14 of the best, worst and weirdest football promotional photos ever

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Being a footballer must be great 99% of the time – but being forced to awkwardly pose to promote one of your club’s commercial partners is definitely one of the few downsides.

After playing actual football, having your photo taken is probably the thing you have to do most as a footballer. Most of it involves a cheesy grin and arm around the shoulder of an excited fan, but sometimes they get roped into a photoshoot by their club.

Here are some of the best worst examples of footballers in photographs.

Mamadou Sakho

Michael Owen

Francesco Totti

England’s weird boyband

Jurgen Klopp

Alberto Moreno

Walking with my little love ??

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Manchester United

Paolo Di Canio & Benito Carbone


Louis Saha

Mick McCarthy

Happy birthday, Mick. Treat yourself to something a bit stronger tonight.

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Wayne Rooney


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David Beckham

Man Utd again

We’ve found it. We’ve found the most awkward photo of Fergie.

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