Top 8 Valentine's Day Sports Stars
With Valentine’s Day dominating this time of year, FREEbets.org.uk has been thinking about the sports stars whose names are love-inspired; here is our Top 8.
8. Vagner Love
What is Valentine’s Day about if not love? A pointless day which has been grasped by commercialisation I hear you cry. Well to the cynics (or perhaps singletons amongst you) Saint Valentine himself was actually the patron saint of lovers, hence why the day itself is celebrated. Love is key on February the 14th and it also happens to be the name of the Brazilian striker, most noted for his spell at CSKA Moscow.
7. Justin Rose
The textbook gift on this special day, there will be more roses sold this week than in any other during the calendar year. Not just a go-to-gift this time of year but also the surname of one of Britain's most successful golfers. South-African born Rose has one major to his name after winning the US Open in 2013 and won gold for GB at Rio 2016, as well as reaching a career-high spot as the world's number three ranked golfer.
6. Bobby Valentine
There were a few choices for sportsmen/women with the surname Valentine but we’ve plumped for former baseball star Bobby. "Bobby V" as he is affectionately known is a former professional player in the MLB, having represented the likes of the LA Dodgers, New York Mets and Seattle Mariners before going in to management.
5. Tim Flowers
Something of a cop out seen as Rose has already got a mention but for those who cannot afford the very best or if the petrol station has run out of lovely roses then other flowers will have to make do. In this case, we've got former England and Blackburn goalkeeper Tim and he certainly made do on more than one occasion as he helped Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995.
4. Teddy Sheringham
Alongside floral gifts another popular present on Valentine’s Day is the cuddly toy, otherwise known as a Teddy Bear. Perhaps not as soft and cute but equally loveable is ex-Tottenham and Manchester United striker Edward "Teddy" Sheringham. United fans will certainly always retain a special kind of fondness for Sheringham, having scored the equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in 1999 as the club went on to win a famous 'treble'.
3. Babe Ruth
The soppier ones amongst you will be penning babe in your card or uttering the word to your loved ones this Valentine's Day, we are sure of that! So long as your not referring to the film with the pig in it, the term should go down a treat. One Babe that went down a treat was a certain George Herman Ruth, commonly known as Babe. He was one of the first star's of baseball during the 1920's with the New York Yankees and is considered as one of the sport's greatest ever players.
2. Joel Champagne
Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a toast with your loved one to celebrate your relationship. There will be plenty of this being drunk on February 14th as couples raise a glass to one another. The fizzy French drink lends its name to Canadian hockey player Joel, who was the fifth round pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008 though his career has since gone a bit flat...
1. Andeas Wank
Things haven't gone to plan for you this year. You've messed things up with missus or perhaps you find yourself single on the big day. Well you can take some consolation at least and cheer yourself up...at least you don't have this for a surname! Spare a thought for poor Andreas, the German ski jumper who puts his strong wrist action to such good use he won Olympic Gold in the Sochi Winter Games in 2014.
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