Some of the footballers have gone out of their professionalism and devoted time to help children doing school lessons from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watford captain, Troy Deeney has been helping kids analyze literature. Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard has shown how to calculate the area of a football pitch in 20 seconds. Additionally, Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero will be teaching Spanish. How does that sound? Sweet to the ears, right?
On the pitch, footballers process lots of information in a high-pressure situation. They make quick decisions in big games and off it. As well, many players speak several languages among other talents. Aren’t they talented?
The Inter-Milan striker can speak eight languages. Namely, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, and Lingala, a Congolese dialect of Swahili that he often used to chat with Yannick Bolaise during his time in Everton.
After his transfer from Man United to Inter Milan, Lukaku seems to have picked the Italian dialect totaling to eight languages.
As Lukaku puts it, “Football is an international language. But when your team is made up of too many different nationalities, it probably helps to be multi-lingual. It’s important for me as a player that my teammates understand me perfectly. How I want the ball, where I want the ball-in front of the defender, beside the defender, behind the defender”.
Vincent Kompany-Business Studies
Vincent Kompany is the man who takes care of business. The four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups kind of business.
In a much more satisfying case of nominative determinism, the former Manchester City captain also has a master’s degree in business administration which he obtained in 2017.
Lampard was famous during his playing days for his intelligent passing and runs into the box. Off the field, he is clever as well.
The Chelsea boss has 12 GCSEs at A-the highest two grades you could attain back then-including an A in Latin.
In 2009, Lampard took an IQ test and came out with a “well over 150” score according to the then Chelsea’s doctor Bryan English. The IQ score places him in the top 0.5% of the world’s population.
Andrey Arshavin-fashion design
In 2009, the former Arsenal striker, Andrey Arshavin revealed he once wrote a thesis on a suit that doubled up as sportswear and created a clothing line that was very popular with native Russian women.
Arshavin studied clothes design at University in St. Petersburg. I wonder if he ever had any responsibility for some of Arsenal’s dodgier away kits? Who knows?