Footballers can truly have everything the world has to offer at their feet. Literally and metaphorically.
Those that are amongst the best in the world at the sport will get the chance to go to different areas of the world and play in some of the biggest games as they go on to represent their clubs and countries in continental competitions such as the UEFA Champions League or in the FIFA World Cup.
However, there are a number of players who have been able to experience some rather strange moves in their careers and moves to clubs in countries that many would not have been able to predict before they happened. I mean, if they had, then they should be heading to sportweddenschappen24 as they will be able to get the very best football odds possible!
The team at GiveMeSport highlighted some of the individuals who fall into this category and we have outlined some of them below.
When a player goes on to win almost everything that the sport has to offer, you would think you could retire happily and enjoy what was achieved during your career. Not when your Rivaldo.
The Brazilian superstar won the 1999 Ballon d’Or and played for teams such as Milan and Barcelona in his career, however that did not stop him from heading to Uzbekistan and Angola for stints with Bunyodkor and Kabuscorp respectively at the end of his career. He must have truly enjoyed playing football.
Another iconic Brazilian and another truly bizarre move. Ronaldinho was one of the game’s greatest ever players and was able to do things with a football that many would find unnatural, but his move to Mexican outfit Queretaro in 2014 was just a little too much.
Perhaps one of the strangest and most famous moves to British football fans, the iconic Edgar Davids decided to give Barnet a go in 2012 when he was signed as player/manager. A Dutch international legend and a player who represented some of the best football clubs in the 90s and 00s, the former midfielder looked way off the pace in League Two and the National League before leaving in 2014.
Many will know the current Manchester City boss for his days at Barcelona, but did you remember that he was playing for Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico in his final year of playing professional football? He managed 10 games for a team that would eventually be managed by Diego Maradona at one point, as well.
A Manchester United and Atletico Madrid hitman, Diego Forlan once graced the Hong Kong Premier League with Kitchee as he approached his 40th birthday. Six goals in 14 appearances at that age at any level is very good and he was getting to experience the rich lifestyle one can expect when in Hong Kong.