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7 Footballers Who Played Others Sports Professionally

Petr Cech of Guildford Phoenix during the match between Guildford Phoenix and Swindon Wildcats on October 13, 2019 in Guildford, England.

18 months ago almost to the day, I made a video about 7 footballers who could have succeeded in other sports. It’s not uncommon for talented young athletes to exceed in multiple sports, and at some point be forced into a decision about which sport they want to pursue - if any - as a full time career. That was the subject of that video, whereas today’s video is all about footballers who not only could have had a stab at alternative sports, but actually did.

7 Records Set By Pele That Still Stand

Pele holds a replica Wolrd Cup trophy during a press conference at The Peninsula on March 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known simply as Pele, is a global icon who revolutionised the sport of football arguably more than anyone else in the last 80 years. Pele is not just one of the greatest footballers of all time, but one of the greatest sportspeople, and with the sad news of Pele’s recent health problems, I thought it was about time I did another video about the man they called the king of football.

7 Biggest Team Declines This Season

Lyon's coach Rudi Garcia gestures during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Strasbourg (RCSA) on February 16, 2020 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon,...

Last month, I made a video looking at 7 of the most improved teams so far this season, in comparison to last season. Feel free to give that video a watch if you haven’t already, I’ll stick up a link to it in the video description, but the top comment on that video from ‘Y T’ and a natural follow-up is a look at the exact opposite.

7 Footballers Who've Rediscovered Their Form This Season

Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on September 26, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

At the start of the month, I made a video on seven footballers who flopped this season. Last weekend, I did a video on seven breakout stars this season, and today, I’m taking this little three-part series to its natural conclusion, with a look at 7 players who have rediscovered their form so far this season.

7 Best Goalkeepers Under 6 Foot Tall

Atletico Madrid's Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic (L) vies with Reus Deportivo's goalkeeper Edgar Badia during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match Club Atletico de...

Whether it be Thibaut Courtois at 6’6, or Fraser Forster at 6’7, there are some truly giant goalkeepers in world football right now. Being vertically well-endowed has its natural advantages for a goalkeeper, and the average number one is said to measure in at 6’2” tall.

Last 7 Copa Libertadores Top Scorers: Where Are They Now?

Gabriel Barbosa of Flamengo (R) plays against Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool (L) during the FIFA Club World Cup Final match between Liverpool FC and CR Flamengo at Khalifa...

I suspect everyone who is subscribed to this channel will be well-aware of what the Copa Libertadores is, since it is a well-established fact that HITC Sevens subscribers are among the most well-informed and intelligent people on YouTube, which is no great feat if we’re being honest. For anyone who doesn’t know what the Copa Libertadores is, it is essentially South America’s Champions League, and if you don’t know what the Champions League is, I mean, what on Earth are you doing watching a video about football.

7 Ridiculously High Release Clauses

Tete of Shakhtar Donetsk runs with the ball towards goal following a mistake by Ederson of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and...

A little over a week ago, I did a video on 7 players with surprisingly low release clauses, which was a repeat of a video I did a little over two years ago since all the personnel had changed. Lots of people requested that I follow it up with 7 players with ridiculously high release clauses, which is another video I did a couple of years ago, but since this is also a completely new seven I was happy to oblige.

7 Players Who've Flopped This Season

Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates by sliding on his knees after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki...

Football is a precarious business, as my recent video looking at seven of the biggest player declines during the 2010s showed. Even in a much shorter period of time though, it’s possible to go from Ballon d’Or candidate one season to an overrated flop the next. Football fans are fickle, and the sport can be ruthless.

Last 7 MLS SuperDraft First Selections: Where Are They Now?

Frankie Amaya #24 of FC Cincinnati controls the ball against Diego Fagundez #14 of New England Revolution at Nippert Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. New England won 2-0.

