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Five Footballers Who Were Horrible Actors

Many footballers have ventured into professional acting, but here are five famous footballers who didn’t do too well in front of the camera!

Click through the mini-gallery to see the footballers turned actors.

Neymar admitted that once his career as a footballer is over, he would like to try his hand in acting, and he has already featured in a movie – xXx Return of Xander Cage.

The Brazilian’s role was short, but long enough to tell us that perhaps acting isn’t for him! Neymar’s popularity can definitely help sell a product, but a movie? Unlikely.

Former Real Madrid colleagues David Beckham - who also starred in Bend It Like Beckham - and Raul Gonzalez stared alongside one another in Goal – a film about a Spanish footballer who takes his career from Newcastle United to Real Madrid Although, we doubt Raul and Becks wanted to take acting seriously, we’re pleased that we haven’t seen them in much else! 

Eric Cantona is another footballer turned actor, and he did it bigger than any of the aforementioned! The Frenchman acted in two fairly popular movies, with one of them being a film about himself titled 'Looking for Eric.' Cantona was unconvincing in his roles, but he was taken more seriously than the others.

In addition, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness also tried his hand at acting, and was dubbed the worst footballer to go on screen despite his efforts.

Can you name any other stars you saw in films? 


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