Turkish international Arda Turan is best known for football but he has shared a few videos playing basketball as well however, his passion for table tennis was until yesterday pretty much unknown.
Turan sent out a tweet to table tennis legend J-O Waldner who retired today. The bearded winger described him as being the ‘Mozart of table tennis’ and shared a clip of his final game.
The Mozart of table tennis J-O Waldner played his last match today. 50 years old still going strong. Legend! https://t.co/scbkF16lvq
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) February 11, 2016
The Swedish sporting legend won several international trophies and gold at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Waldner played his last game today ending a 38-year-long career which began when he was aged just 12.
The table tennis champion held several records but it was Barcelona that were breaking records this week extending their unbeaten run to 29 games.
Barcelona have also won all eight games Turan has made an appearance in since making his debut against Espanyol in the Spanish Cup last month.
Barca have won 10 games and drawn just the once since the Turkish international made his first appearance for the club although Turan did not feature in the draw which was against Valencia in the Copa del Rey mid-week.