Did you know the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden has a football club? Not only is that true, but that football club happens to be pretty damn good!
Among the athletes who make up the roster for this Iron Maiden football club, band bassist Steve Harris is actually part of the team.
Footage from the team’s recent match against FC Barcelona has been uploaded to the Iron Maiden YouTube channel, and per that footage, Maiden’s team kicked a whole lot of butt.
In the video you will find below, you will see Maiden’s team run circles around FC Barcelona, though the latter does put up a good fight throughout the match.
In the end, Maiden’s team took the match, scoring eight points to FC Barcelona’s three points. You can check out this awesome match for yourself below. Also below, you will find some of Iron Maiden’s upcoming 2023 tour dates; later this year, in October, the band will be performing at the brand new heavy metal festival known as Power Trip.
It is pretty surreal for Iron Maiden to have their very own football club – makes you wonder what it might be like for other bands to have their own sports team. Like… a Metallica hockey team. Or, a Cannibal Corpse football team. Or, a Cattle Decapitation baseball team.
While we love sports as a whole here, a big favorite of ours is wrestling. Earlier this year, we put together an article featuring a list of the 10 most metal wrestlers in WWE history. You can check out that feature by following this link here.
Iron Maiden football team plays against FC Barcelona
Upcoming Iron Maiden 2023 tour dates
- July 25th – Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
July 26th – Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
July 29th – Frankfurt, Festhalle, Germany
July 31st – Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
August 1st – Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
August 2nd – Wacken Open Air, Germany