Fabio Coentrao is pursuing a very different career after becoming a fisherman following his retirement from football.
The former Real Madrid full-back, who made over 100 appearances for the club, hung up his boots at the end of last season after a spell at boyhood club Rio Ave.
The 52-cap former Portugal international is a good friend of Cristiano Ronaldo following their time together at Madrid but Coentrao’s career has taken a very different direction to the Man United forward.
The 33-year-old bought his first fishing boat during his playing days and after pursuing his dream job is said to own a fleet, according to Sport Bible.
Former Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao (right) is now a fisherman after retiring
The 52-cap former Portugal international hung up his boots at the end of last season
Coentrao opened up on his new career path as he spoke to ‘Empower Brands’s YouTube channel.
‘Life in the sea is not a shame, as many people think,’ he said. ‘It is a job like any other. Not only that, the sea is beautiful and we need it.
‘People who love the sea and who want to experience the sea need to follow their dream.
The 33-year-old won two Champions League trophies and two La Liga with Real Madrid