Dismiss Notice

Welcome to Christian Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
  • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
  • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting after you have posted 20 posts and have received 5 likes.
  • Access to private conversations with other members.

We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Christian footballers ?

Discussion in 'UK and Ireland' started by Bonhoffer, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. Bonhoffer

    Bonhoffer Hoping......

    Messages:
    2,022
    Likes Received:
    68
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Politics:
    US-Democrat
    Faith:
    Non-Denominational
    Hey out of interest I wondered if anyone knew the names of any high profile soccer players who are known to be 'born-again' Christians.

    With the lifestyle players lead these days it does seem hard to imagine a Christian footballer, but Jesus came for all and as a result there will be Christians in all proffessions.

    Imagine if David Beckham became a 'born-again' Christian !! That would be a great evangelical tool and would be garenteed to bring at least a few people to Christ!
     
  2. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk New Member

    Messages:
    12,522
    Likes Received:
    217
    Faith:
    Atheist
    There are a few, but I can't think of any names off hand at the moment :D
     
  3. PeterPaul

    PeterPaul New Member

    Messages:
    9,590
    Likes Received:
    291
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Politics:
    US-Others
    Faith:
    Catholic
    David, a born again? That would never happen to a self centered person like him. I look forward to beating him next year (Madrid sucks!)
     
  4. Bonhoffer

    Bonhoffer Hoping......

    Messages:
    2,022
    Likes Received:
    68
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Politics:
    US-Democrat
    Faith:
    Non-Denominational
    I hope you were joking, because it would be blasphemy to say that anyone was beyind being saved !

    Remember "Love your enemies"!
     
  5. Tangnefedd

    Tangnefedd A Liberal Christian

    Messages:
    3,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Christian
    Many premier league footballers are overpaid prima donnas, who think behaving badly will have their fans cheering even louder, and unfortunately they do! We would be much better off if the football clubs employed local lads who worked during the week and played their matches at the weekend. I cannot understand why clubs buy players from other countries or even from other parts of the UK. In my opinion the clubs should have players who live and work in the area like it used to be many years ago. OK the idea is a bit radical, but it makes me sick to see the clubs making millions out of the loyal supporters without giving them much back. The highly over priced replica kits, which are changed frequently and bought usually by folk who can least afford them, are a rip off. You need a second mortgage to afford a season ticket for some of the big clubs. These clubs are about big business and football just happens to be what they are selling, the sporting element has long been consigned to history. Sorry for the slightly off topic rant, but I feel quite strongly about this!
     
  6. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    There are a few north of the border:

    Marvin Andrews - Livinston FC
    Brian Irvine - Ross County
    Richard Huxford - once of Dunfermline, now at Burnley I believe
    Juan Sara - Dundee (well, he recently had his contract terminated as they went into administration. There were at least two others who were at Dundee)

    Ok so not exactly high-profile but saved all the same. I know that Marvin Andrews and Brian Irvine do a lot of speaking engagements on their faith.

    cheers,
    Andy
     
  7. British One

    British One Regular Member

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    7
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Politics:
    UK-Labour
    Faith:
    Christian
  8. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    If he was converted I think there would have to be a massive impact on his lifestyle if his conversion was to make people sit up and take notice.

    Jason Robinson (England rugby union international) is a star of the modern game and a committed christian. He is a fine role model.

    cheers,
    Andy
     
  9. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    Not only is it off topic but it displays a lack of uderstanding of how football has evolved in the last twenty years.

    Do you want to know why footballers get paid so much? Fans demand success -> clubs must buy the best players -> best players become prized commodities -> clubs must bid the highest and offer the best wages to get the best players. Simple really, supply and demand.

    And as for making millions out of the fans, complete rot! Most of the top flight clubs get their money from TV deals. Why do you think there was such a fuss when ITV digital went under? No-one makes fans pay £30 to watch their overpaid prima donnas or £50 for a replica shirt every six months. As for the hackneyed 'kids pestering parents for the latest shirts', ever tried saying "No, you can't have one."

    At the root of the modern business of football are the fans, no fans no football. They have made it what it is, no-one else.

    Andy
     
  10. Tangnefedd

    Tangnefedd A Liberal Christian

    Messages:
    3,576
    Likes Received:
    25
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Christian
    I think the media has made football what it is not the fans, but, what do I know, I don't even like the game, LOL!!!
     
  11. PeterPaul

    PeterPaul New Member

    Messages:
    9,590
    Likes Received:
    291
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Politics:
    US-Others
    Faith:
    Catholic
    No, I was just picking on him! ;)
     
  12. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    The only way in which the media have shaped football is that the TV companies have pumped in millions of pounds into the game because it is a highly marketable commodity. Marketable to whom you may ask. The fans.

    Andy
     
  13. Echolab

    Echolab Guest

    I heard David Moyes, Manager of Everton FC had a faith.

    Not sure though...
     
  14. Jamie70

    Jamie70 Regular Member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Faith:
    Anglican
    Glen Hoddle was some kind of Christian. He belonged to some weird sect though. Not even sure if it was Christian though. He's a bit old nowadays.
     
  15. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    Eh? A bit old????
     
  16. Jamie70

    Jamie70 Regular Member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Faith:
    Anglican
    Sorry, I meant to say odd! hehe well...he's also getting a bit old as well! ;)
     
  17. theFijian

    theFijian Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,881
    Likes Received:
    159
    Marital Status:
    Married
    Faith:
    Calvinist
    lol! We're all getting old you know (and odd)!

    Andy
     
  18. heavenliejediofthebeach

    heavenliejediofthebeach post star wars depression <img src="http://www3.ch

    Messages:
    7,592
    Likes Received:
    82
    Marital Status:
    Single
    Faith:
    Non-Denominational
    that would b great if ryan giggs was saved or even ruude!
     
  19. steverock

    steverock Veteran

    Messages:
    1,080
    Likes Received:
    35
    Faith:
    Christian
    Tim Howard of United is a christian!!
    he has openly said that in interviews and he said that God has helped him overcome his tourettes syndrome making him able to play world class football!!!
     
  20. Concerned

    Concerned New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Faith:
    Christian
Loading...