Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Singapore boy's singing hits a chord with Brazilian
by Joe Addison, July 31st, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily



[OFF THE POST] Next time you want to get the attention of your favorite soccer player, try a little serenade. Breaking into song allowed 12-year-old Nishok to meet Manchester United midfielder Anderson. The 20-year-old Brazilian was in Singapore's National Stadium with his Olympic teammates as the squad went through the paces during a public training session.

As Anderson began his cool-down, Nishok recited a chant that has been popularized by fans in and out of pubs in England.

The song goes, "Anderson-son-son, he's better than Kleberson. Anderson-son-son, he's a midfield magician. To the left, to the right, to the samba beat all night. He is fast, he is class, and he (expletive) on Fabregas."

When Anderson heard the song, he waved to Nishok before running over and giving away his cleats to the precocious youngster. Later, Anderson invited Nishok onto the field to meet some of his teammates. The two talked for a bit and posed for photographs taken by Brazilian national team coach Dunga.

When asked why he recited the chant, Nishok said simply, "I just felt that he should know that I'm his fan, so I started to sing. The crowd was getting quiet, and I wanted to make it livelier."

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Cup Playoffs: Schedule    
The MLS playoffs move into the conference semifinals with the first leg on Sunday. The four ...
What They're Saying: Nelson Valdez    
"I've been feeling like there's been a big mountain on top of me all season. Finally, ...
Report: Heaps will be back with Revs in 2017    
The New England Revolution have retained head coach Jay Heaps for a sixth season, despite its ...
MLS Playoffs: Sporting KC demands apology from league    
Sporting Kansas City did everything possible but score against Seattle, which was saved time and again ...
MLS Moves: Conor Casey calls it quits    
One of the strongest, most rugged forwards ever produced by American soccer has decided to end ...
Hex Files: Boniek Garcia called up by Honduras    
At least one Dynamo will be active during the MLS playoffs. Midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia has ...
MLS Playoffs: No Drogba, no problem for Impact    
Didier Drogba didn't travel with his teammates to Washington, but he did make it to RFK ...
Video Pick: Patrice Evra does dancing panda    
Juventus' French star Patrice Evra dances and raps in a panda suit to send the "Say ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"If [Lionel] Messi scored a goal like that, people would be talking about it for weeks. ...
USWNT: Five regulars return for Romania series    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis recalled five regulars who had sat out the Switzerland ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives