Did you like your winter holidays? Where did you go?
And where would you have gone if you had the income of a professional football player?
We are sure your fantasy is running wild. We are here to find out where they, the football players, actually went during winter holidays.
From the more conventional destinations to the craziest: here’s the list of top 10 football players’ winter holidays!
Let’s start with a classic: spending your winter holidays by the sea, in a warmer place than your home. This is what Cristiano Ronaldo, the legend himself, though, along with many of his colleagues.
Here you can see him chilling out by the pool or on a boat, with the panoramic skyline of Dubai behind his back.
Conventional but not bad at all.
Dzeko, the A.S. Roma striker, went to Dubai as well but he chose a less obvious activity.
He did visit the Saif Belhasa Farm, the private residence of Ahmed Saif Belhasa, a really wealthy sheik, where he met this funny bear.
He also greeted the sheik with his original jersey.
Simone Verdi, the Napoli striker and hot rookie for Italian National Team, chose the opposite.
He went to Finland with his girlfriend, in Lapland to be precise: the northern and colder region of the country.
As you can see in the picture below, they had to go all-in to fight the weather!
Stefan De Vrij
Now we have another unusual holiday. Stefan De Vrij, the Inter defender, spent his winter holiday in Cuba, in Havana. Here comes the unusual part: as you can see, De Vrij’s best memory of the trip is Plaza de la Revolución, with its iconic Che Guevara memorial.
The sentence De Vrij used to caption this picture? “Hasta la victoria siempre”
Some people don’t forget where they come from. Jerome Boateng is born in Berlin and he plays for Bayer Monaco and the Germany national team as well. But his parents come from Ghana and he went there for holidays. Precisely in Accra, the capital, where he played and posed with a local soccer school. Good job Jerome!
The midfielder of Borussia Dortmund and Germany national team confirms he is the smart player we all know.
Like many others, Mario chose Dubai as a destination to enjoy the sunny weather, the sea and the luxury pool in his hotel. But we find out he is the kind of guy who read even during pool time. His motto? “Relaxing the body 🌊 and training the brain 📚”
From Italy, Federico Marchetti, the Genoa’s goalkeeper, take up the intellectual challenge! He did post two-holiday pictures on Instagram. Both of them represents he relaxing in the sun but both of them have a high-profile literature quote as the caption: the first one from Ibsen, the second from Pirandello.
So long for the commonplace about football player as ignorant people!
The young Juventus striker decided to cross the ocean this winter.
He went to Miami, where he saw a Miami Heat match and he got greeted by the NBA team on Instagram.
He did also find the time to enjoy some jet ski in front of the skyscrapers.
Well, Miami was pretty crowded with Serie A players this winter and the Miami Heat stadium in particular. As you can see, Arkadiusz Milik, the Napoli’s youngster was there too, with his wonderful girlfriend.
It’s always nice to see different sports cross each other paths, while great football players show their appreciation for great basketball players.
Milik also visited New York and took a classic selfie in front of the Big Apple’s buildings.
We end this list with the craziest one: Marek Hamsik. He went to Donovaly, a small mountain village in Slovakia, a popular touristic destination.
And this is what he did there: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsIyDHrAiko/