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Famous Footballers Who Have Appeared in Films or on TV

Quiz: Acting Footballers

  1. Which football star joined David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in a Sport Relief episode of Only Fools and Horses?
  2. Who made a magnificent slow-motion bicycle kick in the 1981 film Escape to Victory?
  3. Who played diplomat Paul de Foix in the 1998 British film Elizabeth?
  4. Vinnie Jones won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer for which 1988 film?

  5. A Shot at Glory is a 2002 film starring Robert Duvall and which Scottish footballer?
  6. Liverpool footballers Graeme Souness and Sammy Lee appeared as themselves in which 1982 BBC drama?
  7. Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and John Barnes all appeared as themselves in which 2002 film?
  8. Which former England international and football pundit played the character Kevin Franks alongside Sharon Stone in the film Basic Instinct 2?
  9. Barry Venison made an appearance as himself in which 2001 film?
  10. Guy Ritchie cast which friend in 2014's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and also as Trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in 2017?
  11. Which Irish footballer played a Mormon alongside snooker player Ken Doherty in Mrs Browns Boys?
  12. On 29 May 2014, which footballer appeared on BBC's Question Time?


  1. David Beckham
  2. Pele
  3. Eric Cantona
  4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  5. Ally McCoist
  6. Boys From The Black Stuff
  7. Bend It Like Beckham
  8. Stan Collymore
  9. Mike Bassett: England Manager
  10. David Beckham
  11. Robbie Keane
  12. Joey Barton