There is simply no denying that today’s professional footballers are a special breed. Footballers throughout the past have always been a special breed, but there is just something that the one today that makes them different. Maybe it is the time, maybe it is the technology, or maybe it is that the human race, in general, has just adapted. Whatever the situation is, a lot of the players got to take an immense amount of downtime to enjoy these hobbies while they were locked away at home during COVID. Now that many are headed back to the pitch they’ll have to say goodbye to their hobbies until the next off-season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t count the days. All that aside, what are some of these interesting hobbies that today’s top players are partaking in?
Bingo And Lottery
One Real Madrid star, in particular, Ronaldo, hasn’t always had an easy time expressing himself. Especially not in the English language. When he first joined up with Manchester United, he knew that this was something that he’d need to change, and change immediately. He knew he would have to start by improving his English speaking skills, and that’s just what he set out to do. The only thing is he did it in a unique way. A unique way that turned into a full-blown dedicated hobby. Ronaldo took to bingo and lottery. He found it easy to pick up on certain words and phrases through the game. Needless to say, old Ronaldo spent much of his lockdown pursuing quality online gambling sites playing bingo and lottery until the late hours of the night.
Many of today’s football fans are familiar with Paris Saint-Germain’s player, Kylian Mbappe, and everything that he can do on the field. However, they might not know that he enjoys skiing more than anything in his free time. The only problem is that he doesn’t get to take his ski backpacks and hit the slopes too often because his contract prohibits him from the activity during the season for potential insurance reasons. This is something that greatly frustrates the pro footballer, as he started skiing at the age of two and three and did it religiously until he reached the age of 15. His family would visit the slopes every year, and Mbappe plans on investing in his own personal one when he retires from the greatest sport in the world.
Athletes aren’t supposed to be intellectual or sensitive. Well, try telling that to Arsenal star Theo Walcott. There is no doubt that he loves the game of football and everything about it, but he wants to spread and share that love and passion with others. He does so by creating sensitive children’s books about soccer. His latest works have a boy by the name of TJ playing the sport with his school’s team. The goal of such works is to encourage sportsmanship while also making kids more ambitious towards the sport. With all four of his current titles becoming more and more popular if the United Kingdom, it is safe to say that he is well on his way to accomplishing his ultimate goal.