Football is a team game, and connections are important to make the team click. Spending so much time together in training, match days, pre-season tour and socially, occasionally we see a certain pair of players connect on a level above the rest.
These ‘bromances’ are becoming ever more common place as the game becomes more high pressure and intense. In this article we list 8 of the best and most loving bromances of them all!
7. Dele Alli and Eric Dier
Like most friendships between Brits, these two demonstrate their love for each other by bantering off. Dele tweeted an embarrassing video of Dier dancing, which the former retaliated to with an equally embarrassing video of Dele singing. Dele Alli even managed to schedule a ‘fight’ with man mountain Anthony Joshua to the laughter of Dier. The two have nearly been inseparable since joining forces at Tottenham Hotspur back in 2015.
6. Jose Mourinho and Marco Materazzi
It’s fair to say Jose Mourinho is a ‘Marmite’ manager. Some would go to war for him, some absolutely despise him! But it’s testament to the man’s coaching style that so many top name players gave everything for him and still respect him so highly.
Back in his Inter Milan days, no player bonded with Mourinho on such a level as Marco Materazzi. The two would embark upon the most successful season in the club’s history in the 2009/10 season where they won the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Champions League, becoming the first Italian side to achieve such success.
The video included above shows the emotional – and some might say Hollywood-esque romantic movie final scene – moment where the two emotional men share a ‘goodbye’ hug after having secured the treble, with Mourinho set to join Real Madrid that summer and return to the stadium he’d just won his second European Cup at. Mourinho’s tears say it all!