Pitch Perfect: Footballers Who Tackled The Music Industry

Posted by Anne-Sophie | June 9, 2016 | arch-MUSIC

Sometimes you score and sometimes you can be a little off-pitch. This what some of Europe’s footballers learnt when they decided to ‘perform’ both on and off the pitch.

With the Euro 2016 about to kick off,  we’ve decided to join in on the fun. We’ve created  ‘Deezer 11’, the dream team of ‘pop’ footballers.

It’s no news that there is a long-standing relationship between football and music, remember this

Or this…

Yes by examining music in football, from renowned chants to more errmm conceptual anthems – the line up is composed of European football players past and present who have tackled the music industry and tried out their pipes. They have been ranked according to the frequency of their music streams over the past 12 months.

It comes as no surprise that England Midfielder John barnes takes the coveted title of the most streamed footballer/singer in the ‘Deezer 11’ with his iconic smash hit World In Motion in collaboration with New Order.

Real Madrid’s hot shot, Jesé Rodriguez has set the pitch and the dancefloor on fire with his Spanish hit, Yo Sabia. Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff ranks third despite hanging up his professional boots by the time he released Oei, Oei, Oei (Dat Was Me Weer Een Loei).

Finally Kevin Keegan and his luscious perm comes in as fourth runner up with ‘Head Over Heels In Love’.
You can see Kev’ looking rather out of place and awkward here:

So here you have it, give an Olé for our Top 11, footy ‘pop’ stars

  1. John Barnes – World In Motion
  2. Jesé Rodriguez (Jey M)Yo Sabía
  3. Johan Cruyff Oei, Oei, Oei (Dat Was Me Weer Een Loei)
  4. Kevin Keegan Head Over Heels in Love
  5. Vinnie JonesBig Bad Leroy Brown
  6. Andy Cole – Outstanding
  7. Slaven Bilic – Vatreno ludilo
  8. Franz BeckenbauerGute Freunde Kann Niemand Trennen
  9. Ruud Gullit – Not The Dancing Kid
  10. Peter Schmeichel – We Can Do It**
  11. Youri Djorkaeff – Vivre Dans ta Lumière**

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