Seven celebs you didn't know were footballers - from Bradley Walsh to Gordon Ramsay

Celebrities often get accused of being talentless charlatans - but here we have forged a list that says otherwise

Succeeding in football is hard enough given that very few of those who try actually make it

And some of those who tried their hand but failed - or just gave up entirely after coming across a new passion - ended up being household names

Sean Connery The late, great Sean Connery had a career on screen that spanned around 70 years. But it was during his youth that he was heavily drawn to sport

Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay might be better known as a sweary British chef whose amount of TV programs could rival that of James Corden - but growing up in Glasgow he was a hardened Rangers fan who had aspirations of playing professionally

Bradley Walsh Daytime TV show guru Bradley Walsh played for Brentford for a stint before going on loan to Barnet

Johnny Marr Johnny Marr has often flirted with the beautiful game. From meeting Pep Guardiola in a special Q&A with The Guardian to having his single ‘Armatopia’ selected for the soundtrack for eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020

Olly Murs Olly Murs is one of the biggest names to ever come out of the X-Factor. But before he was a pop star, the Essex-born heart-throb played football at a pretty decent level

Boris Becker The tennis star, currently serving at Her Majesty’s Pleasure on charges of hiding assets, was a talented youngster and was even given an opportunity to play for Bayern Munich’s youth setup

Ralf Little Ralf Little, of The Royal Family fame, has been a keen player since 2003. The Bury-born actor has played for the likes of Maidstone United, Staines Town, and Edgware Town