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Dreamboat! - Newcastle ace strips down for sports calendar - photo

Newcastle fans would definitely forgive him after this.

French midfielder Yohan Cabaye has appeared in the 2014 edition of Dieux Du Stade (Gods of Stade) sports calendar.

The former Lille man, known as "dreamboat" for his dashing looks, has set female Toon fans' hearts racing with his latest photoshoot.

Cabaye, whose summer move to Arsenal failed to materialise, has already apologised to Newcastle supporters for going on strike. 

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The Dieux Du Stade calendar has traditionally been the preserve of Rugby players, but for the first time football and handball players have been allowed through the door.

Arsenal Olivier Giroud and Lille's Rio Mavuba also feature in this year's edition.

Cabaye's attempt is something special.

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