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Poker Scores a Goal

Jan Sorensen

Jan Sorensen

Interestingly enough, Manchester City once made a £30 million bid for Messi by mistake. This happened around 2009, when Sheik Mansour completed his £210 million takeover of the club, thus the rumored offer to Barcelona. It was apparently a miscommunication between both parties during a phone conversation, “…it’s all getting messy” somehow translated into “Let’s get Messi.” The offer was rejected, obviously. Bids and bets are part of the game, on and off the pitch, for players and fans of football. This just goes to show that football is a highly competitive sport. So it’s no surprise that there are professional football players who decided they wanted to play cards. This is when their careers as professional football players waned and waxed into a new career, turning them into full time poker pros. You can’t deny the adrenaline rush these football players get as they score a goal and it’s exactly the same as hitting the jackpot on the poker tables. Let’s take a look at some of the football players who ventured into the world of poker:

We all know former {Manchester United}, Tottenham and England striker Teddy Sheringham, and how he has made a successful career out of poker. He started playing poker during the latter years of his football career and became full time after retiring. He placed a very impressive 14th in the {World Series of Poker} Europe Main Event in 2009. After that, he kept cashing in on the good stuff, and was considered a force to be reckoned with. Teddy Sheringham has accumulated over $298,000 in tournaments. Those who’d like to try their hands at poker can start by playing at online casinos like []. Try your luck at thrilling casino games such as blackjack and roulette, slots, and many more. You’ll find all the information you need to start playing on the site, all you have to do is click on the get started link.

Meanwhile, the most successful football pro turned professional poker star story goes to Odense BK’s Jan Vang Sørensen. His phenomenal success as a poker superstar is the best among the other football players venturing into the world of poker. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2002 at WSOP’s $2,500 Limit Omaha Event acquiring $185,000 in cash prizes. Sørensen won his second WSOP bracelet during a $5,000 Limit Seven Card Stud Event. After joining many poker tournaments, he then won the 2008 Master Classics of Poker Main Event. To date he has won over $2 million from poker tournaments. Messi fans who are also into poker can grab the Lionel Messi playing cards poker set available online. Who knows you might be the next lucky football fan out there.



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