Gambling is something that is loved by a large number of people around the world. Whether manager, politician, office worker or soccer player, social status and income level are irrelevant. Many former and current footballers have a lot of time off the field and between training sessions to pursue other hobbies. There are many soccer legends who pass the time playing popular games like poker like the ones listed below.
Tony Cascarino played for Aston Villa, Chelsea and Celtic throughout his football career, and represented the Republic of Ireland at two World Cups in the 1990s. Since retiring from the game, the soccer legend has been a regular host at TalkSPORT and has won an astonishing $ 500,000 from live tournament poker games. Cascarino finished 14th in the 2007 EPT (European Poker Tour) in London for £ 22,423. A year later he won the GUKPT (Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour) and finished sixth in the GUKPT Grand Final.
Jan Molby is an LFC legend who started his career with the club in 1982 before leaving in 1998. During this time Molby also represented Denmark several times. Since his retirement, Molby has traded football for management and represented popular poker platforms like Bet24. In 2012, Molby took 45th place in the DKR.
Gerard Pique is one of the big names in the football world who has participated in the annual World Series of Poker. The soccer star traveled to Las Vegas in 2012 to attend before crashing and burning on day two. Pique is married to the pop superstar Shakira and took 3rd place at the NLHE Six-Max Turbo in 2011.
Thomas Brolin had a long football career and played for Sweden, Parma and Leeds United, among others. Brolin was enjoying his retirement and had a fantastic run at the 2007 EPT Main Event in Prague where the football legend finished 23rd. A year later, Brolin scored another deep run at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo where he finished 38th with an impressive £ 38,000.
Teddy Sheringham is known as the legend of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and England. While many soccer fans know him for his on-court antics, Sheringham has made a staggering $ 329,477 in his seven years playing live tournament poker. Sheringham’s highlights include 14th place at the £ 10.00 WSOP (World Series of Poker) 2009 and 49th place at EPT London that same year.
As a football fan, you might want to join in and become a poker player. Before gambling online in Australia, make sure you have read the rules of the game and learned the best strategies to improve your chances of winning.
All of the above soccer symbols are pros when it comes to poker. And with a little experience and play, you can catch up and win life-changing sums of money.