On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup, we invite you to discover 6 footballers who love Jesus and declare it.
annuity-two nations will compete on the football fields for 1 month, and among the hundreds of athletes, several testify to their faith regularly. Discover them today.
Edison Cavani: Forward of the Uruguay team
The 31-year-old Paris Saint-Germain favorite has often spoken openly about the role Jesus plays in his life. He sometimes wears “I belong to Jesus” t-shirts under his jersey, which they reveal at the end of matches. And when a journalist asks him one day if he is an athlete of Christ, here is his answer:
"No, no, no, I'm an athlete for Christ […] That's why I play for him, to give him the glory, to thank him for giving me the opportunity to play football…"
Radamel Falcao: Forward of the Colombia team
The current captain of the Ligue 1 club AS Monaco, is known to have lifted his jersey revealing a t-shirt, "With Jesus, you will never be alone". Falcao regularly publishes posts on social media about his faith. He recently urged his 17 million followers to Twitter, to follow Jesus.
“Jesus is our hope. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that you believe […] you will be saved. "
Odion Ighalo: Nigeria team striker
Ighalo, 28, grew up with limited access to clean water, food and electricity, in one of Lagos' poorest areas. Now that he plays for Changchun Yatai in China, he regularly sends part of his salary to his family, dreams of opening an orphanage, and thank god for his life and his football career on his social networks.
“We didn't always have what we wanted or needed, we had to struggle […] It was hard to live, hard to eat and that's why I thank God when I look at where I am now. "
Keylor Navas : Goalkeeper of the Costa Rica team
For the famous Real Madrid goalkeeper, faith is the foundation of his life.
“My faith is the most important thing […] It changed my life. He filled the void in my heart. This is why I am so grateful. "
Luis Tejada: Panama striker
Luis is the top scorer in the history of Panamanian football. However, his life had started in the most difficult neighborhoods of Panama City.
“I don't know what I would have become if I hadn't become a footballer […] I don't know if I would have died, if I would be in a gang, or if I would have ended up doing good. For this reason, I thank God that he caught me in time and took control of my life. "
Alisson Becker: Goalkeeper for the Brazil team
Alisson will play his first World Cup. He celebrated this event giving glory to God.
“Very happy to be able to defend my country in a World Cup! Realization of a dream !!!! … Glory to God !! "
He also had declared on another occasion,
“If you want to be a great goalkeeper you have to work really hard, that's what I do, you have to be very focused on football and I think faith is also important […] You have to do your best on the pitch and put love into everything you do for a living. "
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