The players make up the team. But they more than just people who kick the ball. These players put the ball in the play and exhibit such precision in their kicks and express an extreme sense of teamwork. Ask anyone in the world, and surely, some names are more prominent than others. Putting fame aside, one could say that being a well-known player is just a consequence of hard work and great skill. Here are some of the world-renowned players of our generation:
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is a player of Argentinian descent who plays as the forward and the captain of the Argentina National Team and of the Spanish club, Barcelona. Aside from his fame and rank in his respective teams, Messi is also a multi-awarded player. Some of his awards are namely: five (5) Ballon d’Or awards, five (5) European Golden Shoes, nine (9) La Liga titles a, six (6) Copas del Rey and four (4) UEFA Champions League titles. Aside from scoring goals, his awards could give anyone one heck of a kick.
Aside from playing the role of husband to one of the Spice Girls, David Robert Joseph Beckham also plays a great role in being a footballer. Starting at the age of 17, he was one of the best and multi-awarded players in Manchester United. He then played for Real Madrid a few years later and then signed a five-year contract with LA Galaxy. Aside from kicking soccer balls across the field, Beckham is also known for his part in reaching out to the less fortunate. Ever since 2005, he has been a UNICEF Ambassador. And in 2015, he launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund. Scoring not only the goal, but the people’s hearts as well.
Whether it’s meeting strangers in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, an Amsterdam city trip or a hotel in Amsterdam, people can name these famous players. These names would surely ring a bell. The whole world knows them – not only for their talent, but also for their heart and love of the game.