One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson ‘Kicks’ Off His Professional Soccer Career

'Wow, what an incredible experience,' Louis gushes about putting on the U.K. Doncaster Rovers uniform.

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson saw his dreams come true on Wednesday when he suited up and hit the field as a pro soccer star for the U.K.’s Doncaster Rovers.

Tomlinson made his big debut for the professional soccer club, coming in as a substitute in the 65th minute during a match against Rotherham; the game ended in a 0-0 score. But even though he didn’t walk away with a win, Louis couldn’t contain his excitement over the “incredible experience.”

The Doncaster Rovers usually draw a crowd of about 100, but with Tomlinson taking the field more than 5,000 1D fans turned up to cheer on the hugely appreciative boy-bander.

Tomlinson used to work for the team’s facility’s burger bar during matches when he was younger. But last August, he upgraded, signing a non-contract deal with the soccer (a.k.a. football) club. The following month, Louis took the field for the first time against professional players in a charity match in Glasgow, Scotland.

Unfortunately, the singer was knocked to the ground during the game, a hit that left him so rattled he was caught vomiting on camera. Tomlinson later cancelled his official debut for the team due to the injury; he was originally set to start last September.

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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