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5 Footballers Who Sound Nothing Like You Would Expect Them To

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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Footballer interviews can be one of the most mundane, cliché-filled, and just generally boring ways to waste your time, and unfortunately it seems as though that is the case for the vast majority of them.

On the rare occasion that someone enjoys a footballer's interview, it's usually because they said something controversial, accidentally swear, or if you've never heard them before and they have a funny voice.

The following players fall into the latter category, as when you hear them speak for the first time it can be a bit of a surprise. Some funny, some unusual, here are 5 footballers who sound nothing like you would expect them to.

Chris Smalling


A big English centre-back, you may expect him to have a gritty London accent or at least a low-pitched tombre, but no, he sounds like he's coming down off a helium high.

Asmir Begovic

The goalkeeper for the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team sounds more American than the goalkeeper for the United States national team. We know he grew up over there, but still.


Hector Bellerin

He came through the ranks at Barcelona, but you could easily confuse this Spaniard for a Dizzee Rascal loving Londoner.

Peter Lovenkrands

Lovenkrands is from Denmark, but after learning English while playing for Rangers, he sounds like a life-long Glaswegian.

Kyle Walker

Another one who you may expect to sound like a cockney, Kyle Walker sounds more like a chuckle-brother.



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