5 Christian Football Players Who Are Sharing Their Faith With The World.

Written by on March 23, 2024

Football (Soccer) is the most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 3.5 billion fans across the globe.

As a result, players have huge platforms to show off their talent on the pitch but are also starting to have more influence off it.

Here are 5 football players who are using their powerful voices to share the good news of Jesus:

1. Bukayo Saka

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has talked openly about his faith on several occasions. The 22-year-old most recently shared what his Christian belief means to him when asked about it during a press conference with England.

He said: “I read my Bible every night.

“For me, it’s really important to have the presence of God in me all the time and it gives me more confidence to know that God’s plan is perfect, so I can go on the pitch and know that God has my back.

“But the main thing for me is just keeping my faith. You know just having faith in God so I don’t need to be nervous or worry about any outcomes because obviously it’s my first World Cup.

“You know I can start worrying about different things and different outcomes, but instead I just choose to put my faith in God.”

You can watch the press conference here:

2. Mykhailo Mudryk

Mykhailo Petrovych Mudryk is a Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the Ukraine national team.

As a follower of Jesus, the Ukranian’s ink creations point to his sovereign creator.

Arguably the Ukrainian’s most famous tattoo appears on his neck, simply stating ‘Only Jesus’:

On his chest, reads a tattoo that says: ‘Dear God, If today I lose my hope, please remind me that your plans are better than my dreams…’

A beautiful reminder that God has a plan for his people.

3. Alisson & Firmino

Former Liverpool teammates Alisson and Roberto Firmino share a very special friendship… they’re brothers in Christ.

In January 2020, Alisson was present at Firmino’s baptism.

Firmino also posted a video of the baptism on Instagram, adding the note: “I gave you my failures and the victories I will give you too.

“My greatest title is Your Love, Jesus! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, new things have come!”

4. Cody Gakpo

Another Liverpool player, Cody Gakpo, is also living his life with God at the centre.

He told Dutch newspaper NRC in an interview: “Not only in my career, religion helps my whole life.

“It’s a lifestyle for me. I take the Bible with me everywhere and every day, in the UK or wherever else.

“If I can’t go to church, I call the pastor.

”Faith gives me peace. And strength when I need it. I often read the Bible before I go to sleep.”

5. Olivier Giroud

World Cup winner Olivier Giroud has always been very publicly outspoken about his faith in Christ.

A tattoo on the inside of his right arm reads: “dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit”, which is Latin for “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”, a reference to Psalm 23.

We conclude this week with these 5 players, next week we continue with the remaining 5 players that we shall talk about.

Credit: sport and faith

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current track