Cartoons and comic books increase children’s reading culture and storytelling. Growing up, every kid’s dream is to become a superhero. Many footballers are also the heroes to many people. But only a few have got the honor to appear in the comic books. All in all, let us take a look at the top 5 footballers who are comic book heroes.
5. Pele – “Pele: The King of Soccer”
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In October 2017, there was a publication of “Pelé: The King of Soccer”, written by Eddy Simon and illustrated by Vincent Brascaglia. It is about the biography in a graphic novel format of Brazilian soccer star Pele. As a footballer with an incredible, beautiful, and unique story, Pele is an inspiration to kids according to Eddy.
4. Samuel Eto’o – “Eto’o Fils: Naissance d’un Champion”
La BD "Eto'o fils, naissance d'un champion" aura neuf tomes ! La taille de son ego, au moins. pic.twitter.com/gubVA9O5
— Mickaël Caron (@CARONJDD) December 29, 2012
Illustrated by fellow Cameroon native Joelle Esso, Samuel Eto’o has converted his career into a colorful comic strip. It’s in his semi-autobiographical comic book “Eto’o Fils: Naissance d’un Champion” (Eto’o son: Birth of a champion). “I wanted to share my experience with young people.” said the former Barcelona star.
3. Ronaldinho – Ronaldinho Gaucho
Ronaldinho Gaucho is a Brazilian celebrity comic strip by Mauricio de Sousa. The fictional “Ronaldinho Gaucho” is a toothy, boyish character possessing the soccer wizardry of his namesake. The strip was created in 2006 when the 2006 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Germany. They adapted it into an animated Tv series as ‘Ronaldinho Gaúcho’s Team’.