Football stars who also excel in poker

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Football stars who also excel in poker
Gerard Piqué, from Barcelona. Photo: Casino Beats

Football is the most popular sport in Brazil and arouses the passion of millions of people. Only when this love is mixed with the bets, the experience can reach another level. Since many fans bet on their favorite teams and players on online platforms. But, some stars also like the thrill of poker games.

Some of the best players in the world are attracted by the dynamics and intelligence needed to succeed in this game. Next, check out a list of some of the big names in lawns that also stand out in poker.

5 players who also draw attention in poker

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese player is also fascinated by poker, but maintains a very reserved profile and practically does not share images of his hobby on physical or online card tables. As such, CR7 prefers to play privately.

Tony Cascarino

The Irish player had a successful career with stints in French and English teams. Cascarino defended Ireland at the 1988 Euro Cup and the 1990 and 1994 World Cups. In all, he wore the Irish jersey on 88 occasions and scored 19 goals.

In 2000, he retired and decided to try his luck at the poker tables. He came to be in 14th place on the European Poker Tour 2007, in London, England. At the time, he received approximately 30 thousand euros as a prize.

Teddy Sheringham

Sheringham stood out in European football and came to defend the English team. Retired from lawns since 2008, he started to dedicate himself entirely to his poker career. In the World Series of Poker 2016, he reached 14th and still appears as one of the main names in international championships.

Francesco Totti

The Italian footballer made history with the Roma shirt, only he also achieved some exploits as a poker player. In 2010, he was announced as a representative of Partypoker Italia and his presence in championships in Italy has been frequent since then.

Gerard Piqué

The Barcelona player is seen as a professional poker player and shares his hobby in a playful way. In addition, he participates in some challenges with a charitable purpose.

But, Piqué also likes to be present in relevant competitions like World Series of Poker. In an edition of the European Poker Tour, he came out with a considerable cash prize.