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Six things that you didn’t know professional footballers could do

| 19.03.2013

We recently learnt that Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov is about as talented with a pencil and a drawing pad as he is with a football on a field of grass.

So, we thought that it’s about time we looked at other hidden talents that stars of the sport possess.

Nobody in their right mind would ever think that footballers can do nothing more than kick a ball about, would they?

There is more than meets the eye to many top stars in the world of sport, so let’s pay homage to the talents that rarely get public attention.

Football is more awesome than you think.

Dimitar Berbatov and his knack for drawing

The Bulgarian Andy Garcia-lookalike is known for his idiosyncratic style on the pitch, but it recently emerged that he has his own rather talented style of characterising famous people. The Sun reported on the revelation and included a few of these pictures.

David James and his talent with a paintbrush

Despite the fact that we’ve never seen any of the goalkeeper’s actual paintings, we hear that David James is quite the talented painter. He loves to relax in between training and games by turning to the easel.

Dube-y Dube-y Doo

Alright, you probably already know this from when he appeared on Soccer AM with it a few years ago, but ex-Premiership footballer Dion Dublin once designed his very own musical instrument – creatively named the Dube.

Agger art

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is, believe it or not, a qualified tattoo artist. When Liverpool almost had a shot of winning the Premier League in 2009, he promised free celebratory tattoos for all his teammates.

Looking back at the outcome that season, maybe nobody wanted that tattoo…

Sandro the Street Fighter

Brazilian midfielder Sandro might not strike that much fear into his opponents on the football pitch, but he would if he was allowed to do this.

Tyrone Mings reveals his human side

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings hit the headlines this week when he revealed that, as we all surely know, footballers have a compassionate human side, too. He left two tickets at the gates of Portman Road for a fan who declared he was skint on Twitter.



Scott Mason