Disney Characters Reimagined as Footballers
Here at Live Football Tickets, we live, sleep and breathe football. We can always see room for injecting a little more football fun into your life, and so we decided to inject a little bit more football into some of our favourite football characters.
With the help of a very talented illustrator, our new FIFA, that’s Fairytale International Football Association, series reimagines some of the world’s most beloved Disney characters as hot shot footballers.
Have a look at our illustrations below to see how these Disney stars would shape up on the field.
Ariel has made her footballing debut as the goalie for Atlantica, following a successful junior career as a young swimmer – some would even say she could swim before she could walk – and she was on both the football and the swim team at her high school. Her bold independence places her perfectly at the end of the pitch, watching the match from afar and determined not to let the opposition score. Her unique intuitiveness allows her to predict which way the ball is going to go. Her mischievous side always comes out when Atlantica gets one in the back of the net: she’s always the first one celebrating, jumping and dancing.
Often one to shy away from the spotlight, Elsa’s defensive tactics put her in great stead for the left-back position at Ice Palace F.C. She prefers to leave the attacking to her teammates, but will defend them as though they were her own family, icing the opposition out until they’re in positions with minimal influence on the ball and the match. Her loyalty and bravery serve her well; she’ll never deviate from the formation she knows works well, but she’s clever enough to figure out alternatives in the heat of the moment if it’s needed and will attack to force the opposition to withdraw their players from the heat of the game.
The Lost Boys United would be exactly that without Peter Pan as their lead winger: lost. His adventurous methods of getting the ball to the goal line, beating defenders as he goes, and cutting inside the penalty box to assist the centre forwards in scoring. The real hero of the match, Peter Pan makes his teammates fly up the leader boards – as well as in spirit, as his immature, fun loving attitude makes you wish you’d never grown up.
Cinderella’s new role as the central midfielder for the Midnight Strikers places her somewhere between attack and defence, which requires tactical and strategic thinking. Often considered passive in her attitude, it’s clear that Cinderella knows exactly what she is doing: she lures her opponents into thinking they can easily best her, before betraying these notions last minute, dribbling the ball around attackers and even attempting shots on goal herself.
Adam (The Beast)
Just as his name suggests, Olympique Villenueve’s centre back is a beast. He’s incredibly mysterious, somehow able to jump, header, and tackle while also concentrating on the game, and is brave and decisive in making last-ditch tackles. He might be occasionally possessive of the ball, and easily frustrated but no one’s as quick as The Beast, and no one’s slick as The Beast. In fact, ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley and they’ll tell you who’s team they’d always prefer to be on: The Beast’s.
Aladdin is always one jump ahead of his opponents as the attacking midfielder for Flying Arabia F.C., often down on one knee as he slides to pass the ball to the shooters. His selflessness allows him to sacrifice his own goal scoring opportunities, knowing other players are better positioned to take the shot, and he can be depended on to pass and dribble the ball to make sure it’s where it needs to be. His mischievous side comes out as he’s roaming the pitching, showing he’s a true playmaker able to make snap decisions.
Never one for the rules, the attacking midfielder is the perfect position for Mowgli has he joins Man Club F.C. A lot of his playing could be put down to his happy-go-lucky nature, but when it comes down to it, he is a force to be reckoned with, with an ingenious ability to calculate his opponent’s weaknesses and use them to succeed. His offensive role in football matches his determination and adamance that he can – and will – succeed wherever he is, and some even say his deft touch and ability to shoot from range give him the prowess of a tiger on the pitch.
The role of a midfielder is always changing: sometimes they’re forwards, sometimes they’re defenders, often they’re disciplined, and will break up attacks that threaten the formation of the team. The Powhatan Warriors made a good decision bringing on Pocahontas as their midfielder, who has the patience to take a step back from the heat of the action, but the resourcefulness and free-spiritedness to come up with inventive ways to get the ball back to her team.
The fairest one of Sieben Zwerge F.C. is undoubtedly Snow White, who can be heard whistling while she works and singing throughout practise. She might come across as shy at first, but she can disarm the opposing team with the beauty of her passing abilities, and her optimism stops her team giving up even when all seems lost.
Never one to sit back and miss out on the glory, AEK Olympus’ new striker is out of this world when he gets on the pitch. He can go the distance, often playing the full 90 minutes with minimal substitutions over the course of his career. Hercules has everything a good striker should have: the ability to shoot confidently with either foot, excellent teamwork skills, and great power that’s almost god-like in its immensity.
Sadly, we can’t offer Disney on the football pitch in real life, but we do have an incredible host of matches to choose from currently. Check out our ticket selection here.