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Top 5️⃣ footballers to spend New Year's Eve with 🥳

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Dan Burke

If, like us, you didn’t get an invite to Neymar’s New Year’s Eve bash in Rio, you might find yourself at a loose end when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December.

Most people on the planet will/should be having a quiet one this year, and all we can do is fantasise about our dream NYE party guests.

Here are our top five from the world of football …

5. James Milner

We know what you’re thinking. Boring James Milner?

But look, not everybody is a wild party animal. Some of us like to see in the New Year with a cup of tea and a chocolate digestive, and we reckon Milner would be the perfect companion for a quiet night in.

We’d get into our pyjamas, wait for the clock to strike midnight, sing Auld Lang Syne and go straight to bed.

Bliss. Boring, boring bliss.

4. Marta

We at OneFootball are huge fans of Marta. She’s cool, charismatic, funny and an incredible player to boot.

But the main reason we would love to spend NYE with her is because she’s so full of wisdom.

The turn of the year is a time for reflection and after the annus horribilis that was 2020, we really need some positivity.

Be the change you want to see in the world in 2021. Be like Marta.

3. Marten de Roon

We all need a laugh at this time of year, and who better to provide it than Atalanta midfielder De Roon?

The Dutchman is the king of Football Twitter and we’re sure he’d bring the banter to the party.

Please don’t shatter the illusion and tell us his tweets are all done by a PR company. We’re still not over the truth about Santa Claus.

2. Diego Costa

Fresh from terminating his contract with Atlético Madrid, Costa is likely to be enjoying a few days off and you can bet he’s ready to party.

The Spain international striker is no stranger to some banterous fun, and we’re sure he’d be the life and soul of the party.

Our only worry is he’s like that kid at school who always took things a bit too far, and we fear someone could end up in A&E.

As our colleague Alex Mott likes to say: “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye.”

1. Mario Balotelli

Why always him?

Mario Mania might have peaked almost a decade ago, when he became something of a living, breathing urban myth with stories of him driving his Maserati around Manchester dressed as Santa Clause and whatnot.

But we still have a lot of time for Balotelli’s hijinks, and there’s nobody we’d rather spend New Year’s Eve with than him.

Just make sure to have the fire brigade on speed dial.