5 Footballers Who Were in Movies

Some footballers can show their talent not only on the football pitch, but also out of it. For example, on a film set.

Pele – Victory

We haven’t seen Pele on the football pitch for a long time, so he is 78 already. With the Brazil’s national team he won The Olympics, The World Championship and American Cup, scored more than 1000 balls. On the record of the world football legend are 18 projects in movies. Mainly of the Brazilian production. According to Zoomboola.com, among the most famous ones is the “Victory”, where Sylvester Stallone played the leading part. In this film prisoners of nazi have a task to play against the German soldiers.


Zinedin Zidan – Asterix & Obelix: Mission of Cleopatra

For the first time Zidan appeared in a movie an 2002 – he was in the ending of a film “Asterix & Obelix: Mission of Cleopatra”. Then the owner of Golden Ball of 1998 shooted in “Goal II”. Nowadays, ex-football player heads the Madrid “Real” as the main coach.


Eric Cantona – Looking for Eric

Another French footballer, who became famous due to his partnership with “Manchester United”. Everybody remembered him for his aggressive and fervent nature. There are about 20 projects in the filmography of Eric. The biggest fame to Eric was brought by “Looking for Eric”, where he played himself, and “Elizabeth”, released in 1998.

Vinnie Jones

For his career Vinnie managed to play for “Chelsea” and “Wimbledon” clubs. His reputation on the pitch is of a no compromise and hard guy. Vinnie is also the most successful actor among the other players. He played one of the leading roles in iconic movies of Guy Ritchie – “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch”. You could also see him in films “Swordfish”, “Gone in Sixty Seconds”, “EuroTrip”, “Escape Plan”, “Mean Machine”.

David Beckham – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

An English football player, who is honoured by fans for playing in “Manchester United” and “Real Madrid”. The most famous movies with ex football player are several “Goal” films, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and “U.N.C.L.E.” He also was in film “David Beckham: Into the Unknown”, where the actor was cruising through the jungles of Brazil on his motorbike.