Football remains one of the leading sports with cross-appeal in other sports. Football draws a massive global appeal. From Africa to Europe and other parts of the world, it is almost impossible not to find passionate football fans.
One class of sportsmen who are huge fans of football are motorsport stars. The speed at NASCAR’s Ally 400 event may be far higher than the pace of the UEFA Champions League game. Still, the intensities of both sports are almost at par.
Top Motorsport Stars Who are Big Football Lovers
Sir Lewis Hamilton
Recently, Sir Lewis Hamilton confirmed that he had teamed up with one of the consortiums that put in a bid for Chelsea Football Club. Hamilton is a lifelong Arsenal fan, and his interest in Chelsea did raise a few eyebrows among Premier League fans. Hamilton is a multiple Grand Prix winner. He ranks as one of the top Formula One drivers, but football, a sport he has been following since the age of 5, is very dear to him.
The Dutch Formula One star is also another big football fan. Verstappen is a proud supporter of PSV Eindhoven. Verstappen has, on several occasions, publicly rooted for PSV.
When PSV is not on the scene, Verstappen supports anything related to Dutch football. Verstappen hopes that PSV can once again reach great heights in Europe as they did during the 2004/2005 UEFA Champions League campaign.
Vettel’s love for Eintracht Frankfurt is deep. Having spent most of his childhood living around Waldstadion, Vettel began to support Frankfurt passionately. When preparing to take on the wheels on different race tracks worldwide, Vettel always keeps an eye on Eintracht Frankfurt’s results to keep himself motivated.
Ricciardo is an avid Manchester United supporter and friend of Michael Carrick. Ricciardo is also friends with other footballers in his Native Australia and footballers from other countries.
Ricciardo’s breakthrough behind the wheel on different race tracks worldwide is driven by his positivity when facing different obstacles.
Manchester United’s recent performances may not have been impressive for the star behind the wheel, but true to Ricciardo’s nature, he will hope for a positive turn of events in the new season under Ten Haag.
Carlos Sainz Jr
The Sainz family are big Real Madrid fans. Carlos Sainz Senior, a rally driver, is an honorary Real Madrid member. Fortunately, Carlos Sainz Jr has picked on the same interests as his father. Hopefully, Carlos Sainz Jr will receive the same honor as his father someday.
Many motorsport stars are big fans of football. With the likes of Hamilton now pursuing interests in owning football clubs, the relationship between Motorsport and football looks set to take on a new interesting direction.