Tottenham cult hero Sandro struck up unlikely friendship with darts legend who’s home was ‘like a movie’

FORMER Tottenham midfielder Sandro has revealed he once went round darts legend Bobby George’s house after falling in love with the sport during his time in England.

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The Brazilian, 34, joined Spurs from South American side Internacional in 2010 and went on to play 106 times across a four-year spell.

Sandro spent four years at Tottenham and played more than 100 games for the clubGetty

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All told, he spent seven years in England as his time in North London was followed by spells at QPR and West Brom.

And he immersed himself in the culture during his time in the country, becoming a big fan of darts after regularly watching it on TV.

This led to him buying some darts of his own to practice with, before someone at Spurs put him in contact with George.

Ex-darts pro George, 77, finished runner-up in the BDO World Darts Championship in both 1980 and 1994.

But he is just as well-known for his eccentric personality, often seen wearing heaps of jewellery and giving brilliant opinions as a pundit on Sky Sports.

And Sandro has now revealed a meeting he had with George which involved going to the darts legend’s “movie” house and playing his son.

Sandro exclusively told Ladbrokes Fanzone: “Bobby George. Lovely jubbly! What a guy Bobby is. I don’t really know how this interview happened with him; I just know I was always playing darts in my house when I moved to England.

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“I’ve said it before, I’m an open guy, and when I came to England I wanted to understand and enjoy the culture.

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James Maddison’s celebration involves him pretending to play dartsPA

“I was always watching darts on TV and I fell in love with the game, so I bought some darts and tried to learn it!

“I think some guy from Tottenham set me up with Bobby to do some work with him, and just because of how much I watched darts, I knew a bit of history about him, and the game itself. So when the guy asked if I wanted to meet Bobby, of course I did!

“He was such a nice guy, we turned up at his house and it was like something from a movie! He was a great host, and we just spent the day playing darts, drinking and having fun!

“I played against his son, while Bobby was just talking to us in the background, but my god, even his son was so good.”

Sandro also referenced James Maddison‘s celebration – which sees him throw an imaginary dart – and even challenged the ex-Leicester man to a game on the oche.

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He added: “I see James Maddison’s celebration is him pretending to throw darts, so it looks like he loves the game as well!

“I’d love to give him a game, but I’d have to get practicing again now. Get myself, Bobby and Maddison in a room and let’s do it!”

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