is a secret to no one: everybody knows that Bob LOVED football,
and as he often said during interviews, he would have become a
professional football player if he had not been a singer. Even
his best friend (Alan "Skill" Cole) was a professional
football player. “I have 2 passions: reggae and football”
as he once said. Or “football is freedom”. Click:
Bob played music, the ball was never far. He would play football
most of the time before a concert, backstage or during the soundcheck.
The tour bus would also be equiped with a TV to allow him to watch
the games. And whenever Bob played football, his guitar was never
too far either. Music and football could not be separated.
Therefore, as this site is mostly about Bob's
music, this page will include nothing but pictures of Bob playing
football, or soccer. If you have pictures of Bob playing football
that you would like to see included here, please e-mail
read an interview (in french) with Bob carried out in 1980 for
a french football magazine (Mondial), while Bob was on tour in
France, please CLICK HERE.
Finally, to read an article (in english) entitled
"Marley, me and a misplaced tackle", written by a journalist
who played football with Bob in Hyde park (London) and now feels
guilty as he had also stepped on his toe, please CLICK