Many stars of stage, screen and even the catwalk have a penchant for the beautiful game. Find out more here!
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Boris Becker - Bayern Munich - Simon Kuper, May 2001
Tennis player, football fan, and now a board member at Bayern Munich Football Club. When Franz Beckenbauer asked Boris Becker to join the advisory board of Bayern Munich, the former tennis player thought about it for "three seconds."
Lennart Johansson - Arsenal FC - May 2001
As the President of UEFA, the Swede Lennart Johansson has a responsibility to be impartial and fair in all football matters. However, he cherishes his childhood memories of watching English football and in particular, following the fortunes of the north London team, Arsenal.
Robert Duvall - Brazilian National Team - May 2001
An unlikely football fan, Duvall's love of the game is so strong that he has just completed making a film in Scotland about a fictional Scottish team starring players such as striking legend Ally McCoist (Rangers, Kilmarnock, Scotland) and featuring cameo appearances from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson!
Hugh Grant Fulham FC (England) - May 2001
Hugh Grant, star of box-office successes including "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" is well-known for his love of London club Fulham FC. He became a supporter during his childhood, when he lived close to Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC.
Elton John - Watford FC (England) - May 2001
Not only is Sir Elton John one of the world's most successful solo artists but he could also claim to be the most famous football club chairman in the world! He is now in his second spell as Chairman of Watford FC, the local club which he has supported from childhood.
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Leyton Orient (England) - May 2001
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the world-famous composer of musicals such as "Cats", "Phantom of the Opera" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" that have been performed before millions worldwide, has just embarked on his most ambitious project to date. A musical, "The Beautiful Game" about a Belfast (Northern Ireland) football team struggling to compete amidst the political turmoil of the region.
Mel C - Liverpool - May 2001
Mel C, also known as Sporty Spice from The Spice Girls, has never hidden her love for Liverpool FC. A native of Liverpool, she has been photographed proudly wearing the red shirt of her beloved team on numerous occasions.
Kenneth Branagh - Linfield (N. Ireland) & Tottenham Hotspur - May 2001
Branagh, the star of films such as Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Wild Wild West, grew up in Northern Ireland supporting his local team, Linfield. Having moved to England to pursue his acting career, he began to follow London club Tottenham Hotspur during his university days.
Mick Hucknall - Manchester United & Barcelona - May 2001
A self-confessed Manchester United fanatic, the Simply Red singer's love of his team has been a constant throughout his life. He has even admitted that the band's name was a tribute to his support for the Red Devils.
Robbie Williams - Port Vale - May 2001
Now one of the world's most successful solo artists, the ex-Take That singer's love of his football and his local club, Port Vale, is well-known to all his fans.
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