1. Wear flip-flops more than Ghandi
Come rain or shine you will more often than not find a footballer sporting a pair of flip-flops.
2. Wear white socks over football socks
Almost every footballer will have worn white sports socks over their football socks at some point for no other reason than that it looked ‘cool’ for a stage about ten years ago. It’s all about the look!
3. Blacking out their football boots
Despite the flurry of different coloured football boots available nowadays every footballer will have at some point tried blacking out their boots with dubbin, probably to poor success.
4. Wear tape like a ninja samurai
On match day most footballers will be asking the physio for tape, not for an injury but for their socks and wrists. Again It’s all about the look!
5. Wear gloves for training but not before or after
Footballers will wear gloves when they are running around getting hot, but not before or after when they are just going about their day.
6. Have strange pre-game rituals
Having a pre-game routine isn’t strange but some player’s rituals are borderline insane. Fabien Barthez for example used to get Laurent Blanc to kiss his head before every France game.
7. Wear hobbit sized shin pads
For some reason footballer’s shin pads seems to be getting smaller and smaller each year, therefore serving very little functional purpose. Must be all about the look once again…
8. Excessively spitting, like a redneck
During a game a footballer is constantly spitting everywhere all over the pitch, literally like a dog marking its territory.
9. Eat pasta like an Italian sumo wrestler
Despite there being many other sources of carbohydrates, a footballer goes through a ridiculous amount of pasta during season. Delizioso!
10. Smear vapour rub on their shirt like they have a killer cough
For some reason in the 90’s players, such as Patrick Vieira, started drowning their shirt in vapour rub to help them breath. Don’t know how players coped before then…