Despite the fact that many footballers originate from low-income households and have had to work hard to accomplish their aspirations of becoming traditional soccer players, some footballers play for the love of the game.
1. Gerard Pique
The Barcelona defender is usually considered one of the greatest in the world at his position, having won multiple trophies with the Catalan club. He was born into a rich household. His mother was a director at a famous Barcelona hospital, while his father was a businessman and a representative.
The Chelsea icon has a chance to become one of the best players in Premier League history. Lampard’s father, Frank Lampard Senior, was a professional footballer who played his entire career with West Ham United, where he began his career.
Kaka’s experience varied from that of other Brazilian players, who usually recollect their sad childhoods. Because his father was an engineer and his mother was a teacher, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid player grew up in a well-to-do Brazilian family.
4. Robin van Persie
His parents, who worked as painters in the Netherlands when he was younger, were vital in his early career as the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker.
5. Hugo Lloris
Tottenham Hotspur goalie Hugo Lloris has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the world. In the city of Nice, the World Cup winner was born into an affluent family. His mother was an attorney, while his father was a financier.
6. Mario Balotelli
Despite the fact that he is far from the most composed footballer you’ve ever seen, Mario Balotelli is well-known for his theatrics on and off the field. The Ghanaian striker was born in Italy to a Ghanaian couple, but he was placed in a foster family owing to their financial troubles. Balotelli was ultimately tracked down by a wealthy Brescia family who pampered him with everything a child could want.
7. Andrea Pirlo:
Pirlo has stated multiple times that he plays football for the love of the game and not for the money. Given the former Juventus midfielder’s privileged background, this is natural. His father has an Italian metal firm, which displays his position.
Do you have any suggestions for footballers who should be on this list? Please share your opinions with us in the comments area. Remember to “like” and “follow” for more fascinating content.
Content created and supplied by: Lishan (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More