben Browning.

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