Miguel Almiron celebrating with both arms in the air on a football pitch

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Football and Faith


Newcastle United’s Paraguayan attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron says his life has been underpinned by two consistent factors – football and faith.

After making the switch from sub-tropical Asunción to Tyneside, the Magpies playmaker has spoken out of how his Christian faith drives his life.

The Paraguayan’s right arm has been inscribed with a Biblical quotation in Spanish, “I am the way, the truth, the life”, from John 14:6, while the left bears an image of a football encircled by “El tiempo de Dios es perfecto,” meaning God’s timing is perfect.

He said: “I’m a Christian, a believer, for sure.

“I don’t always go to church in England – although that’s down to the language barrier – and I don’t spend all my time studying the Bible but I do sit down and read it from time to time, just to refresh my mind.”

Magpies boss Steve Bruce has been thoroughly impressed by Almiron’s start to life at St James’ Park. Bruce said: “Miggy’s absolutely sensational, a top player.

“In 20 years of management I’ve never seen anyone cover the distances and play with the intensity he does. He’s multi-talented; once he scores one goal, he’ll score a lot.”

This article was taken from the March 2020 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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