Music, as an inspiration doesn’t have any boundaries. People can count on it at all times while being depressed, or during the happiest times of their lives. You can always depend on the songs to lift you up!
Just like all the normal people, footballers are also affected and touched by different music genres in their day-to-day as well as professional lives. It’s not uncommon to see them going about their training with headphones on, or getting in the locker rooms listening to their favourite numbers. While a footballer will not be able to tell you how exactly to bet on sports, they can definitely tell you a thing or two about how a tune had once lifted them to give their best on the field, and take their team home. Let’s tell you about some such famous footballers and their favourite music.
If you look closely, there is a tattoo on Wayne Rooney’s arm that says, “Just Enough Education to Perform.” The words tell how much Wayne Rooney loves Stereophonics, the Welsh rock band. The once forward for the Manchester United also loves other popular artists such as Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen and Arctic Monkeys.
As he hails from Brazil, the land of the samba, it is natural for the football wonder kid Neymar also to have the same Brazilian characteristics of cheerfulness, flair and extra enthusiasm. The striker is known to be a huge fan of conventional Brazilian music. In 2011, when Neymar was playing at Santos, someone saw him in the locker room dancing and singing to Michel Telo’s Ai Se Eu Te Pego!
The German footballer was pretty young compared to his other national side teammates when he won the World Cup with Germany, at the young age of 22 years. In fact, he was the one who scored the decisive goal in the final match, which he still considers the biggest-ever goal of his career. However, later on, people got to know that it might have been inspired by none other than Justin Bieber. The midfielder has admitted earlier that he along with Marco Reus are big Bieber fans and listen to his music every time before stepping onto the field. He is also fond of other artists/bands like The Black Eyed Peas, Lil’ Wayne and Snoop Dogg.
It is a well-known fact that Cristiano Ronaldo always goes the extra mile to prove he’s the best footballer alive, and works extra hard to improve his abilities. He is also fond of winning awards both at the individual and team level. And the musicians he loves exemplify that fact.
So it doesn’t come as a surprise that his favourite artists are the ones who have won Grammys time and again, and were some of the most successful musicians of the 80s era. You will often find musicians like George Michael, Elton John and Phil Collins on his playlist, apart from electronic music artists like Eric Prydz and Swedish House Mafia.