What are Footballers doing under the COVID19 Lockdown

Footballers doing under the COVID19 lockdown

What are Footballers doing under the COVID19 lockdown?

Firstly before we get there, a note to all our readers. Wherever you are reading this from, your current life is definitely affected in one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some countries have seen the worst of it, some are currently experiencing the worst and some have yet to see it at all.

This too will pass. Football will return. Life will get back to normal. Hang in there and follow all instructions from proper channels.

Here we scan social media to find out what some footballers are up to under lock down.

Footballers tested positive for Covid-19

A few footballers have been tested positive for Covid-19.

The first of them to be confirmed was Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, who became a confirmed case on 11 March.

Around the same time, Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi were confirmed as positive cases by their clubs. Their diagnosis led to the both Arsenal and Chelsea going into lock down and perhaps prompting the Premier League to call for their first suspension.

French World Cup winner Blause Matuidi, also of Juventus, confirmed his positive test result last week.

Valencia announced that about 35% of their players and backroom staff had contracted Covid-19 – they had most likely caught the virus when the squad traveled to Bergamo in Northern Italy to play Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League Last 16 on 19 Feb.

Most recently, Maurouane Fellaini was the latest high profile player to have been tested positive. He is currently physically in China

This is clearly not an exhaustive list of footballers infected. We wish the speedy recovery of all individuals.

The Naughty Ones

Not every footballer are following lock down orders to the tee.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount was seen having a kick about with West Ham’s Declan Rice 3 days into the lock down, prompting strong words of caution from the club. Mount has since apologised.

Thankfully, it has been noted that most players around the world have followed government instructions faithfully.

The Famous Ones

Cristiano Ronaldo played his 100th game on 9th Mar, behind closed doors in a 2-0 win over Inter in Turin (he scored). He will wonder when he will get the chance to play his 1001st and he returns to his native Madeira to wait this crisis out.

He has utilised his social media accounts to draw attention to WHO posts and urged his followers to stay at home.

Leo Messi has likewise made a single post during the lock down – with the same message urging people to stay at home.


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The ones maintaining their fitness levels

Neymar Jr has been slightly more vocal in his social media, posting regularly about his workouts at home.



Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was among the many keeping a workout routine with their loved ones.


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Here is Mr and Mrs Vardy:



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The Samaritans

Not all superheroes wear capes. Here is Mourinho doing what he can for a UK Charity:

Here is Gary Neville, offering his Hotel property chain for NHS use.



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