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Footballers who have starred in movies

In the age of social media, footballers are more than sports stars. Many of them represent global brands while some even go on to star in movies. Checkout 5 footballers who have appeared in movies.

1.David Beckham

Probably the first footballer of the modern era to be immersed in the paparazzi culture, it won’t be a surprise if Beckham ends up in Hollywood establishing a career as a full-time actor anytime soon. He has made a cameo appearance in the Goal! series, Spy Classic, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Deadpool 2.

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Widely known as one of the greatest players of all time, Pele appeared in the film Escape to Victory as a Trinidad and Tobago player named Luis Fernandez. He was joined by top footballers including Bobby Moore and Ossie Ardiles, playing allied prisoners of war playing a match against a team of German soldiers.

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3.Eric Cantona

Cantona won four Premier League titles in five years and following his retirement from football in 1997, he took up a career in cinema. He starred in Elizabeth, The French Film, and Looking for Eric. In 2010, he debuted as a stage actor in Face au Paradis.

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4.Zinedine Zidane

Currently managing Real Madrid, Zidane made a cameo appearance in TV series Football cracks, Asterix at the Olympic Games and the Goal! series.

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The Paris Saint-Germain player has starred in a couple of minor roles in his hometown, including an episode of blockbuster series Trail of Lies (Amor a Vida) in 2013 and in 2017, he appeared in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, where he acted as a footballer about to be recruited to the secret organisation by Samuel L Jackson.

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