Wednesday, September 02, 2009

10 Footballers on Twitter

Twitter bird with football

Twitter is very common now. Many of the professionals in various arenas of sports tweet. Be it when they're on the road or in practice or even during matches. So much so, USTA (United States Tennis Federation) sent out a warning to all the players to keep from tweeting as it could result in cheating or betting irregularity.

However, we are aware of footballers being on Twitter too. Darrent Bent was transferred to Sunderland from Spurs after his rant on Twitter. This caused a huge furor and forced a rather active (at least on Twitter!) Jonathon Woodgate to shut down his account.

How about we list the football players that exist on Twitter? Some of them are taken from EPL Talk (removed the non existant page of Woodgate) . I cannot guarantee the authenticity of all the accounts so I would leave the judgement up to you. The list is random and no particular order is followed.

1. Peter Crouch (Spurs) - English forward currently playing for Spurs (after a whole merry go around!) has 1007 followers. His last tweet :

just discovering twitter on my laptop, trying to persuade the other lads to join
10:33 PM Apr 1st from web

2. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - Liverpool captain Stevie G has a whooping 36,445 followers. I don't think it is a real account and not active, as expected. Here is the last tweet :

Thanks to all that are following, I view twitter as my gateway to the fans.. especially liverpool fans.. cheers everyone..
11:36 PM Jul 16th from web

3. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) - This is a CONFIRMED account belonging to Aston Villa's number two goalkeeper after Brad Friedel. Despite playing only one game for the Villains he is highly rated by manager Martin O'Neil. He currently has 2459 followers. His last tweet :

busy week
1:53 AM Aug 27th from web

4. Jozy Altidore (Hull City) - Altidore is one of the best strikers ever for United States national team. He plays for Hull City and in a new he announced his loan transfer from Spanish side Villareal to the KC Stadium via Twitter! He currently has 17,389 followers. His last tweet :

about 1 hour ago from UberTwitter

5. Freddy Adu (Belenenses) - When young he was regarded as one of the most exciting players and a great proposition to carry American football forward but sadly that failed to happen. He currently plays in Portugal. Currently has 12,133 followers. His last tweet :

matthew 19:26 with men its impossible but with God all things are possible. Game tonight against olhanense.
about 5 hours ago from web

6.Stan Collymore (former Liverpool,Nottingham Forest,Aston Villa and a hoard of other clubs) - This former player and current football talk show host on UTV's talkSport. He currently has 4,861 followers. His last tweet : on msn instant messenger from 2pm.make your pre match point and predictions whoever you support.then 08717223344 5pm
5:46 PM Aug 29th from web

7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - Once a bad boy of football rejuvenated himself and is currently a big strength for England and Manchester United alike. Talks about football and his personal life too. Nice to see that, if this account is indeed for real. Rooney has 20,938 followers. His last tweet :

@wonder_nat parents ?i really cant wait Colleen looks great but she always does.its great to talk about other things apart from football
about 5 hours ago from web

8. Jacques Faty (Sochaux) - Faty currently plays in the French League for Sochaux. Had a brief stint at Marseille and had nearly joined Juventus. He has 133 followers and tweets in English and French both. His last tweet :

salut a tous, je parle en direct du portugal. Match avec le Senegal contre l Angola
10:51 PM Sep 2nd from web

9. Maurice Edu (Glasgow Rangers) - Maurice is a member of the United States national team and plays his club football in England. He won the Rookie of the year award while playing for Toronto FC. He has 5,728 followers. Its a Twitter confirmed VERIFIED account. His last tweet :

Just linked up with my boys @devobrown n @akataboo on King st. What's next? CNE? Hmm...
about 3 hours ago from UberTwitter

10. Paul Dalglish (former Norwich City, Wigan Athletic and various more) - Son of legendary Liverpool and Celtic player, Kenny Dalglish , had a rather unsuccessful career unlike his father. Right now he is the coach at Houston Dynamo academy. He has 1,292 followers. His last tweet :

I see on the bbc website Fergie backing the Eduardo ban....i wonder if he'd of done that if Ronaldo was still at Utd. Mmmm
about 6 hours ago from TweetDeck


11. Bojan Krkic (Barcelona) - Barcelona's young forward Bojan Krkic is also there on Twitter! Tweeting in both Spanish and English, he talks mainly about the game and has a Barcelona twibbon too. He currently has 606 followers. His last tweet :

@danepioli too late, I will record it! Not sure: Alves or Messi...
about 8 hours ago from Splitweet in reply to danepioli

(Thanks to Bojan for the tip)

This concludes the list of 10 footballers on Twitter but I would like to know, who would you love to see on Twitter amongst all the leagues? Phil Brown so he can announce his transfer demands? Jose Mourinho so he can rant like he used to when at Chelsea? Someone else.. leave comments. :) I would love to see Phil Brown tweet. No holds barred! :D

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Blogger Noufel said...

Im not sure if Steven Gerrard's is an original account. Did u check withe the folks @LFCTV?? Remember reading about fake twitter profiles of Torres & Gerrard n all dat...

September 5, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Tanuj Lakhina said...

I don't think it is a REAL account. But I hope there is an actual Gerrard account somewhere :)

September 5, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Bojan said...

@bojankrkic FC Barcelona player

September 6, 2009 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger Tanuj Lakhina said...

Thanks Bojan. Will update the post, it does seem like its a real account.

September 6, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

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