Early Doors

The other Tom Cruise

Early Doors

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You'll notice this blog post is essentially a list of
names. Inspired by Arsenal-left-back-cum-scary-Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise,
here are some more footballers who share their name with famous people.

Michael
Jackson
(Former Preston, Tranmere and Blackpool
defender / Dead singer)

Paul Weller
(Retired ex-Burnley midfielder / Modfather)

James Brown
(Hartlepool striker / Godfather of soul)

Robbie
Williams
(Huddersfield left-back / hyperactive
'entertainer')

Jimmy
Carter
(Former Liverpool and Arsenal winger / US President)

Chris
Morris
(Former Irish international / Day Today/BrassEye creator)

Chris
Martin
(Norwich
striker / celebrity wristband wearer)

James Dean
(Former Bury player / Rebel without a cause)

Chris Brown
(Preston striker / unpleasant US R 'n' B
star)

John
Spencer
(Chelsea
striker / American actor)

Dean
Richards
(Injury-prone defender / Bloodgate villain)

John Kennedy
(Retired Celtic player / assassinated US President)

James Morrison
(West Brom midfielder / drab acoustic rocker)

Leon Britton
(Swansea midfielder
/ former Tory MP)

Jill Scott (England women's international / Soul singer-songwriter)

Socrates (Former Brazilian international / Greek philosopher)

Bismarck
(Former Brazilian international / unifier of Germany)

Gladstone (Brazilian
footballer / British Prime Minister)

Mozart (Brazilian
footballer / Austrian composer)

Petr
Gabriel
(Ex-Czech
Republic defender /
Genesis singer)

Carlos
Santana
(Former Costa Rica playmaker / guitar virtuoso)

George
Lucas
(Santos
defender / Star Wars creator)

Michel
Platini
(Brazilian CSKA Moscow striker / UEFA president)

Creedence Clearwater Couto (Former
Lierse SK
striker / rock legends)

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