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He was a well-known footballer, with a colorful hairstyle that became a cult, and today he is a religious man and an enthusiastic priest in the church, who even "prayed for the fate of Israel". Who can identify?

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Tribo West was a colorful and well-known footballer at the beginning of the millennium, and it turns out that even today he appears in front of an audience, enjoying the attention - but in a different style.

Quite a few footballers undergo a change after their career ends, but West took it to a surprising level: he became a priest, a religious man, who delivers sermons to a believing audience.

Henry called him the toughest defender in England.

West (Photo: GettyImages)

Inter in 1998: Standing (from left): It's Elias, Francesco Colonnaze, Javier Zanetti, Gianluca Pagliocca, Trivo West.

Kneeling (from left): Diego Simeone, Yuri Dzurkaf, Ivan Semorano, Aron Winter, Salvatore Persi, Ronaldo (Photo: GettyImages, Gerd Scheewel/Bongarts)

Tribo West in the Nigerian national team uniform (Photo: GettyImages, Lutz Bongarts/Bongarts)

West played in the past in Milan and Inter, was a stopper for the Nigerian national team, among other things he also played in Auxerre and Derby Kanuti (Thierry Henry once said of him that he was the hardest keeper he encountered in England, "a player who follows you into the dressing room", as he said), but today he chose In the way of the Gospel and lived according to his religious faith as a Catholic priest.

He founded, among other things, a church in Milan, and also a charity fund for children in Nigeria.

In photos published from his church in Nigeria, he is seen holding the Israeli flag, after "praying for the fate of the country".

He established a church and a charity fund (Photo: GettyImages, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

A familiar figure in Nigeria, still (Photo: GettyImages, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Still performing in front of an audience (Photo: GettyImages, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

with the flag of Israel.

West (Photo: GettyImages, PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

By the way, West was "close to God" also as a football player.

Christian Vieri, who collaborated with West at Inter in the 1999/2000 season, previously told an amusing story: "It was a Saturday morning, we were standing around coach Marcello Lippi and we were about to go for a final training session before a game. Lippi told us what formation he was practicing and suddenly Trivo West made a move Go ahead and in his deep voice he said: 'Lord! God told me I had to play'. I rolled with laughter. A moment later Lippi answered him: "It's strange, he didn't say anything about it to me."

At that moment I almost peed my pants from laughing."

Also, the former owner of Partizan Belgrade accused the Nigerian of lying about his age in order to join the team, saying: "Actually Trivo West was 40 years old when he claimed he was 28 years old.

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