When the nerves of a football match start rising, players seek ways to remain calm. When the nerves of a football match start rising, players seek ways to remain calmed, and even though there are many ways to relax the senses, a great number of stars would rather listen to music than anything else. All genres and styles. Reggaeton, pop, cumbia, rap, trap, Catalan rumba and many others, dressing rooms from the football teams become a mixture of rhythms that many enjoy listening to in private, as they have expressed and shared. Let’s check them out.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The former Real Madrid star sings along with old school pop singers and bands such as Elton John, Phil Collins and George Michael. He has even stated that he has used Michael’s songs to help him on his dates, conquering the hearts of women.

Lionel Messi

The Argentine star and Barcelona’s main striker has shown many times that he’s an avid fan of Cumbia music, and among all the singers he listens to, his favourite is Sergio Torres. A mutual admiration that took the artist dedicate a song to the footballer.

Neymar

One of the footballers known for being a prolific dancer, together with Dani Alves, is Neymar. The Brazilian player always enters the field on the rhythm of his country’s music. He’s shown, for instance, that he was a big fan of Brazilian singer Michel Telo and his world-famous song ‘Ai se eu te pego’ singing and dancing along with the player on a performance.

Bale

This Walsh player is crazy about music, mostly British music. He has claimed that when at his home, he only watched sports and music channels. The band Manic Street Preachers dedicated a song to the Wales National Team, with a direct mention to Bale and other players.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

A peculiar fellow in and out the field, Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a huge fan of Reggae music. And this might not come as a surprise, but his favourite singer is no other, but the one and only Bob Marley among, of course, other performers.

Griezmann

As the official Atlético de Madrid’s DJ (on a constant friendly competition with Juanfran), Antoine Griezmann shares his musical tastes with the whole dressing room. This French footballer has turned several songs from The Party Band into anthems of his team, as he did when he was part of Real Sociedad.

Vitolo

Sevilla’s greatest sensation has the Canarian rhythm on his veins. Just like his countryman Jesé, he’s in love with Reggaeton, Latin Trap and flows with the songs that hype him up. It is well-known, that he’s a big fan of Tony Dize and his songs.

Iniesta

This Spanish star bets on his land’s music and he loves Catalan music as well. He’s not only an Estopa fan, but he has also made a good friendship with the Muñoz brothers, the singers, writers and producers of the band.

David de Gea

On the Premier League, there are players who break the usual behaviour of the dressing rooms, one of them is David de Gea. Manchester United’s goalkeeper (and Spain’s National Team) enjoys himself some heavy metal, with bands such as Slipknot.

Xabi Alonso

An honorific mention goes to former player Xabi Alonso, who previous to his retirement, also left his mark on the dressing rooms with his musical taste. Just like David de Gea, Xabi is a big fan of rock music, being a big fan of bands such as Spiritualized and My Bloody Valentine, and even though there are many ways to relax the senses, a great number of stars would rather listen to music than anything else. All genres and styles.

Reggaeton, pop, cumbia, rap, trap, Catalan rumba and many others, dressing rooms from the football teams become a mixture of rhythms that many enjoy listening to in private, as they have expressed and shared. Let’s check them out.