For their exceptional behavior, these footballers have received praise and affection from fans all across the world.
Football has grown at an exponential rate during the previous few decades. Footballers have now become a significant part of people’s lives, with an increasing number of people watching and appreciating it.
As a result, both football and sportsmen have the ability to create a lasting impression on the minds of fans. Let’s know about those coolest footballers now.
5. Juan Mata
When you hear the word modest, you immediately think of a group of footballers from this generation. Juan Mata of Manchester United has to be one of them.
In nature, the Spaniard has always been cool and composed. Mata is adored and admired by his teammates, coaches, and fans alike. His polite and friendly demeanor makes him popular among the players.
Mata has a variety of hobbies outside of sports. He is a well-educated scholar with degrees in sports science and marketing. He appreciates his modest existence, and after his playing career, we may see him transition into coaching.
4. Andres Iniesta
The Spanish midfield maestro is one of the most creative players of this generation.’ Iniesta’s exploits did not stop on the field; he was a great gentleman, and even opposing fans admired the clever midfielder. Throughout the years, the Spanish legend has demonstrated countless instances of humility.
But the most memorable was when he scored the game-winning goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final. Iniesta pulled down his shirt in joy, revealing a vest with the words “Dani Jarque — Always with us” printed on it. Jarque was a former Espanyol captain who died in the summer of 2009 from heart failure.
The tragedy broke Iniesta’s heart since he couldn’t face the sorrow of losing a close friend. As a result, he dedicated the game-winning goal to Jarque. Football fans all across the world were overcome with emotion.
3. Marcus Rashford
He is already a youth icon and an MBE at the age of 23. Marcus Rashford is adored by all. He frequently goes out of his way to make a fan happy, demonstrating how much he appreciates their support.
Aside from his speed and heroics on the field for Manchester United and the England national team, he has worked tirelessly to assist the less fortunate.
He advocated for the ‘ Meal a Day’ campaign, in which he requested the government to offer at least one meal each day to schoolchildren from low-income families.
The 23-year-old is always battling for a variety of social causes. He is optimistic about eradicating poverty and hunger and has taken significant measures in that direction.
His societal services were recognized, and he was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Despite being only 23 years old, he is already a role model for young footballers!
2. Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane, the dazzling Liverpool winger, is anything but flashy off the field. He lives a quiet life and is perhaps one of the most humble footballers.
Mane comes from a difficult background, therefore he wants to assist young people like himself who wish to move to Europe from Africa. In his hometown of Senegal, he established a hospital, a school, and a mosque.
In an interview, he explained how he had a difficult childhood due to poverty and how he now devotes the majority of his money to charity to aid the needy. He believes in giving back to the community from which he rose to prominence. Mane appreciates his followers’ support.
1. N’Golo Kante
Kante’s stories of humility and living a humble life have spread around the world. The Chelsea midfielder deals with a lot of mayhem in midfield, but he maintains a cool demeanor off the field. The down-to-earth Frenchman lives a very basic life, far from the glamor and glamour that most sportsmen enjoy.
Kante is always soft-spoken and pleasant, and he is adored by everyone, including competitor fans. He always makes time for the fans and has shown his gratitude and support numerous times. He is said to have attended a Chelsea fan’s wedding and consoled an angry Arsenal fan after defeating them on the field.
The Frenchman is so timid and humble that he was hesitant to ask his colleagues to hand up the World Cup after France won it in 2018.