When you're at the football and you've got a drink AND your favourite snack, it's hard to juggle both. Right? Well, Melbourne Victory's new on-loan striker Max Beister has the answer. Turns out, he's an inventor - and a budding singer!
After Melbourne Victory signed Maximilian Beister this week, we look at some interesting facts you might not know about the 26-year-old German attacker, who's set to light up the league on and off the park.
1. Beister is not only a good footballer but also an inventor, designing a combination beaker and bowl – called the Snaxcup or 'Maxicup' – to enable people to juggle both a drink and food at the same time.
The clever invention secured a European patent back in 2014.
2. He has played alongside a couple of Caltex Socceroos in his time. He was a team-mate of former Victory man Robbie Kruse at Fortuna Dusseldorf in 2011, while he played eight games at 1860 Munich with Milos Degenek last season.
3. Beister fancies himself as a bit of a singer away from the football pitch, as this YouTube clip shows from his time at Hamburg.
4. As a youngster, his favourite player was Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry.
5. Beister once copped a five-game ban in Germany after he was sent off 11 minutes after coming on against Augsburg. He copped the sanction for kicking an opponent before “insulting the referee” after copping the red card.
6. He made 28 appearances for Germany at youth level, once scoring a double against Argentina while playing for the under-21 national team.
7. Beister missed almost full year of football in 2014, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in January while playing for Hamburg.
8. In March 2014, he opened the 'Immerschlau' auxiliary school in Hamburg as a shareholder.
9. At the same time, Beister founded a club, SC Luneburg, with his father and former youth trainer.
- With thanks to Goal.com in Germany.