American viewers of this video will be very familiar with the draft process that is ingrained in the culture of US sports, although viewers from outside of the states may be less familiar with the process. The MLS SuperDraft, like all drafts, is just a method of allocating college players to professional teams.

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(L-R) Eljero George Rinaldo Elia of Istanbul Basaksehir FK, Demba Ba of Istanbul Basaksehir FK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Medipol Basaksehir FK and Caykur...

7 Best Free Transfers of the Decade

If you thought we had drained every last morsel out of decade-related videos then you would be wrong. Today, on New Year’s Eve, ahead of tomorrow’s video looking at my view on the best XI over the course of the entire decade, we’re going to take a look at some of the best free transfer signing completed since 2010.

Tete of Shakhtar Donetsk runs with the ball towards goal following a mistake by Ederson of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and...

7 Ridiculously High Release Clauses

A little over a week ago, I did a video on 7 players with surprisingly low release clauses, which was a repeat of a video I did a little over two years ago since all the personnel had changed. Lots of people requested that I follow it up with 7 players with ridiculously high release clauses, which is another video I did a couple of years ago, but since this is also a completely new seven I was happy to oblige.

Miguel Michu of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's first goal to make the score 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old...

7 Falls from Grace in Football this Decade

From Kevin De Bruyne to Kylian Mbappe, we have seen the rise of some truly phenomenal footballers this decade, as well as the continuation of brilliance of the two finest footballers of this generation. As with any ten-year period, we’ve also seen many great footballers hang up their boots, whether it be Andrea Pirlo or Thierry Henry.

Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates by sliding on his knees after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki...

7 Players Who've Flopped This Season

Football is a precarious business, as my recent video looking at seven of the biggest player declines during the 2010s showed. Even in a much shorter period of time though, it’s possible to go from Ballon d’Or candidate one season to an overrated flop the next. Football fans are fickle, and the sport can be ruthless.

Pele holds a replica Wolrd Cup trophy during a press conference at The Peninsula on March 26, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

7 Records Set By Pele That Still Stand

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known simply as Pele, is a global icon who revolutionised the sport of football arguably more than anyone else in the last 80 years. Pele is not just one of the greatest footballers of all time, but one of the greatest sportspeople, and with the sad news of Pele’s recent health problems, I thought it was about time I did another video about the man they called the king of football.

Fans of Kaiserslautern celebrate after winning the match during the Second Bundesliga match between 1.FC Kaiserslautern and 1.FC Nuernberg at the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern on...

7 Biggest Football Club Declines this Decade

The unpredictability of sport is one of the reasons why it is so popular, and whilst the finances in football threaten to make it a bit of a closed shop at the highest level, this last decade proves that it is still possible for minnows to rise and for giants to fall.

David Ospina of Colombia saves the third penalty from Jordan Henderson of England in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and...

7 Best Backup Goalkeepers in World Football

There was a time when YouTube was a simple place. Make a video about goalkeepers, and the views will come flooding in. This was my first video about goalkeepers, and it has racked up more than 300,000 views, which was an enormous number for me at the time. Then there was this one, this one, and this one, which all raked in the views. Those were simpler times, happier times I suppose, before the YouTube community fell out of love with the people who bravely guard our goals.

Isco of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander  match between Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid on April 28, 2019

7 Best Central/Attacking Midfielders in World Football

It seems like it’s been a while since our last video in this series, looking at the best currently active footballers in each position. This is the penultimate positional video of the series, with only centre-forwards still to come, and today in the turn of the attacking midfielders.

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Portsmouth Manager Avram Grant greets fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Portsmouth at Turf Moor on February 27, 2010 in Burnley, England.

7 Managers Who Never Played Football

The most common route into football management is, rather unsurprisingly, having been a professional footballer and then transitioning into coaching and management. It has become increasingly clear over the years that one's ability on the pitch is of absolutely no bearing on one’s talents in the dugout, and some of the finest managers in world football right now were really mediocre or worse than mediocre players themselves.