[Pictures] Top 10 footballers who smoke you won’t believe

Football players are meant to be fit and healthy. Therefore they have to eat a proper diet and take care of their body. Smoking is not good for players but it is not prohibited. some players love to have smoke sometimes or regularly. Football Devils present you with the list of the top ten footballers who smoke.

Football players who smoke
Football players who smoke

List of Players

10. Neymar Jr

Before moving to Europe, Neymar Jr has a habit of smoking. He was a phenomenal player in his time in Brazil. During his time in Brazil, he was seen smoking a cigarette. Barcelona bought him in 2013. After moving to Barca, he has stopped smoking. Neymar was one of the best players during his time at Barcelona. In 2017, he has signed for Paris-Saint-German for a fee of 222 million euros.

Neymar is smoking Cigarettes
Neymar smoking Cigarette. Source: Getty Images

9. Zinedine Zidane

Ballon d’Or winner Zinedine Zidane has been pictured once smoking a cigarette. It was before the 2006 World Cup semi-final against Portugal. Real Madrid and Juventus legend Zidane was even part of an anti-smoking campaign in 2002. Smoking didn’t get in the way of him becoming the best player in the world at one point.

Zinedine Zidane smoking Cigarette
Zinedine Zidane smoking Cigarette. Source: Sportskeeds and CFP

8. Lionel Messi

Do you know that even goat smoked? Well, during the start of Messi’s career, he sometimes liked to smoke during his summer break. It is surprising that even Messi smokes. But now he stopped. Seven times Ballon d’Or winner saw enjoying a cigarette in his early time.

Leo made his first-team Barcelona debut in 2004 at the age of 16 years, 4 months, and 23 days old in a friendly game against José Mourinho’s Porto. Currently, he plays for Paris-Saint-German. In 2021, he left his beloved club Barcelona after spending 21 years.

Leo Messi smoking Cigarette
Leo Messi enjoying Cigarette

7. Dimitar Berbatov

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov say he is not a smoker. The picture of him with a cigarette on his lips clearly shows that he had smoked. The retired Bulgarian footballer about the picture once said: “I pretended to smoke because I looked cool holding a cigarette, but that’s it, so I don’t know why people think I smoke just from one picture.”

Dimitar Berbatov smoking
Dimitar Berbatov captured smoking

6. Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is one of those footballers who enjoy smoking. Former Real Madrid and Arsenal star is seen smoking cigarettes one time or another lying on a luxury yacht. 2014 FIFA World Cup winner was once seen enjoying his summer holiday with friends where we can see him smoking. The German midfield is one of the famous players who currently plays for the Turkish side of Fenerbahçe.

Mesut Ozil enjoying smoking with friends
Mesut Ozil enjoying smoking with friends. Source: Getty Images

5. Marco Veratti

The Italian midfielder Marco Veratti may be one of the most underrated players in terms of football, but he’s smoking still does not gets unnoticed. He is a smoker and alcoholic and loves doing parties. Despite his unhealthy lifestyle, he has not disappointed his fans in the stadium as he delivers what his fans expect. French football journalist Julien Laurens discussed Verratti’s lifestyle choices after PSG’s win against Manchester United in 2019. He said,

“Last week he was partying until 6am for Neymar’s birthday, because he smokes, because he drinks because he’s out almost every day of the week. When he comes out with a game like this tonight at Old Trafford I think it’s just sensational.”

Marco Veratti with a Cigarette
Marco Veratti enjoying the holiday with a Cigarette

4. Radja Nainggolan

Radja Nainggolan is one of those footballers who smoke. He once live-streamed himself smoking on Instagram. He even lighted up a few cigarettes during the stream. We can know that he smokes regularly. Nainggolan had played for some big clubs like Roma and Inter Milan. Currently, he plays for the Belgian side Royal Antwerp F.C.

Radja Nainggolan smoking on insta live
Radja Nainggolan smoking on live. Source: Getty Images

3. Wayne Rooney

One of the best strikers in Premier League history Wayne Rooney was once seen smoking a cigarette. He used to smoke in his early 20s when he had just joined Manchester United. UEFA Champions League 2008 winner is a record goalscorer for England and Manchester United. Currently, he is a manager of Derby County.

Wayne Rooney smoking Cigarette
Wayne Rooney smoking Cigarette. Source: Getty Images

2. Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has done a lot of weird things. He makes no secret of his smoking habit, often swanning around with a cigarette in his mouth. Italian striker smoked while playing for Man City and Liverpool in the Premier League. Super Mario currently plays for Turkish side Adana Demirspor.

Mario Balotelli is smoking a Cigarette
Mario Balotelli is smoking a Cigarette. Source: Splash/ Getty Images

1. Gianluigi Buffon

The legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been caught enjoying cigarettes here or there. His smoking habit hasn’t stopped him from having a long and successful career. He had won a FIFA World Cup in 2006 but yet to win UEFA Champions League. Buffon once took drugs when he was young. The Juventus legend currently plays for Serie B club Parma FC and still going strong at the age of 44.

Gianluigi Buffon smoking Cigarette
Gianluigi Buffon smoking Cigarette. Source: Mirror

 

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