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13th Dec 2022

Mia Khalifa names her three favourite footballers of all time

Charlie Herbert

mia Khalifa names her three favourite footballers

Messi and Ronaldo didn’t even get a look in

Mia Khalifa once revealed who her three favourite footballers of all time are, labelling one of them the ‘Kawhi Leonard of football.’

The former adult film star has often spoken about her love of sports, particularly football, and has confirmed in the past that she is a West Ham fan.

But despite being a self-professed Hammer, she has made a number of appearances on the Arsenal YouTube fan channel, AFTV.

On one appearance she was asked by founder and host Robbie Lyle who her favourite footballers playing currently were.

But Khalifa decided to go one step further and named her all-time top three – with one pick standing out as particularly bizarre.

Her first choice was pretty standard though.

“I’ve got to say Becks because I’m a girl,” Khalifa said.

When asked by Lyle if her answer was based on his football skills or his looks, Khalifa continued: “For how much he makes me laugh anytime I hear him speak with that voice that’s higher than mine when I was 12.

“So that’s really fun.”

She then went on to pick France legend Zinedine Zidane, but not because of his footballing ability it seems.

Khalifa was instead more impressed by his infamous headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.

“Zinedine Zidane because that was the most exciting thing I’ve seen happen in a football match,” she said.

Khalifa added: “I love violence and I hate that there is so much flopping in football. Yes! That [the headbutt] was the greatest moment of all time.”

And her final pick? None other than current Celtic and Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was playing for Huddersfield at the time.

[Aaron Mooy] is like the Kawhi Leonard of football,” she said.

“He acts like him — he’s kind of camera shy, he’s a little goofy but you never see it.

“I don’t know, he reminds me of him. Kawhi Leonard is a good guy.”

So there you go. For Mia Khalifa, it’s not a question of Messi or Ronaldo – for her the better debate is Mooy or Zidane…

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