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You can tell a lot about a Premier League footballer from their first ever tweet

Plenty of these are reminiscent of a teenager's first MySpace post

Footballers and social media has never been a match made in heaven.

We spent too much of our afternoon looking back at the first tweets of some Premier League stars.

Some players, naming no names (*cough* Dele Alli *cough*) have clearly been advised to DELETE a load of their old tweets but we still stumbled on a few gems…

Kane was clearly a Call of Duty fan in his younger days.

You can imagine him wearing a headset while insulting a 15-year-old American boy’s mum.

One of the all time classic tweets.

We never found out if Rio took him up on this kind offer or not.

England’s most uninspiring midfielder put forward a strong contender for the worst use of a hashtag.


I didn’t know ICT classes were teaching students how to use Twitter?

The spelling of “ppl” is classic 2011.

Also, it’s ‘bear with me’ but bit late to put that right now, Martin.

When he’s not conceding outrageous goals, the Crystal Palace keeper can be found at Virgin Gym in Wolverhampton.

He’s occasionally joined by Steven Mouyokolo.

And if the idea of those three exchanging pointers about breaststroke technique doesn’t fill you with joy then your soul has definitely been snatched away.

There’s something quite brilliant about dedicating your first tweet to a 2010 X-Factor contestant.

Lennon’s playing career has gone a similar route to Cher Lloyd’s in fairness.

The reference to pinging on a Blackberry is such a throwback.

Does Zaha want to say “while” anymore? #multitasking.

Dom Calvert-Lewin is not a fan of Thorpe Park and wants the world to know about it.

The space between his hashtag is also classic first tweet stuff.

Monreal posing with an Arsenal fan after their long wait to win the league.

“Hard preseason, some do not stand more!” is the translation.

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Some honourable mentions to these legends

Any excuse to use this picture again…


Everyone’s favourite centre-forward turned centre-back dedicated his first tweet to the instrument he invented.

It’s yet to revolutionise the music business but there is still time.

Here are some more of our favourites…

Name a Premier League player who looks more like a character from The Wire than Deeney.

We dare you!

Thanks, Wayne, we can sleep easy now.