Tattooed footballers score more goals than those without, new study finds
TATTOOED footballers score 42% more goals than players without ink, study finds.
But they’re also more likely to get a yellow card.
Scientists claim that those with visible tattoos, like Brazilian PSG star Neymar, are seen to be more aggressive, giving them a psychological advantage over their opponents.
They feel that the body art group is greater risk takers, leading to more goals. The results follow analysis of Spain’s 2018-19 La Liga season, in which more than a third of the top pros had tattoos.
On average, they have scored 2.7 goals per season compared to 1.9 for the no-frills players.
They had a 91% chance of getting a yellow card, while those without a tattoo had an 83% risk.
Half of South America’s players were inked, compared to a third of Europeans.
Researcher Dr Nicolas Kluger, dermatologist at Helsinki University Hospital in Finland, said: âTattoos are associated with ego-building and symbolize physical strength as well as traits of aggression and self-esteem. rebellion.
The results were published in the journal Annals of Dermatology and Venereology.