2013-04-24

'GET INSPIRED' BY HEDWIGES MADURO


1. Can you tell us something about yourself...
I’m Hedwiges Maduro, 28 years old and a professional football player in Spain. Currently I’m playing for Sevilla FC in La Liga.I’ve also played for the Netherlands National Football Team some caps, for Valencia and for Ajax. 
When I was younger, as I started playing football for Ajax, it became my ambition to play for a Spanish football team. This is something that I’ve always wanted. Playing in a Spanish football team would allow me to play against the best football players in the world like Messi and Ronaldo. So far I have accomplished this ambition. Now it is my ambition to play for the Netherlands Football Team in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. I’m currently working very hard to achieve that. At a personal level it is my dream to always be healthy and happy. I actually wish that for everybody, my friends and family.

2. What inspires you?
My parents are the ones that inspire me. For their care, love and for always being there for me, 24/7. If everyone would treat their fellow human beings like their own family, the world would be a much better and more beautiful place. Another inspiration for me is Michael Jackson, because of his music and trying to make the world a better place. Mohammed Ali also inspires me. His ambition was to always be the best and to constantly become a better version of himself. This inspires me greatly. I recently have a weekly column at Luxesh where I write about my life as a football player and my experiences. This way I hope to inspire other people.

3. How does fashion inspire you?
Fashion really inspires me. I love to be well-dressed and go out. I think it’s more pleasant for people to see a well-dressed person, someone who takes care of himself and has a good appearance. Moreover, style is the most important thing. Your style should fit your personality. Although appearance and confidence is everything, you can strengthen it with fashion. 

I always read the magazine Life After Football, it’s about football, fashion and lifestyle. Very inspiring! Especially when it comes to fashion, they give great tips and advice about the latest fashion trends for men. Definitely a must read! Furthermore I get inspired by the style of Kanye West.



4. Can you describe your style?
My style is casual chic and a little tough at the same time. Those three facets represent me. In my spare time you’ll see me wearing nice pants or jeans with a blazer combined with the latest sneakers. I’m a sportsman, so I also like to wear sweatpants and shirts. They’re comfortable to wear and also have a tough, laid-back look. That way you can play a little with your style. My personal stylist Giovanni Laisina from The Frontrow always helps me with that.

5. My ‘Get Inspired’ quote is...
Keep your eyes on the stars, but keep your feet 
on the ground. Be yourself at all the times because 
you only live once. Enjoy!