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Top Tattoos: A football XI of tattooed players

Ashish Thakur
Modified 13 Jun 2015, 17:01 IST
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David Beckham and his tattoos
David Beckham and his tattoos

Football team of tattooed players. A start to a new era where almost every footballer is getting tattooed. Some tattoos have a story or meaning behind behind it. Others are just meant to be. To share the stories of their life with their fans, to show their love towards something, footballers prefer to cover their body with ink instead of writing a book about it. Some tattoos are really eye-catching and some tattoos really make us laugh!

We bring to you the ‘Tattooed Football Club’ which includes the football players who have extra-ordinary ink and designs on their body.

Formation: 3-4-3

Goal-keeper: Tim Howard

#1 football team of tattooed players

Country: United States
Club: Everton

Very few people know that Tim Howard has got tattoos on his body. The American goalkeeper’s tattoos include Superman’s logo, his mother’s name, dragons and a cross, Chinese characters that represent God, family, faith, health, and happiness. Being a goalkeeper, he rarely gets to take off his jersey to display his tattoos!

Right Centre-defender: Sergio Ramos


#2 football team of tattooed players

Country: Spain
Club: Real Madrid CF

Sergio Ramos has a total of 11 tattoos on his body including his arms, back, right wrist and even left middle finger! Some of them represent his parents’ names, the initials of his siblings along with his own, ‘MSR’ and several phrases in different languages. The Spaniard got his first tattoo at the age of 15.

Centre-defender: Martin Skrtel

#3 football team of tattooed players

Country: Slovakia
Club: Liverpool FC

The Liverpool defender has eye-catching sleeves covered with tattoos. Apart from his sleeves and back, Skrtel also has a tattoo on his rib cage with the words ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’, which means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’.

Left Centre-defender: Daniel Agger

#4 football team of tattooed players

Country: Denmark
Club: Brondby

Being a qualified tattoo artist, Daniel Agger has covered his back and both his sleeves with extra-ordinary inking. The Danish defender has even got the initials YNWA tattooed on his knuckles as a show of respect for his former club, Liverpool.

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Published 05 Apr 2013, 18:02 IST
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