Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho once said: “For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day.”
Even the hardest of footballers could cry when thing go awry for their side especially in final’s. We take a look at those footballers who cried when playing for their country.
Consideration are put into the game being played, the occasion it happened and why the payer cried.
And since this is a country thing, we say sorry to Ronaldo when he cried after the 2005 FA Cup final, John Terry crying after the 2008 Champions League final and Andrea Pirlo after the 2015 Champions League final.
1. Paul Gasciogne
A very talented but controversial character during his day. The most popular English footballer of his generation cried when England crashed out of the 1990 World Cup when they lost on penalties to Germany in the semi-finals.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
CR7 let it all go was immediately after the final of the 2004 Euro’s, in which hosts Portugal lost to surprise winners Greece.
3. David Luiz
Brazil were humiliated 7 – 1 by eventual Champions FIFA World Cup champions Germany in the semi final and David Luiz could not help but cry continuously.
4. Serey Die
The Ivory Coast star was in tears as he lined up to play for his country against Columbia at the 2014 World Cup. He later explained that he cried during the national anthem because he never believed he could play for his country.
A Seventeen-year-old Pele cried on the shoulder of Didi as teammates Gilmar and Orlando congratulated him on his fantastic performance in the 1958 World Cup final.
6. Mario Balotelli
Cried as Italy lost the Euro 2012 final to Spain 4 – 0.
7. Bastian Schweinsterger
The former Germany star cried tears of joy after winning World Cup 2014 in Brazil in which he produced a man of the match performance in the final against Lionel Messi’s Argentina.