PUBG has become something of a global phenomenon in recent years, viewed by many as a more adult version of Fortnite.

Gamers around the world are both picking up the controller for fun, or competing in the range of tournaments announced recently by ESL. After all, eSports is a great way for talented gamers to make a name for themselves, as we have seen across a range of other media in recent years. PUBG is no exception, and whilst it might not always have the commercial pull of Dota 2 or CS: GO, there is still plenty of interest from the gaming world.

In some instances, the players already have a persona and do not need to use their skills on the game as a vehicle to drive their own career. Instead, they are already big names in their chosen field, turning to PUBG for relaxation and a bit of fun. In fact, one or two of the biggest names in the world of soccer are known to enjoy a game or two here and there, as you will see below.

Top Soccer Players Who Play PUBG


Aside from Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Neymar is perhaps the biggest name in world football. The slick Brazilian forward has moved around the world for huge transfer fees, but he is also a fanatical gamer in the virtual world. He has been known to play FIFA and Fortnite, but he is also a fan of PUBG. He often tweets about the game, and he received a hamper of branded PUBG goodies for his birthday from his sponsor, Red Bull.

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne finished third in the PUBG Mobile Global Challenge and is known to excel at the game. This echoes his achievements on the soccer field too: he will soon be playing in a tournament with a little more at stake than anything virtual. He is set to star for Belgium in Euro 2020. Bwin’s Euro 2020 infographic explains how they qualified with a perfect record for Europe’s premier international soccer tournament, and with an easy group too, they should be amongst the favorites. He will be hoping that third in the 2018 World Cup and third in the PUBG Mobile Global Challenge does not foreshadow the same this summer.

Paulo Dybala

Dybala was another key face behind the PUBG Mobile Global Challenge, he finished fifth behind De Bruyne but still impressed fans of the game with his skills over the summer. Known as ‘The Jewel’ on the field, Dybala plays for Serie A side Juventus, as well as the Argentinian national side. Like De Bruyne, he will be involved in a big tournament this summer, the Copa America, where his team will look to emerge from a challenging group containing Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile. Finishing fifth in that group would be unthinkable for La Albiceleste.

Angel Di Maria

Along with Paris St Germain’s teammate Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria is a known fan of PUBG. They made a viral Instagram video in which they were engrossed in a game in the Paris St Germain dressing room, even getting teammate Eric Maxim Choupo Moting to watch proceedings as they did battle. Perhaps, along with Dybala, they can use that competitive edge to their advantage when they take to the Copa America tournament in August.

These are the top soccer players who play PUBG.