Can someone collate a list of pro players and the football teams they support?

christo

Hall of Fame
Most if not all players have a football (soccer) team they support. We know Rafa is a mega RM fan although truth be known he should be supporting Mallorca:rolleyes:
But of course Mallorca never win anything so it's understandable. So if any of our very knowledgeable posters have the time, VAMOS.
I myself am a Burnley FC lifetime fan having been born there, how they manage to stay in the EPL is beyond my comprehension as they have very little cash lol.
 

aldeayeah

Legend
Most if not all players have a football (soccer) team they support. We know Rafa is a mega RM fan although truth be known he should be supporting Mallorca:rolleyes:
But of course Mallorca never win anything so it's understandable. So if any of our very knowledgeable posters have the time, VAMOS.
I myself am a Burnley FC lifetime fan having been born there, how they manage to stay in the EPL is beyond my comprehension as they have very little cash lol.
Mallorca were pretty big in late 90s/early 00s actually, won a Copa del Rey, reached a final and qualified a couple times for Champions + a bunch for UEFA.

Anyway, Nadal should have obviously been a Barcelona fan since his uncle Miguel Angel played for Barca for most of his career including Rafa's childhood days! And yet he pines for the eternal rival, sigh.
 
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octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Most if not all players have a football (soccer) team they support. We know Rafa is a mega RM fan although truth be known he should be supporting Mallorca:rolleyes:
But of course Mallorca never win anything so it's understandable. So if any of our very knowledgeable posters have the time, VAMOS.
I myself am a Burnley FC lifetime fan having been born there, how they manage to stay in the EPL is beyond my comprehension as they have very little cash lol.
Rafa supports both Real Madrid and RCD Mallorca. He watched RCD Mallorca's match last Saturday and was happy with their win.

 

octobrina10

Talk Tennis Guru
Mallorca were pretty big in late 90s/early 00s actually, won a Copa del Rey, reached a final and qualified a couple times for Champions + a bunch for UEFA.

Anyway, Nadal should have obviously been a Barcelona fan since his uncle Miguel Angel played for Barca for most of his career including Rafa's childhood days! And yet he pines for the eternal rival, sigh.
The extended Nadal family is "split" over which football team they support - Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. Family members have followed in their ancestors' footsteps. :) Rafa's paternal grandfather was a Real Madrid fan and his paternal grandmother is a FC Barcelona fan.
Rafa's dad is a Real Madrid fan - he followed in his father's footsteps and so did Rafa and his sister. One of Rafa's paternal uncles is also a Real Madrid fan. Toni Nadal is a FC Barcelona fan.
The extended Nadal family went to watch Miguel Angel Nadal's matches and, of course, supported him, when he played for FC Barcelona. Rafa's dad (a Real Madrid fan) was even his brother's (Miguel Angel) agent.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Goran Ivanisevic: Hadjuk Split and West Bromwich Albion.

Boris Becker: Bayern Munich and Chelsea
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
Most if not all players have a football (soccer) team they support. We know Rafa is a mega RM fan although truth be known he should be supporting Mallorca:rolleyes:
But of course Mallorca never win anything so it's understandable. So if any of our very knowledgeable posters have the time, VAMOS.
I myself am a Burnley FC lifetime fan having been born there, how they manage to stay in the EPL is beyond my comprehension as they have very little cash lol.

Graf and Bayern München.
The only black spot on Steffi's white tennis dress. A big one.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Some Argies, all time. I just discussed some of this in other thread this week.

River Plate: Vilas, Clerc, Nalbandian, Coria, Daniel Orsanic (Argentina trainer of Davis Cup champion in 2016), Zabaleta, Berlocq, Horacio De la Peña,
Boca Juniors: Del Potro, Schwartzman, Leo Mayer, Delbonis, Martín Jaite, Juan I. Chela
Independiente (Avellaneda): Gastón Gaudio, Guillermo Cañas
Olimpo (Bahía Blanca): Guido Pella
Estudiantes de La Plata: Juan Mónaco
Racing Club (Avellaneda): José Acasuso
 
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bm3

New User
Some Argies, all time. I just discussed some of this in other thread this week.

River Plate: Vilas, Clerc, Nalbandian, Coria, Daniel Orsanic (Argentina trainer of Davis Cup champion in 2016), Zabaleta, Berlocq, Horacio De la Peña,
Boca Juniors: Del Potro, Schwartzman, Leo Mayer, Delbonis, Martín Jaite
Independiente (Avellaneda): Gastón Gaudio
Olimpo (Bahía Blanca): Guido Pella
Estudiantes de La Plata: Juan Mónaco
Racing Club (Avellaneda): José Acasuso
Not to forget Sabatini in the list of River Plate fans.
 

davced1

Hall of Fame
Nobody mentioned Federer yet I am shocked!
Federer, FC Basel, Switzerland
Bautista-Agut, Villareal, Spain
Jonas Björkman, Hammarby IF, Sweden
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
Matteo Berrettini - Fiorentina
Casper Ruud - Liverpool
Stefanos Tsitsipas - AEK Athens
Jannik Sinner - AC Milan
Cameron Norrie - Rangers
Milos Raonic - Barcelona
Cristian Garin - Colo Colo
Lorenzo Musetti - Juventus
Alexander Zverev - Bayern Munich (also follows Hamburger SV)
Pablo Carreño Busta - Sporting Gijon
Daniil Medvedev - Bayern Munich (also follows CSKA Moscow)
Fabio Fognini - Inter Milan (also follows Genoa)
Carlos Alcaraz - Real Madrid
Gael Monfils - PSG
 
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TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
is there any pro who proudly claims to not care about football/soccer?...
Having done some brief research on this, there appear to be quite a few.

Borna Coric says that he doesn't follow any team, and only mentions football in relation to the Croatian national team.

Casper Ruud states that he's not a huge football fan, and just watches big games involving Liverpool at club level, and Norway internationally.

Cameron Norrie - perhaps unsurprisingly, considering his New Zealand upbringing - appears to prefer rugby. Although, his father is an ardent supporter of Glaswegian giants, Rangers - Cam seems to have got more into his football since moving permanently to the UK.
 
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merwy

G.O.A.T.
almost every USA pro would be my guess
I have a feeling US soccer is becoming increasingly popular though. Their national team is decent (just won the CONCACAF) and their league is getting stronger as well, with lots of quality European players going there.
 

Olli Jokinen

Semi-Pro
Mallorca were pretty big in late 90s/early 00s actually, won a Copa del Rey, reached a final and qualified a couple times for Champions + a bunch for UEFA.

Anyway, Nadal should have obviously been a Barcelona fan since his uncle Miguel Angel played for Barca for most of his career including Rafa's childhood days! And yet he pines for the eternal rival, sigh.
They qualified once, but went out before the group stages against a Norwegian team. I would not say they were a big deal. Better than now, though.
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
I have a feeling US soccer is becoming increasingly popular though. Their national team is decent (just won the CONCACAF) and their league is getting stronger as well, with lots of quality European players going there.
They have some exciting players: Pulisic, Reyna, McKennie, etc.

But, unfortunately, the United States will fall at the first hurdle in the foreseeable future.
 
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