Footballers Biggest Gambling Wins

Footballers Biggest Gambling Wins

Betting on football has long been a popular pastime for many who love the sport. However, for professional players for whom it is against the rules to bet on matches, they must look elsewhere if they are to gamble their millions. While many have come unstuck in the past, with the likes of current Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend and former Arsenal man Paul Merson having lost substancial amounts through gambling, others have had huge success, with mobile casino games making it easier than ever to get involved.

Avoiding relegation from the Premier League is certainly one of the biggest reliefs for any player, with players in the English top flight undoubtedly among the best paid in the whole of football, with Sunderland’s great escape in 2013 no different. Scotland international Phil Bardsley certainly celebrated in style, with the now Stoke City defender pictured covered in £50 notes following a successful night at the casino. For most of us, gambling with such amounts is a pipe dream, however mobile casino games at LadyLucks provide various football related slot games that can help to recreate such a rush.

Elsewhere, having long been the king of Italian football, Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is another player with a love of gambling, with the veteran now serving as an ambassador for a poker company. The former Parma youngster is believed to have won over 1.5 million Euros in the past from his poker games.

Scottish defender Dominic Matteo had a successful career for both Liverpool and Leeds United, even making it to the semi finals of the Champions League in 2001 for the Yorkshire club. Since retiring from the game, Matteo has added to his substantial wealth through gambling, with horse racing in particular proving fruitful. With bets of up to £200,000 at a time, it is hard for many to imagine the thrill of wagering with such amounts, however mobile casino games can certainly provide a more risk-free alternative.

Meanwhile, 2016 Ballon d’Or winner and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a well-known poker player, with the Portuguese international regularly featuring in celebrity games, often coming away from events with huge winnings.


Celtic vs Hamilton Accies team news plus previews of the other Scottish Premiership fixtures


Striker Leigh Griffiths returns to the Celtic squad after recovering from a calf injury.

Winger Patrick Roberts will miss out again with a hamstring complaint while midfielder Tom Rogic remains sidelined after having an operation on his ankle.

Hamilton could have Greg Docherty and Georgios Sarris back after they returned to full training following injury. Dan Seaborne and Grant Gillespie are also pushing for starts after knocks confined them to the bench last weekend.

Ali Crawford (ankle), Jesus Garcia Tena (knee), Darren Lyon (hip), Alex D’Acol (ankle), Louis Longridge (broken foot) and Shaun Want (ankle) remain on the sidelines.


Aberdeen (2) v Ross County (9)

Graeme Shinnie, Jayden Stockley and Peter Pawlett are pushing for starts for Aberdeen, who boast a fully fit squad, after coming off the bench in the win at Kilmarnock.

Frank Ross is added to the squad after missing the trip to Rugby Park with a knock.

Ross County boss Jim McIntyre is still without midfielders Christopher Routis (hamstring) and Chris Burke (illness) but otherwise has no fresh injury worries as his side attempt to end a five-game run without a win.


Motherwell (10) v Dundee (6)

Motherwell are set to be without experienced defenders Stephen McManus (groin) and Steven Hammell (hip).

Right-back Richard Tait and midfielder Carl McHugh return from suspension while Ross MacLean (shoulder) and Kieran Kennedy (hip) remain on the sidelines.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley will take a strong and almost fully fit squad to Fir Park. Defender James McPake is still building up his match fitness after injury.


Partick Thistle (7) v Hearts (4)

Utility player Christie Elliott returns to the Thistle squad after serving a two-match ban.

Midfielder Sean Welsh faces eight to 12 weeks out after undergoing surgery on a foot injury. Long-term absentees Ryan Scully (shoulder), Stuart Bannigan and Gary Fraser (both knee) also remain out.

Hearts strikers Bjorn Johnsen (back) and Rory Currie (bruising) are doubts.

Midfielder Don Cowie (ribs) remains sidelined while Prince Buaben is still building up his fitness after a groin problem. Long-term injury victims John Souttar (Achilles) and Callum Paterson (knee) are also out.

St Johnstone (5) v Kilmarnock (8)

Danny Swanson (knee) and Graham Cummins (thigh) remain out for St Johnstone, while Murray Davidson will see a specialist over a hip problem and Keith Watson drops out with a hamstring injury.

Paul Paton is back from a ban but Liam Craig is suspended and long-term absentee Ally Gilchrist (groin) remains sidelined.

Kilmarnock will give Steven Smith a fitness test after the captain went off with a knock in the second half of last week’s defeat by Aberdeen.

Stand-in boss Lee McCulloch has a couple of players with niggles but nothing serious, while Dapo Kayode and Greg Kiltie (both hamstring) are still missing.





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Germany info

Flu alarm extreme at Leipzig!

The Leipzig squad has been hit hard by flu with midfielder Diego Demme and striker Marcel Sabitzer the latest to fall ill, joining top-scorer Timo Werner, another flu victim, while playmaker Emil Forsberg is suspended.

According to BILD information, both could not participate in the final training at noon at Cottaweg. And after a quick investigation they were sent home immediately. It is still unclear how many players will be down until the kickoff tomorrow night.