Calum Chambers has revealed a mixed collection of stars, from David Beckham and Ronaldinho and Sergio Ramos, as players he looked up to as a young footballer growing up.
Chambers, who has recorded three appearances for England and recently signed a two-year extension with Arsenal, has hopes of becoming as big a name as some of his idols.
Speaking to the Arsenal Weekly podcast, the ex-Southampton man named former ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham among his heroes, due to his own preferred playing position as a child.
“I looked up to David Beckham when I was a kid because I played right wing, so I looked up to the way he played and I liked his style,” he explained.
“I’d also have to say Ronaldinho because he’s an amazing player, a legend and the skills he used to do were just amazing to watch. I’d try them in the garden and I’d never pull them off, but it was still loads of fun.
He also spoke about some of the sports stars he looks up to outside of football, as well as who he admires in his position these days.
“People I look up to now and respect now in other sports are people like Roger Federer,” he added. “He’s a legend. The way he plays, the dedication he puts in, he’s just amazing to watch.
“In football, I’d also have to say Sergio Ramos. He’s captain of Real Madrid and Spain, I like his style of play, he uses the ball well and he’s also aggressive.
Calum Chambers is yet to feature for Arsenal in the Premier League this season and has registered just one outing for the first team in the Carabao Cup, against Doncaster.