Star Wars Football XI: We pick a galaxy of stars from C3 Pirlo to Jabba the Hutton

May the force be with you – today marks the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! As sci-fi film fans get stuck into the latest instalment one of cinema’s most popular franchises, Yahoo Sport UK has looked at what a Star Wars XI would look like on the football field with a team made up of puntastic stars.


<p>It’s Star Wars Day so Yahoo Sport UK has picked a football team made up of a galaxy of puntastic players. </p>
Stars Wars Football XI

It’s Star Wars Day so Yahoo Sport UK has picked a football team made up of a galaxy of puntastic players.

<p>Jar Jar Toure – The Man City midfielder isn’t quite as annoying as most people think this Phantom Menace character is. </p>
Jar Jar Toure

Jar Jar Toure – The Man City midfielder isn’t quite as annoying as most people think this Phantom Menace character is.

<p>Jabba The Hutton – Some might compare this pair’s on-the-field talents given the Scot’s recent decline </p>
Jabba The Hutton

Jabba The Hutton – Some might compare this pair’s on-the-field talents given the Scot’s recent decline

<p>Lando Donovan – This one works quite nicely as two great American stars combine. </p>
Lando Donovan

Lando Donovan – This one works quite nicely as two great American stars combine.

<p>C3 Pirlo – The annoying robot and the majestic Italian midfielder </p>
C3 Pirlo

C3 Pirlo – The annoying robot and the majestic Italian midfielder

<p>John Mikel Obi Wan – The former Chelsea midfielder sounds a bit like a Jedi. </p>
John Mikel Obi Wan

John Mikel Obi Wan – The former Chelsea midfielder sounds a bit like a Jedi.

<p>Princess Weah – One of football’s famous names sounds a bit like the character played by Carrie Fisher </p>
Princess Weah

Princess Weah – One of football’s famous names sounds a bit like the character played by Carrie Fisher

<p>Ewok Origi – The Liverpool striker and a little furry creature. </p>
Ewok Origi

Ewok Origi – The Liverpool striker and a little furry creature.

<p>Millenium Falcao – The Monaco striker and Han Solo’s spaceship </p>
Millenium Falcao

Millenium Falcao – The Monaco striker and Han Solo’s spaceship

<p>R2 Boruc – The Bournemouth keeper and a squeaky-noised robot </p>
R2 Boruc

R2 Boruc – The Bournemouth keeper and a squeaky-noised robot

<p>Steve Sithwell – The midfielder was often known for his use of the dark arts </p>
Steve Sithwell

Steve Sithwell – The midfielder was often known for his use of the dark arts

<p>Chewbacary Sagna – The former Man City defender and a hairy Wookie </p>
Chewbacary Sagna

Chewbacary Sagna – The former Man City defender and a hairy Wookie

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