Here’s a good question for the sports-minded. An Austrian journalist and (of course) the Salesian News Agency are promoting Saint John Bosco. It’s probably not lofty enough for John Paul II, who still awaits official sainthood. He was a very athletic-minded and outdoors guy, well into his papacy. Don’t know if he played soccer. Probably, eh?
Saints Christopher and Sebastian are called upon to watch over athletes, but I think soccer is significant enough for its own special patron.
Whom would you suggest?