Soccer Players Who Have Made Appearances in Movies, TV Shows, or Commercials

Julia | 09 - 17 - 2023

Sports are filled with high-talented personalities. Some players are lucky enough to start their acting careers after achieving huge success in a particular sports field. In the world of soccer, you can find several popular figures who have managed to make a big transition. Most fans love to see their soccer players in movies and on TV.  Do you know who the most famous soccer players in Hollywood are? Let’s take a look. 

Popular Soccer Players in Movies and TV

There are a lot of familiar faces from the soccer world who have appeared in various movies, shows, and commercials over the years. Are you curious to know more about soccer stars in American TV shows, series, documentaries, and sitcoms? 

MLS Players in Movies

David Beckham


The former Real Madrid star stands among the top celebrity soccer players who have appeared in movies from his playing days. He has numerous appearances in movies from small speaking roles to brief cameos. One of his notable roles is Trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Also, he acted in one episode of the famous sitcom Only Fools Sketch. 

Which soccer player acted as Trigger in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword?
  • A. Aiden McGeady
  • B. David Beckham
  • C. Pele
  • D. Jimmy Bullard

Zinedine Zidane


The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Zinedine Zidane began his acting debut in French fantasy comedy, Asterix at the Olympic Games. Moreover, this former Juventus starred in a famous football trilogy, GOAL which focuses on a fictional character Santiago Munez who became a global superstar. 



One of the most famous football players is considered the true God of football. Pele played several roles in Escape to Victory, Pele Forever, I Am Bolt, Hotshot, The Water Diviner, and more. 


The most famous soccer player represented various clubs like PSG, Santos, and Barcelona. He acted in the movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Samuel L Jackson. In this movie, he plays the role of a football player who is recruited into a secret organization. 

Soccer Players in Reality TV


You can see a lot of famous soccer stars featured in various TV shows. Here is the list of U.S. soccer players on screen: 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo – I am Georginia
  • Eric Cantona – The Traveller and Inhuman Resources 
  • David Beckham – Becoming the Beckhams 
  • Vinnie Jones – Tracked, Arrow and Deception

Soccer Players in Music Videos

Want to know about the most famous soccer stars showing their face in various musical videos? 

  • Peter Crouch 
  • Vinnie Jones
  • Didier Drogba 
  • Jimmy Bullard 

Soccer Players in Commercials USA

There are several commercial features with famous American soccer players. Some of them include Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi, Robinho Man City, and more. 

Soccer Players in Documentaries

Apart from commercials and music videos, there are various athletes turned actors in who act in documentaries. A few of these famous soccer stars are listed below: 

  • Diego Maradona 
  • Lionel Messi – Messi 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – The Phenomenon 
  • Aiden McGeady – Sunderland Till I Die 

Now, you have a detailed idea about the soccer players in movies and TV. In addition to these, there are different soccer players hosting TV shows, soccer players in animated series, sitcoms, games, and award shows.

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