Someone Quits Professional Football To Play FIFA Competitively! [VIDEO]

It’s usual to see someone quit playing a game professionally to continue his/her career in real life in the genre of said game – a prime example to this would be Gran Turismo Academy. However, this time, it’s the other way around!

Wendell Lira, who is a 27-year-old ex-professional football player, announced to hang his shoes to continue his career in gaming. However, Lira isn’t talentless: in 2015, he won FIFA‘s Puskás Award, which goes out to those who score the goal of the year (you can check it out below). In his interview with Globo Esporte, Lira said that his dream is to become the FIFA world champion. Part of the reason behind quitting professional football was that he got injured repeatedly.

Wendell Lira‘s plans include creating a YouTube channel and joining the eSports’ FIFA scene. Good luck to him!

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