The superstitions of Barcelona players before matches

Ter Stegen's gloves can't be touched, Neymar is always the last to get out of the dressing room and Alba brushes his teeth before every match

The superstitions of Barcelona players before matches
The superstitions of Barcelona players before matches

Ter Stegen's gloves can't be touched, Neymar is always the last to get out of the dressing room and Alba brushes his teeth before every match

Vestidor Barça

The journalist Javi Miguel usually explains gossip topics about FC Barcelona in the radio program El Club de la Mitjanit (Catalunya Radio). Some days ago he talked about whatsapp profile pictures of the players and this Thursday he explained some of their superstitions and rituals before the matches:

Jordi Alba - He brushes his teeth one or two minutes before going out of the dressing room, when he is dressed as footballer.

Neymar - As explained by Mundo Deportivo, he always prays and he even calls his father to do it together.

Iniesta - He has a holy card in his locker room.

Neymar - He always has to be the last one to get out of the field.

Messi - He has to be the last one to enter the field.

Ter Stegen - His gloves can't be touched before the match.

Alves - He cuts part of his socks.

Arda TuranHe has a necklace he uses like an amulet. He can't wear it during matches, but he explains one day he had it on his hand for the whole match.

Former players

Valdés - He always had to go to the same toilet.

Eto'oFinal of 2010 African Nations Cup, which was played against the home team in Nigeria. He said he had had a dream in which he saw Cameroon team was poisoned at the hotel. The whole team had lunch at the Embassy of Cameroon. In addition, once in the stadium, he noticed bad vibes in the locker room and called a wizard to "disenchant" the room. They won the final.