Matthew Le Tissier’s weird hidden talent…

Rubik's Cube

The second in an occasional series of footballers with unusual abilities. If you know of any other players who might fit the bill, get in touch!

If you grew up watching football in the 1980s and 1990s, you couldn’t fail to miss Matthew Le Tissier – although missing was never really his style. In his pomp, ‘Le God’, as he was fondly known by Southampton fans, was pretty much unstoppable.

Although the Channel Islander was only capped a mere eight times for England, he was the scorer of more than 200 goals for the Saints over more than a decade and a half, and he was also that rare beast – a one-club man for the entirety of his professional career.

He was bloody good at football, and it turns out he’s a whizz with the old Rubik’s Cube too, as you can see from this BBC Guernsey clip. Two minutes and nine seconds ain’t bad at all!

Having been kids in the 1980s we naturally approve of such retro antics, and are now wondering if there are any footballers out there with a particular talent for the yo-yo…