There are plenty of footballers who are model professionals and great ambassadors for the sport because of their activities on and off the pitch. These players are genuinely nice guys. Whether they give to charity, stay out of the news or are just happy and humble, we have compiled a list of the nicest footballers in the Premier League.
Shyness and modesty are two common descriptions of the man who made history by winning back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester and Chelsea. Not only did he patiently wait his turn to lift the World Cup, he kept his second hand car that he bought when he was at Leicester City when he moved to Chelsea!
The West Ham midfielder struck up a loving friendship when he was at Arsenal with young Jack Marshall, who was suffering with a brain tumour. Wilshere visited him regularly and invited him and his family round his house for barbecues until young Jack passed away.
Mesut Ozil has generally always stayed away from controversy throughout his football career. He also donates heavily to charity as he’d rather give his earnings to people less fortunate. At the 2014 World Cup he gave away every penny he earned to hospitals in Brazil as a thank you to the country for being so hospitable. He’s also helped people caught up in the conflict of the Syrian War by going there to visit refugee camps, spending time with those affected.
Mata’s level of preparation for match days is unprecedented; he reads up on opposition teams and players he’s preparing to face. He also knows football statistics that you’d have thought were lost in the history books. He genuinely cares about all things football.
Marcus Rashford and his mother visited a food charity in Greater Manchester to help out after MPs voted against extending free school meals over the holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of the defeat, Rashford called on people to unite to protect the most vulnerable children. As a result the charity named a new warehouse in honour of the footballer's mum, Melanie.
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