We had a massive response when we asked you to vote for the greatest football film ever with When Saturday Comes surprisingly sweeping the poll. But, while art may have no problem imitating sport, putting a footballer in front of a camera rarely leads to studs treading the red carpet come Oscar night.
Thankfully, footballers are usually limited to cameo appearances â€“ although even the ultimate method acting experience of playing yourself doesnâ€™t always guarantee a good performance.
Click through for a look at our top ten of footballers turned actors and let us know what you think of their acting ability
Possibly the first player to grace the big screen in that all time classic Escape to Victory , which also featured Bobby Moore and Ossie Ardiles â€“ Pele has even starred in a Brazilian TV series called Os Estranohos .
Made an impressive debut in Brit-flick Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels then went all starry eyed and moved to Hollywood â€“Â where heâ€™s consistently typecast as a meathead in films like Gone in 60 Seconds, Swordfish and X Men: The Last Stand .
With his chiseled features and Colgate smile youâ€™d have thought he was made for the silver screen â€“Â but cameo appearances in the Goal trilogy suggest he should spend his spare time in Hollywood taking