As well as playing up front for Werder Bremen from time to time, Max Kruse also juggles a second job moonlighting as a pro-standard poker player.
Not content with having just the two concurrent lucrative careers, the 29-year-old has gone and started his very own motor racing team.
Kruse officially launched MKR (you’ll never guess what it stands for) at the beginning of January and has already signed his first driver, German touring car star Benjamin Leuchter – a former colleague of Sebastian Vettel, no less.
What’s more, the striker has founded MKR not only to chase podiums and chequered flags, but to help improve both road and race safety by offering rigorous training to budding drivers, businesses and his fellow footballers.
Talking to Bremen’s official website, Kruse outlined his ethos:
Especially now, footballers often drive fast cars without being able to control them in borderline situations.
With our training program we want to guide you to responsible driving.
Good stuff. Thoroughly commendable.