Foot­ballers’ daft en­dorse­ments

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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.

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