Pies Classics: Top 10 Celebrity Football Triallists

Ollie Irish

23rd, April 2010


By Ollie Irish

Football-loving celebrities bore the arse off me. Ooh, there’s Robbie Williams gurning in a Port Vale shirt! Oh, and look at Ant & Dec swigging bottled beer in a sponsors’ box at St James’ Park! And, yes, Ralf Little, you’re a half-decent defender (by celeb standards) but stick to what you do best – hang on, what exactly is it you do best? Turning up for celebrity five-aside tournaments, it seems.

Anyway, the 10 celebs listed below get my respect because they actually had trials at a proper professional club. Some of the names you’ll know already; some will come as a big surprise…


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Rod Stewart (Brentford)
 - Stewart was signed as an apprentice for Brentford in the 1960s but he didn't make the grade. Shame. If he'd been a bit better on the ball, we'd have been spared 'Sailing'.