6 Worldclass Football Players Who Cried On The Field For Lossing Games

Athletes who are expected to live up to the expectations of millions of fans have a lot to deal with on the field, and there have been times when players have shown their vulnerability in such emotional situations. 

Jubilation and enthusiasm may be mixed with anger, fury, and disappointment throughout a competition. 

While spectators may be disappointed by the outcome of a football game, even players can’t always hold back their tears.

Without further ado, let me show you six instances in which world-class players were brought to tears on the field for losing games:

Many people sympathise with a crying athlete, but that was not the case with John Terry, who was unhappy after missing a crucial penalty for in the 2008 Champions League final against .

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Terry had an opportunity to win the cup, but he blew it, as Man Utd supporters have mercilessly reminded him many times over the last 14 years. 

Cristiano is the man everyone looks to when a game-changing goal is required. Even monarchs, and Cristiano Ronaldo is no exception, have terrible days.

When Portugal lost the 2004 European Championship to the underdogs, Greece, the Juventus star sobbed in front of the camera. 

Brazil cannot afford to lose against Costa Rica in their second match after drawing 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match of the 2018 .

However, the score remained 0-0 after 90 minutes. Brazil was on the verge of losing when Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to give the Seleç the three points. For Neymar, it was all too much, and he burst into tears. 

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When Arsenal conceded an 89th-minute winner against Birmingham City in the 2011 Carling Cup final due to an unbelievable mix-up between Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere sobbed with frustration.

Arsenal’s hopes of ending their trophy drought were effectively dashed by the goal. Following the defeat, both the players and the manager were upset. It had been six years since they had won a trophy, so this was a bitter pill to swallow. 

Italy’s loss to Sweden meant Gianluigi Buffon couldn’t hold back his tears as his team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals. Worse, it was the Italian goalkeeper’s final match, and he wanted to go out on a high note.

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Regrettably, the fantasy never came true. It didn’t help matters that he realised he’d never be able to compensate for the loss. 

Mario Balotelli couldn’t help but cry after Italy’s loss against Spain. That, too, after nearly reaching the pinnacle of the 2002 European Championship ladder.

Despite the odds, he realises how hard it was to get there. And seeing all of his hard work go to waste didn’t sit well with the player.

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