The current issue of UK gay glossy Attitude features English cricketer Steven Davies and Swedish footballer (European soccer) Anton Hysen.

Hysen's photo graces the back cover of the double issue, while Davies is featured on the front cover.

Davies came out gay last February, Hysen the following month. They are among the few European athletes who have publicly outed themselves during their careers.

Hysen told the magazine that he didn't think that being open about his sexuality was a big deal.

“I really don't think it's a big thing,” said Hysen, the son of former Liverpool defender Gleen Hysen. “I mean, of course, it's brave but why should it be brave?”

“Maybe I'm stupid but it's just so normal for me because I'm so secure with myself and my family,” the 20-year-old Utsiktens BK player added. “But I see it's big for others and that it's been taboo in football. That's sad. Where are all the others?''

Davies, 24, suggested being closeted had been difficult for him, saying coming out had been a “massive relief.”

“Everyone knows now, there are no secrets, and I can just get on and live the way I want to live,” Davies said.

He added that he's single and available: “I'm in no rush, but if that person came along that would be great.”