Athletics of Christ (Atletas de Cristo) is a non-profit organization that is made up of strong Christian sportsmen. Atletas de Cristo was started in Brazil in 1984 and it’s linked with evangelical movement. Till today, there are some players who have a strong belief in the Christ and have dedicated their lives to Jesus. Here are top four South American footballers who are members of Athletics of Christ.
4. David Luiz
David Luiz is a devout Christian and he is among the Atletas de Cristo (Athletes of Christ). He was baptized in the swimming pool of former teammate Maxwell in 2015. The Brazilian defender once said: “Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out.”
3. Neymar Jr.
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Eu sempre soube que levantar teu nome causaria controvérsia, discórdia, inveja, mal olhado e todas as coisas ruins .. porque tu o Senhor é o Deus que me ilumina e me conduz pelo teu caminho .. e sabemos nós que todas as lutas são contra os principados e potestades, mas juntos .. como FAMÍLIA venceremos mais uma e saberemos que virão mais, mas nós estamos preparados … nós temos JESUS!
Neymar has professed his Christian faith both visually and verbally on a number of occasions. He once said: “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” Additionally, after winning cup finals for club and country, he used to wear a headband bearing the words “100% Jesus”. The Brazilian ace reportedly also tithes (10%) his income to his church.
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