Footballers contrary to what many people believe, do have a life away from the game. Though the highly demanding sport takes away a large chunk away from their day-to-day lives, they still do get the time to have other hobbies and hone their skills in the things which they love to do.
One of the hobbies which many professional footballers have is music. Many footballers have also turned professionals when it comes to their love of music.
Here we take a look at some big footballers who are also quite skilful when it comes to their music.
The former Chelsea current Arsenal goalkeeper is undoubtedly one of the greatest shot-stoppers to have ever graced the Premier League. The Czech Republic legend has the record of the most clean sheets in the Premier League and has a number of winners medals to his name. But very few know that he also has a burning passion of jamming out to rock music tracks with a drum kit. He has his own YouTube channel in which he can be seen bashing the kits to hit songs of many legendary artists like grunge icons Nirvana, stadium rock act Foo Fighters and Alternative rockers Coldplay. See few of his efforts below.
The former Real Madrid and Stoke City winger who currently plays for French giants Paris St. Germain is a big Latin R&B sensation releasing some big hip-hop hits in the Spanish language. He goes by the name Jey M and has some funky tunes to his name like La Esquinita and Yo Sabia. After the way in which his career has floundered after some serious injuries and failed spells at Paris St. Germain and Stoke City, a career in music may well be his best option.
One of the greatest footballers of his generation, Paul Gascoigne fondly known by all as Gazza was certainly an eccentric personality. No one could doubt his silken smooth skills on the football pitch, but his temperament was certainly questionable, a demon which he is still fighting to this day. In his heydays, in the 90’s he was the most talked about personality in England and he capitalized on it by releasing a rap tune called ‘Fog on the Tyne’, which was a big hit, reaching No.2 on the UK charts.
Sandro certainly made an impression in the Premier League with some tenacious performances in the middle of the park for clubs like Tottenham Hotspurs and Queens Park Rangers. In his peak, he was one of the best defensive midfielders in the league and his crunching tacklers made him a fearsome proposition for any opposition attacker. But off the field, he has shown a tender side being a capable acoustic guitar player with a melodious voice. See him hitting some notes here.
John Barnes was an integral member of the Liverpool and the England squad in the 90’s playing as a skillful left winger. Barnes also successfully launched a musical career in the middle of his playing career with an iconic rap cameo in New Order’s World in Motion. The music video featured many English stars but Barnes wrote the rap parts for the song and also performed to it in the studio version. The song also reached the top of the charts. He followed it up with the Anfield Rap song which was also a big hit.