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6 soccer players who have declared themselves openly homosexual

On a subject that is still taboo in one of the sports that has always had macho overtones in its environment, We present some soccer players

6 soccer players who have declared themselves openly homosexual


On a subject that is still taboo in one of the sports that has always had macho overtones in its environment, We present some soccer players who have declared themselves openly homosexual; a complicated issue that often changes the careers of these players.

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The reality is that there are few soccer players who have declared themselves openly gay; above all speaking of the masculine gender, because the stigmas, beliefs and obsolete concepts, in addition to retrograde, do not allow them to live their sexuality freely.

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Nevertheless, despite everything that surrounds football and masculinity, there are players who have decided to openly declare their sexual preferences; a personal issue, but one that should not be hidden for fear of the consequences it may have on your profession.

Soccer players who spoke about their homosexuality

In this way, we present some footballers who have declared themselves openly homosexual and they have left out all the complexes and others that may exist around.

Jake Daniels: A 17-year-old footballer who has declared himself openly gay. He plays as a midfielder and his current team is Blackpool U-18.

“Off the field I have been hiding my true self and who I really am. I’ve known all my life that I’m gay, and now I feel like I’m ready to come out and be myself.”

Thomas Hitzlsperger: Who would play for teams like Bayern Munich, Aston Villa, Lazio, Stuttgart, among others. He played as a midfielder and despite marrying his girlfriend Inga in 2007, they separated after a month of getting married. Finally in 2014 he came out as gay.

During 2022 he was working in the sports area of ​​VfB Stuttgart. “I do it because I would like to encourage discussion about homosexuality among professional athletes. Homosexuality remains a taboo and simply neglected topic in football,” he said.

Anton Hysen: After military in 2014 with the Swedish Utsikten, the footballer was left without a team; he is the son of Glenn Hysén, who played for Liverpool and Fiorentina. “A team might be interested in me, but their coach might find out I’m gay and change his mind. But that would be his problem, not mine,” he expressed.

Liam Davis: “My sexual orientation has nothing to do with when I play soccer. It’s just football. A ball, a goal, a game”, said this midfielder who participated in UEFA campaigns against homophobia. He declared himself gay and the last incursion of this player was in the English Cleethorpes during 2016.

Justin Fashan: Probably the saddest case, after coming out as gay in 1990, this player who played for clubs like Norwich, Nottingham Forest and Southampton as center forward; he received ridicule and criticism, which reduced him from getting offers. However, years later he was accused of sexually assaulting a young man and committed suicide in 1998.

Matt Morton: “I wish I could have realized that about myself.[ser gay] ten years ago, or even more. I thought there was the possibility of having a homophobic reaction, but I didn’t worry anymore, “said this footballer. He played for Thetford Town FC in England.

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