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Footballers Who Like Playing Poker

 Posted by on October 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm  Guest post
Oct 152013

Bwin is a site where you can find downloadable applications involving casino, poker and sports betting. They are easily downloadable and can be installed quickly and easily. Poker can also be played live on the website if you want to play against other people online. Being a competitive sport, it brings people together to improve upon their poker skills in a social environment. is supported by a few football teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern and RSC Anderlecht. Being a game quite similar to football, many footballers themselves like to play the game on a regular basis. There are quite a few famous footballers who like to play in some tournaments around the world once they have finished their careers in football.

Teddy Sheringham is a famous footballer who played for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs. After playing poker for around seven years now, he has earned almost $300,000 by dabbling in tournaments around the world. He seems to be a man of multiple talents, both in football and in poker. He has finished in various places in these tournaments, including coming an impressive 5th place in one in particular.

Marseille, Chelsea, Celtic, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland player (ex-player) Tony Cascarino retired after many years playing football for some great teams. His competitive streak definitely wasn’t over once he finished playing football professionally, as he went on to playing in poker tournaments instead. Winning over $500,000 and coming 14 in the European Poker Tour, he is showing his skills run further than the field. He has also won the Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour in 2008.

Toman Brolin is another footballer who you might recognise from around 2007 when he played for Leeds United. He, like many other footballers, is also a keen poker player. He has also played many tournaments over the years, winning a lot of money, including the $12,000 at EPT and another $38,000 in a similar event in Monte Carlo a year later.

Many footballers are attracted to the idea of playing poker because of the similarities that exist between the two games. Both are fiercely competitive, while demanding a high level of skills and tactical awareness. It is easy to see why someone who has excelled in their footballing career might also perform well at a poker table.

Matthew Martin

Business manager for Global Football Today. I write the occasional article, but mostly stay behind the scenes.

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