5 favorite anime characters of football players in the world

In this article, let’s take a look at the football players who like to watch anime or admire a certain anime character! It seems that Captain Tsubasa is still the most passionate!


1. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández – football player from Mexico announced himself as a fan of ‘Saint Seiya’ when he was interviewed at an event in the Florida Cup. When being asked about his favorite childhood character, he replies that he really admires Pegasus’s Seiya.

9 nhân vật anime yêu thích của các danh thủ bóng đá trên thế giới

2. Andrés Iniesta

Spanish player Andrés Iniesta also likes ‘Captain Tsubasa’, he used to wear a shirt that refers to the work of Yoichi Takahashi, or of Niupi, Toho and Andy Johnson. Also, there was a time when the mangaka said that Iniesta will be Oliver Atom (Ozora Tsubasa). But recently, he thinks differently and says his character is more like Messi.

9 nhân vật anime yêu thích của các danh thủ bóng đá trên thế giới

3. Sergio Agüero

The Argentine also showed his interest in Japanese animation. His nickname is ‘Kun’ Agüero derived from the ‘Kum-Kum’ series. His family and neighbors started calling him that nickname because he pronounced the word “Kun”.

9 nhân vật anime yêu thích của các danh thủ bóng đá trên thế giới

4. Lukas Podolski

During the launch at Vissel Kobe, in 2017, Podolski used his favorite Steve Hyuga character (Kojiro Hyuga) and Oliver Atom. In addition, Lukas Podolski gave an autographed shirt to mangaka Yoichi Takahashi and he was given a drawing.

9 nhân vật anime yêu thích của các danh thủ bóng đá trên thế giới

5. Fernando Torres

Male Spanish player once revealed that he wanted to be like Oliver Atom in Captain Tsubasa. Fernando Torres said: “I remember when I was a kid, people talked about a Japanese comic book series. The series is called Oliver and Benji (Captain Tsubasa). Young couples attend the team. As a national team and together they won the World Cup top spot, both of them played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich and they won in Europe, which is why I started playing football, I want to become Oliver,…”

9 nhân vật anime yêu thích của các danh thủ bóng đá trên thế giới

 

 

 

 

 

 

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