Hector Bellerin Accepts Invitation To Become First Arsenal Player To Address Oxford Union

Chris Wright

1st, February 2018

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Hector Bellerin is to become the latest of a select group of footballers to address the Oxford Union after being invited to lead the debate next week.

The Arsenal full-back, who has a degree in marketing, has been invited by Union members to chair the prestigious address on 5th February, discussing just what it takes to reach an elite level in the sporting realm.

The Spanish defender, 22, will be the first Arsenal player to host a guest lecture at the Union, though they won’t have to wait around long for the second as Mesut Ozil is also scheduled to do likewise on 20th February.

This from the Oxford Times:

The defender, known for his pace, started his career in the youth teams of Barcelona, moving to Arsenal in 2011.

He is also known for his charity work, and donated £50 for every minute he played at the Under-21 Euros to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Bellerin will soon join the likes of Diego Maradona, Paul Gascoigne, Rio Ferdinand, Tony Pulis and Joey Barton on the honour roll of past speakers.

Ruud van Nistelrooy even took the opportunity to have a pop at arch-nemesis and Oxford native Martin Keown when he chaired the debate back in February of 2016.

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  1. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Footballers have the potential to inspire Society.

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