Aleksandar Kolarov sings Jingle Bells for Manchester City

World in Motion, Three Lions and Diamond Lights – three great instances of football and music coming together.

Then along came Aleksandar Kolarov who put everyone to shame with his joyless, yet mesmerising rendition of Jingle Bells.

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Kolarov joined Man City from Lazio in 2010 when Roberto Mancini was manager and left in 2017

The 33-year-old joined Roma in 2017, but had seven years at Manchester City where he became one of the most popular players.

“I consider my time as a Citizen as one of the most beautiful periods of my life,” he said when finally leaving.

“Two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups — I won’t forget those. And, of course, there was the best moment.

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Kolarov won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups in seven years at Man City

“Everyone remembers where they were when they heard…

“Agüeroooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

“We’ll always have that.”

He also followed up his Jingle Bells performance with ‘Santa Claus is coming to Town’ a year later.

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