We’ve already stated the case as to why Gabor Kiraly is Euro 2016’s ultimate hero.
Yes, we know the tournament is only halfway through, but it’s a statement we’re very confident about making thanks to the amount of Twitter love he’s been getting.
At 40 years old, he’s the eldest player in the tournament’s history and is still producing top-class performances to help ensure Hungary defy everyone’s expectations at Euro 2016.
But what do you really know about the hero dubbed “The Pyjama Man”? Do you know why he started wearing jogging bottoms in the first place? And that it’s not the only piece of lucky clothing he has on him during matchdays?
Row Zed is always here to inform, educate and entertain, and this is no exception. Prepare to get to know the real Gabor Kiraly.
1) Why he started wearing jogging bottoms
It all started some 20 years ago, at his hometown club Haladas – where he’s back playing his club football these days. We’ll leave it to the man himself to explain this one:
“We were fighting relegation. I wore black leggings, but for some reason they were not clean so the kit man brought me some grey ones and they turned out to be really lucky. We went nine matches without defeat and I conceded only two goals.”