我父親是職業足球員，叫堂丁奧，在我們那個地區是個很有名氣的好球員。可是他肯定既不是一個幸運兒，也不是一個暴發戶。 My father was a professional football player known as dondinho, and while he was an excellent player and well known in the area, he was certainly neither the luckiest nor the most prosperous.
當時當個職業足球員，掙錢極少，要養活自己都幾乎不可能，要想用那點微薄的收入養活全家，顯然更是不可思議。 For a man to live on the meager earnings of a professional football player in those days was close to impossible, and trying to raise a family on those minuscule earnings dearly ridiculous.
英國前職業足球員洛伊德史考特（LloydScott）在馬拉松比賽42公里的全程中，一直是面不朝下，每天至少8個小時。 Lloyd Scott, a former professional footballer, inched his way along the42km course face-down on a metal sled for up to eight hours a day.
像很多足球迷一樣，我小時候的志願，是當職業足球員。 When I was young, I wanted to be a professional footballer.
職業足球員也打板球的現在很少見了 The professional footballer who also play cricket be a rare bird nowadays