A tale of two famous football stars Vinnie Jones and Ilhan Mansiz moving to television.
Do you really know how many football stars who played in TV programs or movies.Actually there are hundreds of people both playing football in football fields and playing in movies,TV programs and shows.Virtually all of them played football first and jumped to TV in the end of their football careers.I have already known several of them.However,I couldn’t settle for only several players.So,I’ve researched in a detailed way on the net.In the end,I found amazing things that I think it would draw your attention.So,let’s start with Vinnie Jones.
He was the ill-tempered boy of football fields.He played for Leeds United,Sheffield United,Wimbledon,Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea in Premier League. He also played for Wales national team eight times.He left the football in Queens Park Rangers in 1998.He was sent of 12 times in his career and once booked after five seconds of play.Football fans never forget that he grabbed famous player Paul Gascoigne’s testicles. After he left the football,he jumped to Hollywood in month.He started his Hollywood career with “Lock,Stock And Two Smoking Barrels” in 1998.In next years,he also took roles in more than thirty movies.He played in “Swordfish” with John Travolta,”Mean Machine” with David Kelly,
Ilhan Mansiz is one legendary football players of Besiktas football team.He played as a striker and became a goal machine in 100. year of Besiktas.He had a great success when Besiktas won the Turkish Super League.However,Besiktas fans were disappointed of being sold to a Japan team Vissel Kobe.He played for Samsunspor,Besiktas,Ankaragucu,Vissel Kobe and Hertha Berlin.He played for Turkish national team in World Cup 2002.His goal in extra times,carried Turkish national team to the semifinals of World Cup.He also made the assist of the fastest goal of World Cup history.He left the football for a while because of his injury in one of the legs.
After his football career,he jumped to TV as Vinnie did.He played in “Girls’ Dormitory” and “Doctors” TV series in Turkey.While he was acting in “Doctors” he also participated to an ice-skating contest in TV.This contest was a TV show.In the end,he won the contest and big money price and donated to Turkish Kidney Foundation. He thinks to return football fields again.Bayern Leverkusen,Toronto FC,Columbus Crew,Red Bull New York and Central Coast Mariners teams are interested in capturing Ilhan by short-term contracts.Ilhan Mansiz is still in Besiktas’ fan’s hearts with Pascal Nouma.