Football is a demanding sport and this makes it hard for players to try other things during their careers. However, some have managed to learn how to play a number of instruments. Life as a professional footballer can be boring because you are forced to sleep, walk, eat and dream about the game until you retire. Therefore, it is important to have a hobby that can take the attention away sometimes. Today, we take a look at six stars who are not only good on the pitch but also in playing a musical instrument.

6. Sandro- Guitar

Former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Sandro has moved around quite a lot since the last time he played at White Hart Lane. The Brazilian currently plays for Serie A side Genoa. He had spells with Queens Park Rangers, West Brom, Antalyaspor and most recently loan season at relegated side Benevento. The 29-year-old has not failed in everything because he is a proud guitar player. In fact, he does it for money sometimes when he is not playing football.

5. Mario Balotelli- Piano

Mario Balotelli makes a lot of headlines and most of the time the press only says bad things about him. However, the Italian forward has a lot of positives in his life. Nice forward scores great goals for club and country. Today, we want to let you know he loves playing the piano too. The former Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan and Inter Milan forward can play almost any song using the instrument.

4. Leighton Baines- Guitar

Everton left-back Leighton Baines is one of the best in the history of Premier League. The England fullback is perhaps up there with the likes of Ashley Cole and Patrice Evra. The Toffees vice Captain has struggled with injuries in recent months as age catches up with him. The 33-year-old is also a great guitar player. This might be his next career once he hangs the boots in the next couple of years.

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