Banner for Christ – Alberto Rodriguez

Alberto Rodriguez has made more than 70 international appearances as a defender for the Peruvian national football team. In many of those matches, he was the team captain. He has also played more than 15 years for professional teams in Peru, Portugal and Colombia. However, having a successful football career is not what Rodriguez wants … Read more

In Goal to Glorify God – Vincent Enyeama

Just as Vincent Enyeama’s football career was beginning to rise, he nearly died. Two years after playing in his first World Cup as a 20-year-old, the Nigerian goalie was involved in a car crash that left two motorbike passengers dead and the car’s driver in critical condition. Enyeama walked away with only bruises, even though … Read more

A Gracious Peace – Marcos Senna

With four knee injuries in his career, it would be understandable if Marcos Senna was disappointed with football. But it’s quite the opposite. “I have had four knee injuries, but with God’s help, I think I have coped with them well, and even experienced joy in the midst of them … I give thanks, honor, … Read more

Keeping a Godly Perspective – Brian Kidd

“Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.” — Colossians 3:2* I have spent a lifetime in football, beginning my career at 17 years old with Manchester United. Two years later, I had the privilege of helping Manchester United win the European Cup as the winning goal scorer. It … Read more

Breaking the Mold – Kaka

Lying in bed for two months with a broken neck, 18-year-old Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite made a list of 10 goals. Nevermind the fact that he was uncertain to ever play football again after fracturing his sixth vertebra at the bottom of a waterslide. And forget cautious optimism. These were remarkable dreams even for … Read more

When Football Becomes an Avenue – Jun Marques Davidson

To Japanese footballer Jun Marques Davidson, religion always seemed far too complicated. The rules. The regulations. The structure. Raised in Tokyo, Japan, he had little interest in Christ, even though his mother was a follower of Christ. Instead, he had his sights set on one thing: football. There were early signs he could be special, … Read more

The Tiger Perseveres For God – Radamel Falcao

Born into a family of talented athletes, named after a football legend, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has gained an elite reputation for himself within the world of sport. Falcao is currently the captain and top scorer for both the Colombian national team and his AS Monaco club team. Though he has become known as one … Read more

Obedience to God’s Call Brings New Life – Lee Young-Pyo

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Growing up in Korea, I really had no religion. The idea of God was a fairytale to me. Then, some friends who were followers of Christ shared their faith. … Read more

Breath of Life – Alexander Samedov

Growing up in a family split in their faith backgrounds, Alexander Samedov decided he would live his life in his own way. Until trouble came and he was left searching for answers. Samedov, who has represented Russia internationally on the U-21 and senior national teams and also played on several top Russian club teams, started … Read more