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When Footballers Meet Football Players

The NFL and professional football could not be any further from each other, but mutual respect and admiration bring the sports together. Check it out!

The sports codes are worlds apart. One requires extreme athleticism, bravery and precision. The other requires high levels of fitness, there’s even been debates over the name, but football players and footballers have a keen admiration for each other.

Scroll through our gallery to see these 2 sports collide:

Luis Suarez and Deandre Hopkins

Uruguayan talisman took to his Instagram to show off his visit and jersey from wide receiver, Houston Texans star, Deandre Hopkins.

Marcelo and Tom Brady

Real Madrid left back Marcelo, received a signed jersey from fellow number 12 and legendary New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady. The eccentric Brazilian showed off his gift on Instagram.

OBJ and Dani Alves, Neymar and Mbappé

Odell Beckham Junior recently visited PSG in a partnership he has with American giants Nike. The wide receiver took time out to pose with the club’s superstars, Dani Alves, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé who all exchanged jerseys with the Cleveland Browns superstar.

Lukaku and Leonard Fournette

Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku received a special visit and a signed jersey from the superstar, Leonard Fournette, who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The stars show that sport has the power to transcend borders and sporting codes and unite people from the most diverse backgrounds.


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