Meet the Law School dropout who is now a Super Eagles superstar

Meet the Law School dropout who is now a Super Eagles superstar

Izuchukwu Akawor 21:53 - 12.07.2023

This Super Eagles star has revealed how he almost found himself on another career path before football came calling.

Nigeria international and PulseSports30 superstar Cyriel Dessers has revealed how he left Law School to chase his football dream. 

Dessers made this revelation during an interview with Rangers TV after he sealed a move to Scottish giant Rangers. 

Cyriel Dessers to Rangers is a DONE deal

The 28-year-old is the sixth signing of the summer for the Gers following a move from relegated Italian club Cremonese. 

Dessers move to Rangers 

The Super Eagles forward will be playing for his ninth club when the season gets underway. 

He has put pen to paper on a two-year contract that will see him represent the Scottish side until the summer of 2026. 

Cyriel Dessers joined Rangers from Cremonese

Rangers were forced to part with £4.5 million to prise the experienced forward away from Italy. 

His move to Scotland was completed last week as reported by Pulse Sports Nigeria.

Dessers on his career path

Following his move to Ibrox, the former Feyenoord star revealed a shocking part of his life. 

Cyriel Dessers is PulseSports30 #26

According to his first interview with club media, Rangers TV, Dessers was on his way to being a lawyer before he dropped out to chase a career in football. 

"I became a professional footballer quite late and for me studying was always plan A and football was plan B,” Dessers said. 

"So I started law school, I did it (for) two years, and then I got the chance to become a professional football player, and of course, I went for it.”

Dessers scored ten goals to help Feyenoord reach the UECL final last season

"Now I'm here, so I think I made the good choice."

Desserts started his football career at OH Leuven in 2014 but lasted only two matches before he joined Lokeren where he spent two seasons, scoring seven goals in 40 appearances.

He moved to the Eredivisie club NAC Breda where he turned a hero after 29 goals in 40 matches for the club before starring for FC Utrecht and Heracles between 2017 and 2021. 

Cyriel Dessers scored the only goal for Cremonese in a 1-0 win at home to Empoli
Cyriel Dessers could have been a lawyer.

The Super Eagles striker moved to Belgian side Genk in the summer of 2020 but was farmed out on loan back to the Eredivisie, with Feyenoord where he fired the club to the UEFA Europa Conference League final and finished as the top scorer with 10 goals.

Dessers has now been joined by compatriot and fellow Super Eagles star Leon Balogun, who has rejoined the Gers as reported by Pulse Sports Nigeria.

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