Jaw Dropping Facts About Your Favourite Football Players

Footballers always have to stay vigilant of their activities. To keep up with the insane levels of commitment required from them, they have to be the very best in every aspect. To reach the maximum level of quality, they even completely change their lifestyle. In return for their services, they are paid handsomely by their respective clubs.

Neymar Jr

Well Neymar is not a new name to any football fan. He has made his name globally due to his stylish social media handles where he shares the best moments of his lavish life. Apart from all that, he is also one of the most paid footballers in the world. Besides his mighty wages and bonuses, theres a very weird clause in his current contract with his club, Paris Saint-Germain. He gets paid €10M by the club for politeness. Yes, you heard that right, Neymar gets paid for always showcasing a polite behaviour towards the club, fans and rules. How cool is that. 

Lionel Messi

The man, the myth, the legend, Messi has always been the centre of attention whenever it comes down to football. The little magician does things unknown to physics. But did you know that during the 2018 FIFA worldcup, a reporter presented Messi with a red ribbon as he said that his mother always believed it was good luck. The reporter then offered the ribbon to Messi for him to succeed immensely with a pinch of extra good luck added. Messi quite modestly accepted his offering and it seems that he still continues to wear that ribbon on his hand. Despite the ribbon being given by a small reporter, Messi still respected his mothers beliefs. What a humble man. 

Marcos Llorente

Probably one of the most versatile football players on planet Earth, Marcos Llorente has been in the limelight for quite a lot of time now for his exceptional performances in almost every outfield position a player could play in. He once revealed himself that he has a special sort of mattress designed which helps him stay fit. How unbelievable is that. He further mentioned that it helps him stay younger, more active and also supports his back a lot. The most intriguing fact about this age defying mattress is that it costs around almost €30,000. Which is just straight up ridiculous. 

Philip Lahm

One of the most decorated German players in the world. One of the most prolific players of his time and a world cup winning captain. Philip Lahm is a no shocker on this list. The player has achieved everything with his club and national team. Yet the most alluring fact about Lahm is that over a long spanning career of 17 years, he never received a red card. Going a full season without receiving a single red card is a dream for many players but Lahm did that for consecutively 17 years that too while being a defender. How amazing is that. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

The epitome of hard work, the flag bearer of success, regarded as the best athlete ever, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the centre of attention for a while now. Regardless of his greatness, he’s a great human being also. But here’s something only few people know about Ronaldo, in 2009 he suffered a mighty blow to his knee in the form of a Tendinosis injury. Many doctors and physiotherapists declared the footballer finished as there was no particular cure to this injury. But the great man didn’t hold back. From working in the gym for 9 hours a day to improving his whole lifestyle to a strict one. The player dedicated himself to overcome this major injury. Working tirelessly everyday helped him get in control of his knee and he started playing football like he used to in a very short period of time.

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