Quite a few footballers or athletes for that matter have a pre-game ritual or superstition. Some say it has a religious or a spiritual reason while others say it gives them a mental advantage ahead of an important match.
Many of the players tend to wear their right foot gear first as they hope it will bring them good luck. But, there are players that tend to do some unusual and bizarre pre-game rituals.
Here are the top 10 pre-game rituals of famous footballers.
#1 Cesc Fabregas kisses a ring given to him by his wife four time
The current Chelsea and Spain midfielder has a weird habit of kissing a ring, given by his wife, 4 times before he gets onto the pitch.
He mentions he isn’t superstitious at all but he feels this habit brings him good luck.
“I’m not superstitious at all but there is one thing that I started doing four years ago – it went well and I didn’t stop doing it.
“I kiss this ring that my wife gave me four times – my lucky number – and then I leave it in my locker and I go out.”
Cesc also believes kissing his ring 4 times because 4 is his lucky number as he had that number on his shirt throughout his whole career.