Football (soccer) is the most popular sport among people of all ages in Myanmar without a doubt. Burmese fans love watching football for many reasons ranging from public bonding, pleasure, and also hobbies to sports betting. Needless to say, people in Myanmar are football athletes. To enjoy individual sports, they create their football team either for leisure or practice skills for upcoming matches. Interestingly, Myanmar’s national football team is under the management of the Myanmar Football Federation. Throughout its history, Myanmar (Burma) had incredible winning records over Iran and South Korea. Also, the team won an international award twice in a row back in 1966 and 1970 as one of the best football teams in Asia.
Three football idols Burmese fans love the most
Apart from its football achievement, Burmese players and a whole bunch of sports lovers are. Of course, inspired by the top three greatest football idols. Above all, when visiting Myanmar, you can see the three greatest players everywhere on advisement boards, energy/sports drinks, sportswear fashion, and even on your sports TV channels. Burmese’s football inspiration is Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Bruno Fernandes. Therefore, let’s discover the top reasons why Burmese are so in love with the three players.
No.1 Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo has become the world sensation for over a century-impressively. Thanks to his unbeatable football talents, gifted psychical appearance, and big heart helping the needy and especially children. Most importantly, Ronaldo, well-known as CR7, is a Portuguese professional footballer under the title of the world’s highest-paid athlete and billionaire. Doubtlessly, CR7 is excellent at many things. Throughout his football career, he has been the king and great inspiration in the team. CR7 is currently playing for the giant Italian football club called Juventus with an annual salary of 35million dollars in 2020. As a result, Ronaldo became the highest-paid footballer in the world, with a total net worth of $466 million.
Ronaldo’s business outside football
Besides his football career, this world’s highest-paid athlete expressed his views in the public that he would like to see himself outside his career and decided to run a hotel on his own in 2015. The name of the hotel is Pestana CR7, established in Lisbon, the coastal capital city in Portugal. With the partnership with Pestana Group, the hotel officially opened in 2016. More importantly, Ronaldo even owns his fashion brand that covers shoes, underwear, clothing line, fragrance, and even cleats.
Top reasons you should love Ronaldo
The most significant reason CR7 remains in the heart of everyone is his devotion to society, family, and fans. With good heart and soul, this 35-year-old forward player sacrifices a lot of his time to do charity events. He has such a strong commitment to promoting the welfare of others all over the world.
Ronaldo’s devotion to charity and reaching out the needy
In 2011, CR7 made his first donation of $1.5 million to provide school buildings in Gaza. Moreover, to improve children’s lives, CR7 took part as an ambassador of the Unicef and World Vision to donate roughly nearly 1 million dollars. Besides, the donated money was his bonus from the Champions League. On top of that, CR7 also hosted a charity event selling his shirts out and gave away all the income to Save the Children and the Red Cross (https://bit.ly/2YsXqrZ). As a perfect role model, CR7 adores kids, and he’s a living idol to inspire hundreds of young footballers who share similar dreams.
Ronaldo’s great fatherhood and breadwinner
Being a philanthropist is not enough to mention. CR7 has been seen as a great father and breadwinner of his family with a loving heart and care. In addition, there’s nothing this man would instead do besides spending quality time with his lovely kids at home and takes vacations with his family. With this wonderful combination of the kind spirits, he put into this world, who would not love Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s social media accounts:
Official website: https://www.cristianoronaldo.com
Instagram (IG) link: https://www.instagram.com/cristiano
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/Cristiano
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/Cristiano
No.2 Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is a talented and marvelous footballer from Argentina. He started his career early seventeen with Barcelona FC in 2004. Messi is known as the most loyal Player for Barcelona, where he has played for over a decade. Likewise, Lionel Messi is the world’s highest-paid player with fantastic football skills, excellent teamwork spirit, and his simplicity. During his career with Barcelona, Messi’s annual net worth started from $173.6 million in 2010 to reach $400 million in 2020.
Lionel Messi’s achievement
Impressively, this 33-year-old player had won the award of the world top scorer from the European Golden Shoe for six times in a row which beat the world football record. In 2009, this great footballer also won World Player of the Year along with the top nominees, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, and Kaká. Surprisingly, Barcelona FC renewed contract with Messi until 2021 with an annual salary of over $80 million. Just recently, Messi made an official announcement to have a lifetime deal with the sport design company “Adidas.”
Messi’s best team player with a humble heart
Messi is often compared to Ronaldo, and both fandom keep showing off who is the best. It is common now to see such debate carries on until the present time. Messi and Ronaldo were born with unique traits when it comes to personality and football style. Moreover, the powerful feature Messi has owned is the best team player quality. Without any doubt, Messi gives priority to teamwork efficiency and is willing to play more for the team rather than himself.
Although Messi is a well-known billionaire with the crazy rich assets, he lives a simple and loyal life with his family if compared to other celebrities. His generosity and devotion to countless charity also make him a lifetime idol. Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization, it gives credits to the Argentinian superhero, Messi, who initiates a global campaign to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Similar to Ronaldo, Messi is an active philanthropist committed to helping the world and especially children’s welfare.
Messi’s tough time with an unexpected disease
Lionel Messi, one of the world’s fabulous footballers at the age of nine, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is one of the symptoms of the autistic spectrum. Although Messi is presently a global football sensation, he had a very tough childhood to achieve his dreams. While earning profits from his current football club when he first signed at the age of 13, he used most of his income for regular treatment.
Lionel Messi’s social media accounts:
Official website: https://messi.com/en/
Instagram (IG) link: https://www.instagram.com/leomessi
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/leomessi/
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/teammessi
No.3 Bruno Fernandes
Born as Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes, he is one of the top professional footballers both in Portugal national team and Manchester United. Fernandes plays the biggest team role as a midfielder and gains enormous popularity for his defensive skills and his abilities to score. The midfield player scored total goals of 64 in 137 matches for Sporting CP and ultimately won the Portuguese Cup in 2018-2019. As a young player, Fernandes started his career very early. At the age of 19, he participated in Portugal U19, and since then, his football career is at peak mode. Here is the list of the football club he had been playing throughout his career development:
- 2012-2013 Navara
- 2013-2016 Udinese
- 2016-2017 Sampdoria
- 2017-2020 Sporting CP
- 2020-Present time: Manchester United
Bruno Fernandes’s career
Bruno Fernades newly registered a five-year contract with Manchester United in January 2020 with an annual salary of $6.3 million. This 25-year-old player accomplished an essential masterpiece and won countless awards. Last year, he won five awards, including Footballer of the Year, Portuguese Cup Winner, and Winner UEFA Nations League. Primarily, after the complete transfer to Manchester United for just one month, Fernandes had been awarded as the player of the Month for February in the Premier League. For sure, his public recognition will continue to rise with his long-life journey in Manchester United.
Bruno Fernandes’ social media accounts:
Instagram (IG) link: https://www.instagram.com/brunofernandes.10/?hl=en
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/BrunoFernandesOfficial/
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/B_Fernandes8