Football aka Soccer

Soccer is a sport that I have been passionate about since I was a kid. I have played soccer all my life and have followed it very seriously. Although never made it to a professional level, I have played at high school and local league level. Soccer is the best sport in the world regardless of what people say and think.   It requires a lot more skill, it is the most popular sport in the world, and it is different than all the other sports.

Soccer isn’t like other sports where you can catch a ball, throw a ball, or hold a stick in your hand to hit the ball.  You need a lot more skills to play soccer; you need to run constantly, have great foot skills along with knowing how to use the rest of your body, and also be able to see what’s going to happen before it does to make plays.   On average a soccer player runs about seven miles per game.
Have you ever heard of the World Cup or the Champions League?   I’m sure you have, because these two events are the biggest competitions in the world, also the most watched sport.   A lot of counties outside of North America live and breathe soccer from there youth to the elderly.
Soccer is so different then playing other sports. During games the rivalry is intense and emotions are high.  When you make a perfect pass or score a goal the feelings that you get are so overwhelming that it gives you goose bumps.   A soccer game is not about an individual player.  It’s not just about how many goals a team scores but how well they play the game and the kind of plays they set up.
Not only do people get paid a lot in football, baseball, and basketball, but also in soccer.   If you’re a super star then you will get paid even better then the top athletes in the other sports. Leonel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are the top two highest paid soccer players, Messi’s salary is thirty one million a year and Ronaldo’s salary is thirty million a year.   You might not be the best player in the world but there are so many teams around the world, making it easier to land a paid career playing soccer. FC Barcelona  from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; and , Juventus FC from Turin, Italy are the two clubs that I am a fan of. In 2012, one of dreams came true when I visited CampNou , home to FC Barcelona. It was a very emotional moment for me. I would compare the feeling to a New York Yankee’s fan visiting Yankee stadium for the first time, or a life long Boston Red Sox fan visiting Fenway park for the first time.

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3 thoughts on “Football aka Soccer

  1. I totally get your passion for soccer. It’s the most popular and exciting sport in the world, except in US, but it’s getting there. I played it since I was a kid and even though I don’t have time to play as often as I want, still have the same feeling when I watch it on TV. Yes, it’s not just a sport, it’s also part of the culture and great spirit. Man, I remember the atmosphere when you at the stadium. It’s truly amazing. You can feel the energy around you and fans going nuts.

  2. Soccer it is just awesome. In other words, there is no other sport where fans get so passionate. There might sports like basketball, baseball or even American Football where these players would millions of dollars a year, but they do not make what soccer does into their fans. Soccer is more than a ball been chased by 22 players, soccer it is just like when you are in love, you love it so much that you never want to be without it.

    My favorite team is F.C. Barcelona. I have a Barcelona follower since I was a kid. Probably, I was like 12 or 14, but there are times when your team loses and those are the times when you are a real fan because you remain faithful to that team no matter what. However, getting back to soccer been the best sport in the world, I would say that it is the most beautiful sport ever created and I delight myself watching and playing it.

  3. Yes soccer is the best sport ever!!! I am a super fan of it too. Well besides being Brazilian I grow up in a family with 4 brothers and they are all fascinate by this sport. We used to get together every Sunday after the lunch to watch the Brazilian league or go to the stadium. In my opinion, you only live the full emotion of a soccer game when watching it in the stadium.
    As much as your TV has the latest technology – LED, HD, 3D – it will never convey the emotions and energy that a stadium can provide you.

    I never made it to a professional level too, but I played for my school team for 3 years. I completely agree when you said that soccer is not an individual sport. In my opinion, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been the best player in the item individually. However, Messi stands out more when playing in a group and that is what makes him the best player.

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