Eko Dydda

PHOTOS: Famous Musicians Who Could Have Been Footballers

Eko Dydda. | image source: michezoafrika.com

A common question that famous personalities are asked during interviews is what they would have been doing if they were not in the field that they are excelling in. Whereas common responses to that commonly asked question ranges from “teacher”, “engineer”, “doctor” or “farmer”, you bet that there are very few of such famous personalities who would say that they would have still found fame on the football pitch.

With that in mind, the following are photos of some popular musicians who would have footballers if they had not pursued a career behind the microphone.

Eko Dydda
Gospel musician Eko Dydda. Despite being a talented footballer, he said in an interview with Michezoafrika.com in 2011 that he could not make it big as a footballer because most of his coaches thought he was too small. | image source: michezoafrika.com
Radsan
Redsan. The ragga-musician is said to be a very good number 10. | image source: nairobiwire.com
Kenzo Matata
Kenzo Matata. Before he started holding the mic he was a promising player for MYSA. | image source: kiss100.co.ke
Bob Marley
The Late Bob Marley. Photo says it all. | image source: openculture.com
Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli. Despite it being documented that his passion for music began at a very young, Bocelli also loved the beautiful game. He played as a goalkeeper and his lose of sight is attributed to an accident he had when playing the game at the age of 12. | image source: theguardian.com
Luciano Pavarotit
The Late Luciano Pavarotti. As 90min.com writes, the Opera Tenor was was a Juventus fan and he played in goal for his local side Modena as a child. He was apparently given a trial by the seniors and ended up on the wing. However, his mother convinced him to enroll in teaching school before he found fame as an Opera Tenor. | image source: classicfm.com
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Rock musician Rod Stewart with Brazilian football legend Pele. Stewart decided to pursue a career in music after he got bored of cleaning boots of senior players when he was a youth player at Brentford. | image source: getty images
Nicky Byrne
Nicky Byrne. The former Westlife band member is a FA Cup Youth winner with Leeds United in 1997. He was a goalkeeper. | image source: zimbio.com
Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias. Enrique Iglesias’s father would have played in goal for Real Madrid had that dream not been ended by a car accident. Will in hospital, a nurse gave him a guitar so that he could do something with his hands as the accident had left his legs weak and just like that he got to discover his music talent. | image source: blog.tyba.com

 

 

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