Why Untold Biography Facts

For Football fans, reading about Biography of footballers often influence, motivate, and provide encouragement. This is why our Football Untold Biography facts exist!!

Football as we know it might never go into extinction. Though the manner with which the game is played has evolved over the years, the fascinating stories which it never ceases to generate would resound in the memories of soccer aficionados for generations.

The stories which mostly revolve around players, managers and elite of the sport are gripping, touching, mindblowing and of course, any positive adjective that readers, listeners and viewers can conjure up to describe the evocative feelings that such stories establish in their minds.

Lifebogger presents gripping stories about football players, managers and elite. Image Credits: LB.

An important factor that makes the stories evocative lies in the fact that they don’t slip past the attention of professional digital platforms like Lifebogger which majors in the literary and noble art of writing football centred biographies.

At Lifebogger, we pride ourselves as the professional digital source of true and untold football stories which are an integral part of the interesting biographies we present about football geniuses managers and elite all over the world.

Lifebogger is a one-stop digital source of true football stories. Image Credit: LB.

Summarily, this article aims to give our audience a comprehensive idea of what we do by presenting untold or lesser-known biography facts of footballers, managers and elite under headings that have the makings of good-reads.

Why Childhood Stories – Football Managers Who Didn’t Play Professional Football

Football never ceases to spring out exceptions to popular beliefs and notions. One of such notions posits that individuals who never played professional football cannot  – at worse – become football managers or – at best – fare well in managerial capacities.

Just as the aforementioned beliefs were seemingly becoming established scientific facts, Maurizio Sarri emerged out of the blues to start his coaching career in the 1990s with lower League Club A.C. Sansovino while Andre Villas-Boas started as an assistant coach at Porto in the late 1990’s.

Andre Villas-Boas and Maurizio Sarri did not play football at a professional level before they began coaching. Image Credits: WAGNH.
Why Untold Biography Facts – Football Players Who Had Feuds With Managers

Feuds are almost impossible in team sports especially football where players actions are influenced by “the heat of the moment”. While the occasional faceoffs or aggressive behaviour which players exhibit against their opponents are dismissed as tactical “professional conducts”, the same cannot be said when football geniuses take the heat to their managers.

Barcelona fans would not be quick to forget the long feud between the club’s former manager Pep Guardiola and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovich with the latter recounting that Guardiola only spoke to him twice in 6 months. In a more complicated feud, fans of Real Madrid were divided between supporting Iker Casillas or Jose Mourinho when the duo had a fallout over what the coach perceived to be a betrayal by the Spanish goalkeeper.

Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Iker Casillas have both had long bitter feuds with their one-time managers. Image Credits: LB.

In addition, not many remember that David Beckham’s overbearing attitude at Manchester United once led the then coach Alex Furgeson to Kick a boot at the superstar. The footwear precisely hit Beckham on the face, an incident that catalyzed his eventual move to Real Madrid in 2003.

Why Untold Biography Facts – Football Players With The Most Red Cards

Culprits in this category range from hard tackling defenders to midfield enforcers as well as elegant players who have a propensity towards violence and exhibit aggressiveness at the slightest provocation. As a result, they have appalling disciplinary records that are certified by litanies of red cards.

To start with hard tackling defenders, Sergio Ramos tops the chart as he possesses the most send-offs in La Liga history. Though retired, Steven Gerrad ranks among the most red-carded midfielder who walked down Anfield tunnel for early baths.

Steven Gerrard and Sergio Ramos rank higher in the list of most send off players. Image Credits: LB.

Moving upfront we have Diego Costa whose aggressive style of play never ceases to land him in trouble with referees everywhere he goes. In fact, he is perceived as an accident waiting to happen whenever he tries to regain possession from defenders.

Why Untold Biography Facts – Football Players Who Are Polyglots 

Away from investing much in training to master the art of beautiful gameplay, some players have gone extra miles to please fans by learning the language of their host club communities. The effort has not only made the football geniuses better acculturate within their community but positioned them as favourites for administrative roles upon retirement.

Without much ado, players who know so many languages include goalkeeper Peter Cech who asides his native Czech speaks Spanish, German, French and English. On his part, Henrikh Mkhitaryan fluently speaks Armenian, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, English and German.

Last but definitely not the least is Romelu Lukaku who proves to be the perfect embodiment of a “hyperpolyglot as he speaks no fewer than 8 languages. They include French, Lingala, Dutch, Belgium, Congolese, Swahili, Spanish, English, Portuguese and German.

Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Peter Cech are impressive polyglots in football. Image Credits: LB.
Why Untold Biography Facts – Football Players and Managers Who Acquired Higher Education Degrees

The way some football geniuses figure it, active participation in football does not inhibit the attainment of great academic heights, a productive ideology which saw them go on to enrol for college degrees and graduate on completion of their programmes.

Italian player Giorgio Chiellini tops the list for graduating from the University of Turin with a Master Degree in Business Administration. For Juan Mata, having two degrees – one in marketing and another in sports science – is not just enough. He has interests in studying Psychology at the time of writing.

In managers category, do you know that Frank Lampard has a degree in Latin while Vincent Kompany has a masters degree in business administration from the Alliance Manchester Business School? Indeed footballers might not have a reputation for intelligence, but the aforementioned players and managers have immensely contributed towards changing the narrative.

Brains with talents. From L-R Giorgio Chiellini, Vincent Kompany, Frank Lampard and Juan Mata, Image Credits: LB.
Why Untold Biography Facts – Richest Club Owners

English Premier League has become a playground for billionaires who buys clubs and splash cash left, right and center. As far as Europe is a concern, the richest club owner as at the time of writing is Sheikh Monsour, the man who bought Man city.

Meet Sheikh Monsour- The richest club owner in England. Credit to Guardian & Ind

Asides being a club owner, Sheikh is also an Emirati royal who is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, minister of presidential affairs and member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi. He is the half brother of the President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

After the richest man in football comes Joseph Joe Lewis a non-popular British billionaire who is the owner of Spurs.

Joe Lewis (left), owner of Spurs is one of the richest men in the UK

Thou you mush have heard of Danial Levy, but Joe Lewis is the man behind Spurs and the one who appointed Levy as the club’s chairman.

Finally is Roman Abramovich, who is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea F.C. He is arguably the man who transformed Chelsea from a Premier League side to a European giant.

For most Chelsea fans both in England and around the world, Abramovich has proven it is possible to buy happiness.

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