An athlete should never drink or smoke, because that’s the tradition, and quite rightly so, as it is mandatory to keep your physique in perfect shape in order to exploit your opponents on the field. And if you are willing to perform at a top level, these things should be your least priorities, however, there are some who defied all odd and went on to live their life to fullest.
We surely aren’t publicizing alcoholism, but were some and still are who did. Here are some of the top drinkers in the footballing industry.
George Best –
The Manchester United legend was a sensation even when living his life off the field. His off the field antics of drinking and women were known t everyone, and this is what made him a rockstar personality. A liver transplant in 2002 didn’t stop the Northern Irishman and finally in 2005, he died of several internal infections.
Garrincha, who won two world cup for Brazil, was a sensation even before the legendary Pele, was usually known for his off the field exploits. Alcohol and women were two of his favourite habits, and eventually in 1983, age 50, he died after being in an alcoholic coma, and what he left was jaw-dropping – 14 children.
Diego Maradona –
The Argentine legend is simply the best footballer that world has ever seen, but that was not it for the World Cup winner. His cocaine addiction was known to everyone, and to add to it, he himself admitted that he was a quite drinker too. He further went on to say that he could have done much much better should he did not drink a bottle of whisky every night.
Take a bow legend!