George Taft's 7 Must-Have Items For Professional Footballers
Must-have items for professional footballers? Burton Albion defender George Taft knows a little something about that.
He started his professional career in 2011 at Leicester City, having played for Kettering Town, Karlstad BK, and York City before arriving at Burton this year. Burton is currently at the top of the League Two table, and already have a Capital One Cup victory over QPR this season.
So George clearly knows what it's like to face the challenges and demands that come with playing professional football. That's why we turned to him in suggesting the most must-have items for football players around the world.
Here are his seven essentials:
1. iPad or MacBook Pro
Need something to do on those long away game trips? The iPad or MacBook Pro is the ultimate cure for boredom. You can sit back, relax, and listen to your favorite music or watch one of your favorite movies.
2. Beats by Dre Headphones
Not everyone on the team will want to hear your music blaring, so picking up some Beats by Dre headphones not only allows you to keep the noise to yourself, but it also drowns out all the outside noise so that you can mentally prepare for your game.
3. Designer Wash Bag
This is an item that every single footballer in the world needs. Let's face it, you're going to get sweaty during your game, and it's important to have what you need afterwards so that you can clean up nicely. What to put in the wash bag of your choosing? Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, wax, aftershave, vitamins, and any other cleaning essentials.
4. A Pair of Monk Strap Shoes
While some of us may want to, you simply can't wear football boots all the time. When you go out for a nice meal, you need some different shoes. Monk strap shoes are high in quality and very in at the moment. There's no doubt that these are a stylish and classy choice for all footballers.
5. BALR Clothing
Definitely a personal favorite of mine. BALR was founded in 2013 by professional football players Demy de Zeeuw, Eljero Elia, and Gregory van der Wiel, and is a high-fashion luxury brand with a ton of awesome items to choose from.
6. Designer Watch
The life of a footballer can be hectic. The schedule can be demanding and keep tracking of when and where you need to be is a must. Most footballers these days sport excellent watches from Breitling, Hublot, or Rolex.
7. Luxury Car
Professional football players like to travel with style and comfort. After a demanding week on the pitch, it's nice take a break from the action and take a relaxing ride. Choosing a Mercedes, Audi, Range Rover, or even the odd Ferrari will give you the ultimate driving experience.
Want more thoughts on living the life of a professional football player? Follow George on Twitter (@t99fty) for all of his latest updates.