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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730969 May the fourth be with you May+the+fourth+be+with+you World

In honor of Star Wars day, we decided to see which figures from the soccer world would match up with characters from the Star Wars universe. While FIFA president Sepp Blatter may not be the most popular figure, similar to Darth Vader, he is one of the most powerful people in the soccer world.


Click through to see which other soccer players have an alter ego in a galaxy far far away.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730971 Cristiano Ronaldo: Darth Maul Cristiano+Ronaldo%3A+Darth+Maul World

Both Darth Maul and Cristiano Ronaldo could be considered two of the flashiest villians in their respective worlds. George Lucas described Maul as "a figure from your worst nightmare." The same could be said about opponents facing Ronaldo on the pitch.

Both loved and hated, there's no doubt that Ronaldo is one of the most exciting players to play the game, but he has not yet realized his quest to become the greatest player in the world.
 

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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730973 Lionel Messi: R2-D2 Lionel+Messi%3A+R2-D2 World

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is one of the key players in the soccer world, he might even carry as much importance as the legendary R2-D2. With his robotic like efficiency, it seems that there is nothing too difficult for the Argentinian superstar (with the exception of leading your team back from a 0-4 Champions League deficit, of course.)



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730972 Gareth Bale: Luke Skywalker Gareth+Bale%3A+Luke+Skywalker World

Like young Skywalker, Gareth Bale is the hero that the people have been waiting for. He has been single handedly tasked with leading the Tottenham rebellion against the Manchester empire. He will likely need more jedi training as he has not yet mastered the skills needed to lead the club to Premier League glory.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730970 Sir Alex Ferguson: Yoda Sir+Alex+Ferguson%3A+Yoda World

Wise, they are. Both of these characters may be on the older side in their respective worlds, but it is without question that they still remain masters of the force. Few can compare with Sir Alex Ferguson's decorated managerial career.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730965 Jose Mourinho: Emperor Palpatine Jose+Mourinho%3A+Emperor+Palpatine World

"Good, let the hate flow through you." Was this a quote from Emperor Palpatine to Darth Vader? Or just a pre-match speech from Mourinho to Ronaldo? While some may questions Jose Mourinho's tactics, it's clear he is still one of the most influential figures in the soccer universe.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730968 David Beckham: Han Solo David+Beckham%3A+Han+Solo World

Like Han Solo, it's hard to keep David Beckham in one place. While talent has played a key role in both of these character's successes, it doesn't hurt to have a bit of luck on their side; wherever Beckham goes, success seems to follow. He has won a league trophy with every club he has played a full season for, and is on his way to claiming another with Paris Saint-Germain.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730963 Mario Gotze: Anakin Skywalker Mario+Gotze%3A+Anakin+Skywalker World

Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze might be one of the most promising young jedi knights, but as young Anakin Skywalker can attest, the dark side is difficult to resist. Gotze has turned on those that have trained him and will be taking his gifts to the dark side this summer, rival German club Bayern Munich.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31735683 Ryan Giggs: Obi-Wan Kenobi Ryan+Giggs%3A+Obi-Wan+Kenobi World

Ryan Giggs can certainly be classified as a jedi master after his 23 years at Manchester United. He and Obi-Wan have both trained their share of padawans; Giggs has taught his learnings to the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Wayne Rooney.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730967 Alex Morgan: Princess Leia Alex+Morgan%3A+Princess+Leia World

Like Princess Leia, Alex Morgan is doing everything in her power to save her home planet. In this case, however, it's not Morgan's home planet that she's looking to save, it's the newly formed National Women's Soccer League.



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World 2018 43 Soccer players in the Star Wars Universe 31730964 Luis Suarez: Tusken Raider Luis+Suarez%3A+Tusken+Raider World

Unpredictable, hostile to visitors, razor sharp teeth. These are just a few of the traits that Luis Suarez has exhibited during his time with Liverpool. Fans and opposing players should just be thankful that Suarez isn't allowed to wield the Tusken Raiders' rifle.



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