Gay Athlete Of The Week | Robbie Rogers #4 – Factoids

Another week, another gay athlete we have to say goodbye to! As with last week, we will be finishing off our look at Robbie Rogers by looking at a few facts and tidbits about the soccer player. If you missed any of my previous articles, you can check them out at these links: #1, #2, and #3.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some Robbie Rogers facts.

  1. His full name is Robert Hampton “Robbie” Rogers III and he was born in 1987 in California to parents Theresa and Robert Rogers.
  2. Robbie started playing soccer at age four-and-a-half at the American Youth Soccer Organization.
  3. He has played for various teams, including Columbus Crew, Leeds United and LA Galaxy.
  4. He came out as gay in 2013, making him the second British footballer to do so and the first out player to compete in a top North American professional sports league.
  5. In 2014, he released a book called Coming Out to Play, which tells his story as a closeted gay man in the world of pro football/soccer.
  6. His star sign is Taurus.
  7. Robbie has been dating producer and writer Greg Berlanti since 2013.
  8. They recently announced the birth of their son, Caleb Berlanti (via surrogate) on February 18.
  9. He has played in both winger and left back positions.
  10. He has a tattoo saying “Lollie” on his bicep.
  11. He has a dog named Jeffrey, who is just the cutest.
  12. In 2015, he was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.
  13. He enjoys surfing and table tennis.
  14. Robbie is co-owner of Halsey, a menswear fashion company.
  15. His favorite athlete is Zlatan Ibrahimović.
  16. In October 2014, ABC closed a deal to air Men in Shorts, a single-camera comedy based on Robbie’s career and coming out.

2016 seems to be shrouded in mystery for this heartthrob, but whether he just focuses solely on being a great father and partner, or balances that with his successes in sport, we wish him the best of luck!

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Gay Athlete Of The Week | Robbie Rogers #4 - Factoids
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To round off our week of Robbie Rogers, let's take a look at some facts about this young athlete.