Ted Lasso confirms Zava was based off one of soccer’s wildest stars

One of the early plotlines for the third season of Ted Lasso was the signing of Zava by AFC Richmond. The club added the talented, albeit eccentric, striker early in the season, and his addition led to a quick run of success for the club.

However, that early success was more of a mirage than anything else. The team started to sputter, and eventually Zava became disinterested, deciding to step away from the game and focus on an avocado farm.

Zava’s addition led to speculation about who the show’s creators based the character on, and earlier this season actor Maximilian Osinski sat down for an interview with USA Today,

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