Becoming a pro footballer wasn't part of the plan - Sylvain Distin

Sylvain Distin was one of the Premier League's most dynamic defenders. Fast, big & strong. He played for 6 Premier League teams during his career. A career he didn't want to do.
LEADER OF THE PACK: The captain's armband energised Distin at Manchester City

It takes full commitment to be a professional footballer. Yes, some players dip in and dip out. But, to have a sustained career involves many qualities. Sylvain Distin played nearly 500 games in the Premier League. You’d think it resulted from being bred for the route to the top—Heres where the football journey takes a surprising twist.