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Meet 5 Former Footballers That Are Actors (Photos)

1. Vincent Peter Jones

Vincent A 58-year-old British actor and former professional footballer, Peter Jones was a central attacking midfielder for Queens Park Rangers and the Wales national team before retiring from the profession. 

For his time at Wimbledon, Best was a key member of the popular Crazy Gang, which gained widespread popularity. He played for the English club for two periods between 1986 and 1998, during which he won the FA Cup in 1988. During his time there, he made more than 200 appearances. 

Jones began acting after his retirement from the world of football, which occurred 23 years ago. He is best known for portraying violent criminals and thugs in his roles. In addition to Juggernaut in X-Men: The Last Stand, he has also appeared in several British films including Snatch (2000), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Mean Machine (2001), and Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). (2006). 

2. Eric Cantona

Eric Daniel is a writer who lives in the United States. In addition to being a French actor, Pierre Cantona is a former professional footballer who most recently represented Manchester United and the France national team as a forward. 

His professional football career with Manchester United saw him win four Premier League titles as well as two League and FA Cup doubles during his time in the club. At the senior international level, he represented France in international competition. This year, Cantona was admitted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, where he will remain until his death. In 2004, he was named to Pelé's FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players, which was published in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup. 

After retiring from football twenty-four years ago, he embarked on a career as an actor, appearing in a number of French films, including Elizabeth (1998) and Looking for Eric (2001). (2009). 

3. Werner Roth

Werner Roth is a 73-year-old American actor and former professional soccer player who last played as a defender for New York Cosmos and the United States national team. 

Shortly after the end of his football career in 1979 at the age of 31, Roth started his career as an actor. He plays the character of German soccer team captain Baumann in the 1981 movie, Victory. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame thirty two years ago. 

4. Ralf Little

Ralf Alastair John Little is an English actor and ex professional footballer. 

Since last year, he has been seen in the English film Death in Paradise, where he plays Detective Inspector Neville Parker. The Yorkshire Farm is an English television series in which he serves as the narrator and chronicles the life of the Owen family on their Yorkshire Farm, in which he also appears. 


5. Frank Leboeuf

Franck Alain is a French actor and director. James Leboeuf is a French actor and former professional footballer who played as a centre-back for the Paris Saint-Germain football club. 

Leboeuf was a member of the French national team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 2000 European Championship, and a number of local championships, the most notably during his five years as a player for Chelsea. 

Following his retirement from football, Leboeuf went on to work as an actor, performing in both stage and cinema plays throughout his career.

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