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Footballers Are Endorsing Each Other For Bizarre Skills On LinkedIn

It's business time.

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1. Titus Bramble was the only footballer to accept my connection within 24 hours of touching base.


5. Sadly, Robbie Fowler looked at my LinkedIn profile but did not accept my request.

We could have had a beautiful friendship, Robbie.

6. It's quite common for people to create fake LinkedIn profiles for footballers. Like this hilarious Ronaldo one.


Cristiano Ronaldo definitely created a LinkedIn profile one time and picked a PNG photo of him wearing a Britney microphone with a transparent background, and only has 19 (business) friends.


8. The profile has four endorsements for "Inspiring People".


Again, it's impossible to tell if it's parody due to the very nature of Brendan Rodgers.

But it's also the exact sort of skill you'd list him as having if you created a parody account for him.

11. Scrolling through James Beattie's profile... and what's this? He is listed as the Director of Football at "The Secret Footballer Ltd".


The Secret Footballer is a long-running column in "The Guardian", based around a secret top level footballer (obv) and the tales of his career. There is also a book, and a separate website with regular articles.

James Beattie lists himself as being involved with the company, though that doesn't necessarily make him The Secret Footballer. In 2013, fans of Stoke City used a checklist of clues to claim that Dave Kitson was The Secret Footballer.


12. James Beattie does have many endorsements for "English" though, so his friends DEFINITELY think he can write well.


He also has 17 endorsements for "Chemistry", 20 for "Physics" and 9 for "Customer Service". James Beattie is more well-rounded than you.

15. Most footballers on LinkedIn seem to be retired, because now they are all about getting business done.

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So one day, when CR7 retires, maybe we really could expect a real Cristiano Ronaldo account, and we can all #connect with him.

We can only hope...

Jimmy Bullard has accepted my connection. JIMMY BULLARD HAS ACCEPTED MY CONNECTION.