5 players who hold on to religious beliefs and their quotes

5 players who hold on to religious beliefs and their quotes

Just like every human being, footballers have different religious beliefs and they demonstrate it mostly when a goal is scored or when celebrating an achievement.

These players are either practicing Christianity, Islam and other beliefs but they all believe in God.

Here are five players known to value their religious

1. Edison Cavani

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has a connection with the Catholic Church all through his life.

He said: “I am an athlete for Christ. That’s why I play, for him, to give him glory, to thank him for giving me the ability to play.” he continued.

“To thank him for giving me that divine gift that I am trying to manage more and more. All I do, I do for him.”

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2. Paul Pogba

The France international is well known to be a faithful Muslim and he has never hidden his love for his faith.

Pogba even shares his pictures in the holy land of Mecca on his social media handle and he once said: “Put faith on him he will put light on you.”

3. David Luiz

Despite is aggressive behaviour on the pitch the Chelsea defender is a devouted Christian and he is among the Atletas de Cristo (Athletes of Christ).

His baptism was conducted in the swimming pool of former his Brazilian teammate Maxwell in 2015.

Luiz once said: “Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out.”

4. Cristiano Ronaldo: “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ”

The Juventus striker has pledged his respect for Islam saying it is the most beautiful religion in the world.

However the Portuguese ace is still regards himself as a pure Roman Catholic.

“I collect crucifix ­necklaces – it’s because of my relationship with God,” Ronaldo said once. “I always had a gift, I was shown the skills and I am a fantastic footballer. But I do believe God gave me the gift.”

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5. Neymar: “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ”

Neymar has never been shy to portray his Christian heritage. After Brazil won their first football gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 27-year-old wore a head band bearing the word 100 per cent Jesus even during Barcelona's Champions League triumph in 2015.

The Paris Saint-Germain star reportedly pays his tithes (10%) his income to his church.

He once said: “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” Additionally, after winning cup finals for club and country, he used to wear a headband bearing the words “100% Jesus”.

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