What is a bromance? A couple of definitions from Urban dictionary (cos lets face it, it’s not going to be in Oxford):
1. Describes the complicated love and affection shared by two straight males.
2. A non-sexual relationship between two men that are unusually close.
3. A close relationship between two bros to such a point where they start to seem like a couple
4. The intense love shared between heterosexual males. A form of male bonding and usually invisible to the naked eye. This bond is normally only shared between two males that have a deeper understanding of each other, in a way no woman could ever realise
Football has given the world some of the greatest Bromances ever. Here are a few of my personal favourites:
- Xavi & Iniesta
- Steven Gerrard & Jamie Carragher
- Cesc Fabregas & Gerard Pique
- David Villa & David Silva
- Frank Lampard & John Terry
- Cristiano Ronaldo & Kakà
Take a look and enjoy the pictures!
Not only do these two have an amazing relat. on the pitch, they are very close friends off it too. Xavi, being the older of the two, made his appearance for Barca and Spain before Iniesta. But once Iniesta was introduced to the teams, Xavi played the role of a young mentor for him. These two are so close to being one person that they even share the same shirt numbers. Seriously. Xavi wears ‘8’ for Spain and Iniesta wears ‘8’ for Barca. Xavi wears ‘6’ for Barca, and Iniesta wears ‘6’ for Spain.
The Bromance of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher is somewhat of a late bloomer. The both of them were part of Liverpool’s youth academy, so they go way back. But Carra had always regarded Michael Owen to be his BFF. And when Gerrard burst into the first team, he formed a close relationship with Danny Murphy. But as Gerrard explains in his autobiography, once both Murphey and Owen left Anfield, Carra and himself bonded as they has each lost their best mates. But since then, the two have become a Bromance institution. Gerrard calls Carra “a captain without an armband” and the two leaders of Liverpool have a firm understanding.
Okay these two are so close, it’s almost sickening. Almost
They grew up together at the Barcelona cantera, won titles together, but were then unceremoniously torn from each other when Cesc packed up and left for Arsenal. Gerard was grief striken. He decided to move to Manchester United to deal with his plight. Pique then returned like the prodigal son, but sadly Fab is yet to join him. The two often get together when away on national duty for Spain and when Cesc is on holiday in Barcelona. Just last summer, they went public when Pique accompanied him on a visit to “Camp Cesc” a football programe for children:
Since then Pique has taken it upon himself to constantly suggest that Cesc could be on his way to Barca, while Cesc coyly denies all rumours. We are all waiting for the happy ending to this bromance (ie Cesc moves to Barca).
could they be more in love?
Okay, one more because they’re my faourite Bromance:
The Davids of Valencia and Spain. They form the core of Valencia and both are extremely talented footballers individually. Together, they’re explosive. So with that kind of chemisrty, it’s only natural for a Bromance to develop. Rumours are constantly flying around of the futures of these two stars, but for now, we’ll just enjoy them while the’re still together.
“Lamperry” (or Terrampard? either way, it sounds awful)
I’ve always thought that these two look like brothers anyways. But Frank and John are clearly moe than that. Here’s the damning evidence:
They are really the epitome of Chelsea and England. Its good to see that team mates are such good friends, on and off the pitch
Kakà & Ronaldo (I wasn’t going to attempt to “Brangelina” their name, but if you want to do it, drop me a note!)
This is a fairly new Bromance in the public eye, but these two have been woo-ing each other for longer than you think. Remember this?
That was almost 2 years ago, when Kakà won the World Player of the Year.
And last year:
Ah, but as fate would have it, they were brought toghether to play for the same team: Real Madrid
They seem to get along like a house on fire..
And apparently they live on the same street. The only thing that could get in the way of a full blown Bromance is Kakà’s love of the Backstreet Boys, but that shouldn’t be a problem anyways!
Poor Bojan, thought he found love with Pique only to be let down, and even Henry seems to be losing interest in him.
Hopefully he will find his other half soon. Word in the Blogosphere has it that Messi is available!
He’s been floating from club to club, we almost forgot he existed when he was with Newcastle. Had a very close bond with Carra like I mentioned earlier. Now that he is back in the big time, we are sure of a Bromance. My hopes are pinned on Giggs.
Nando has never really found his fish, he’s been too busy being awesome and having a family etc. He has always been close to captain Stevie, but it’s not really a Bromance.Maybe newboy Alberto (aka Frodo) Aquilani could help?
Whose your favourite Bromance? Let us know!