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Popular Football Legends That Featured in Movies

Football and movies are two different worlds but both careers seek to bring about entertainment though differently. Football players sometimes try to keep themselves busy after retirement, venturing into

6. Vinnie Jones: Vinnie Jones played for Leeds United and popular English club, Chelsea in the English Premier League.He has about 350 EPL appearances. The former football player has appeared in films such as Guy Ritchie's Brit Gangster Flicks, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch where he played the role of invincible Bullet Tooth Tony. Vinnie Jones featured in popular movie X-men: The Last Stand which is the most popular he has featured so far.


5. Eric Cantona: Eric Cantons is Manchester United's football legend who is one of the greatest football players in the history of the club. Cantona retired from football and decided to keep himself busy with acting. The former Man United player fearured in the movie Elizabeth, an Oscar winning movie and in 2009 he acted a movie titled Looking For Eric. Cantona has acted over 24 movies so far.


4. Carlo Ancelotti: Carlo Ancelotti who currently coaches English club Everton is one of the few popular persons in football that stepped into the world of acting. He featured in a 1983 comedy movie as a player for the Devil's Team. He also appeared in Star Trek Beyond, where he played the role of a ship doctor.


3. David Becham: David Becham has always been a celebrity kind of player and so his decision to venture into acting might not be surprising to many. The former Manchester United player acted the Goals film from 2005 to 2009 before acting the series Only Fools and Horses. In 2017, David Becham starred in the Blockbuster movie, King Arthur.


2. Paul Breitner: Paul Breitner is a football legend who holds the record as one of the only four players to score in two different World Cup finals. The football legend appeared in two adventure films, and then featured in Kuyonga-Mord in Afrika in 1986.


1. Pele: Pele is one of the greatest football legends of all time. The Brazilian former footballer after retirement decided to keep himself busy with acting. He featured in the 1981 movie Escape to Victory. Two years after acting Escape to Victory, Pele is featured in a A Minor Miracle where he trys to help a bunch of orphans try to save their homes and in 1987, Pele played the role of an American Soccer player in the movie Hot Shot.

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