Football has been something that unites people all around the world. We’re one day short of witnessing 32 countries coming together for the 2018 world cup. Footballers can be seen transcending all barriers and boundaries such as languages, countries, religions, ethnicity, etc. Keeping that in mind let’s take a look at some footballers who speak more languages.

5. Petr Cech -5 Languages

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Along with his native Czech, Cech also speaks English, French, German and Spanish. In 2015, he revealed: ” I speak to the full-backs (Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal) in Spanish, to (Laurent) Koscielny in French and to Per (Mertesacker) in English […]”

“Sometimes the foreign player wouldn’t know what you say. That’s when you realize sometimes it’s easier to say it in their language than hoping they will understand.”

4. Jose Mourinho

Apart from his native Portuguese, Mourinho speaks Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan, and English. His reputation for knowing so many languages earned him the nickname “the translator”, a moniker he didn’t like much.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic -6 Languages

The “God of Miami” has sported the colors of quite a few clubs till date; the likes of FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Ajax to name a few. Ibrahimovic can speak quite a few languages including Swedish, Bosnian, French, Spanish, Italian, and English.

As if that is not enough, he can also hear sign languages and is fluent in braille.

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