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Footballers & Their Off-Field Ventures

Footballers are very aware that they cannot play the game forever, so some either end up going into coaching or into the business world.

Today, the Fan Park Crew takes a look footballers that were gutsy enough to use their fame to establish their own brands.

Rio Ferdinand

Brand: #5 – Ferdy Five

#5 brand captures the importance of sports and lifestyle in its clothing range. If you follow Rio on social media you will see he is constantly punting the brand and it seems everyone loves it.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Brand: CR7

The CR7 brand started off as a boutique in his hometown, but has escalated into a globally renowned brand thanks to Ronaldo. The brand boasts an underwear and shoe collection, which has all been launched through advertisements on iconic buildings.

Vincent Kompany

Brand: Good Kompany

Kompnay's lifelong dream was to become a professional football player and own a sports bar. He recently fulfilled this dream by opening two bars in Belgium. The bars are named Good Kompany and are supposed to be a relaxing lounge for food and football enthusiasts.

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs

Brand: Cafe Football

Early last year, we saw the opening of Cafe Football, a football themed restaurant owned by Neville and Giggs, with the aim of providing comfort food with the luxury of enjoying football. This joint venture has been a long time coming, and is said to be something the both have discussed for years.

Can you think of any other footballers that have established their own brands? 

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