Soccer players who are martial artists

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Monkey_Magic, May 28, 2019.

  1. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Are there any current footballers who have done martial arts?

    I can only think of John Fashanu, but that’s going back into ancient history. (Though much was made of Fashanu’s black belt in relation to his toughness and skills as a professional footballer.)

  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    There was a more recent one who retired from football to take up boxing. I think his wife died and he had enough of football and found another in boxing.
  3. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Think Zlatan Ibrahimović has done some TKD? Certainly he's a creative kicker.
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Awooooogah!!! :D:D:D
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  5. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    I’ve just googled him. It turns out Ibrahimović is a TKD black belt.
  6. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Rather than toughness and skills I remember "fash the bash" being considered a dirty so-and-so? Elbows going up for headers and that sort of thing?
  7. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    Quite a few Thai fighters play football in their spare time. I don't think at pro level but theyre pretty good. Had some fun playing football in the gym with Saenchai & Singdam when I last went to Thailand. :D
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