FIFA 2015 Puskas Award Winner Quits Pro Football to be an eSports Athlete

After Wendell Silva Lira quit a career as a professional footballer to pick up the FIFA controller and compete electronically, Lee Davy wonders if there will be a day when eSports replaces physical sports.

I am 10-years old and bored.

I love football but don’t own a football. My parents can’t afford one. I roll up a pair of socks. The kitchen door is one goal. The front door is another goal. The hallway is Old Trafford. My 8-year old sister is the opposition.

“Can we stop playing?” Moans my sister as I score my 10th goal without reply.