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Pep Guardiola’s Champions League Curse and 4 Other Football Curses

Pep Guardiola’s Champions League Curse and 4 Other Football Curses

Pep Guardiola’s Champions League Curse and 4 Other Football Curses

  • Pep Guardiola lost his first Champions League final after struggling to reach the final of the competition for years

  • Following the loss to Chelsea yesterday, many assumed that it was due to a curse by Yaya Toure’s agent, stating that the Spaniard would never lay his hands on the trophy

  • Whether you’re superstitious or not, you’d be shocked to find out some football curses existed and how they affected the victims

Football is one of the greatest sports and fans of the game worldwide can attest that it has it all, joy, heartbreak, bants, and even curses.

We witnessed the continuation of a special football curse following Manchester City’s UCL final loss to Chelsea last night.

The blues won the game courtesy of a smooth finish from German Kia Havertz but one of the things that stood out in the game was Pep Guardiola’s curse.

Pep’s curse

Following Yaya Toure’s falling out with Pep Guardiola in his final season with Manchester City, his agent was disappointed with Yaya being benched repeatedly.

Football curses

He claimed that Guardiola had incurred an African curse and he was bound to never win the Uefa Champions League again.

Guardiola has failed to win the Champions League over a decade after leaving Barcelona, only to lose this final to Chelsea.

Benfica’s European Curse

Portuguese club Benfica is the recipient of one of the biggest football curses.

This misfortune was bestowed upon them by a former manager, Béla Guttman about 6 decades ago.

After leading the club to consecutive European titles, he asked for a pay rise and the club declined.

He quit and cursed the club to never be successful in European competitions.

Since then, Benfica has been to 8 European finals without a win.

The Cup holding curse

It is a well-known superstition that touching the cup before winning it in the final is bad luck.

Three players Ludovic Giuly (2004), Gennaro Gattusso (2005) and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (2012) will tell you that this curse is accurate after being victims.

They all lost their cup finals because they touched the trophy before winning it.

The Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is the harbinger of one of the most deadly football curses in history.

There is a belief that a famous person does every time thus footballer scores.

Some of the famous faces to have kicked the bucket after Ramsey scoring include Whitney Houston, Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs and David Bowie.

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Racing’s Dead Cat Curse

One of the great football curses comes from Argentine club’s Racing.

The club was one of the nation’s big five till being curse by rivals, Independiente’s fans.

Seven black cats were buried in their stadium and the club was cursed to never win a title.

For over 40 decades the club deteriorated till all the seven cats were recovered, within months they won a trophy.

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