Footballers’ daft endorsements
1 GEORGE BEST EGGS
Bestie was an endorsement trailblazer, hawking sausages, slippers and even jigsaws in the 1970s. Here, he’s unexpectedly puritan about nutrition, saying: “Terrible game – I hadn’t eaten my egg for breakfast.”
2 BOBBY MOORE PUBS
Why British brewing employed clean-living Bobby Moore for their ‘look in at the local’ campaign remains a mystery. “It’s great to get together,” says the World Cup-winning skipper in an unenthusiastic monotone. Bestie must have been busy with his egg.
3 TREVOR BROOKING ATARI
The West Ham tyro flogging Pele’s Soccer with Morecambe and Wise made for one of 1982’s more peculiar combos. While Trev is thrashing him, Hatters supremo Morecambe ponders aloud: “Ever thought of playing for Luton reserves, youngster?”
4 BRIAN CLOUGH STORAGE HEATERS
Cloughie led East Midlands Electricity’s charm offensive for years. In one bizarre promo, he plays actress Cherie Lunghi at Subbuteo in her spare room.
5 KEVIN KEEGAN SUGAR PUFFS
In the ’70s Kev was the face of Brut, the decade’s manliest scent, in a shower scene with boxer Henry Cooper. Two decades later, and it was breakfast cereal.
6 PAT JENNINGS UNIPART
The Northern Irish keeper donned an oversized oil filter to demonstrate how to “save” your engine from the 1970s’ “grime, dirt and pollution”. Geddit?
7 PETER SCHMEICHEL DANEPAK
At last, a fellow Manchester United legend brings home the bacon to go with Bestie’s eggs. This ditty about meat being “the way it used to taste” is a treat.