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We've seen many sport teams and leagues enter the esports scene as of late and even a few individual footballers. There's Barcelona's Pique owns a company making esports tournaments and Andre Gomes who is invested in one of Europe's biggest esport teams, G2.

Hundreds of football clubs are now involved, with most of them having their own FIFA players. That is the exact route that Chelsea and Holland legend Ruud Gullit has chosen, but with a twist.

Rather than picking up one of the top players, Gullit decided to form an academy called 'Team Gullit' with hopes of finding the next superstar. Speaking at the Esports Insiser Super Forum, he revealed exactly how he got into esports in the first place.

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit has formed his own FIFA esports academy called 'Team Gullit'

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit has formed his own FIFA esports academy called 'Team Gullit'

As it turns out, Gullit says he has seen a fair few video game tournaments: 'When I was at Chelsea I was invited at London Studios to a final of eGames. The first time there were no flash screens. You had big televisions, and the final was held on two televisions against each other.

'That was the first time. Then I had, of course, my kids, they play FIFA at home. I was also invited by EA in Cologne for the legends team and I participated at this as well. I still didn't understand, I still didn't know how big it was going to be. I thought I’d see a lot of youngsters, but instead there were a lot of adults who were playing it.

'And then I was also invited to the FIFA World Cup in London, last year. And where a player like, Gorilla is his nickname, won the World Cup. And then you for the first time, you see really what's going on. You see he has a manager, he has a coach. So therefore, there is a lot more than only playing games.'

Gullit became interested in esports when he attended the FIFA Interactive World Cup final

Gullit became interested in esports when he attended the FIFA Interactive World Cup final

It was there that he met the man who owns app development company, Triple. He asked Gullit why he didn't have an esports team and Dutchman said he liked the idea: 'I thought to myself it would be good because if you know that 7million people participate only in the FIFA World Cup, can you imagine how many people in the world are playing?

'I was a little bit intrigued. I also know that a lot of football players, because I was

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