woody harrelson
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People, Sports
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Woody Harrelson knows he’s not the most skilled soccer player. In fact, during a charity match in 2010 to benefit UNICEF, the actor was the worst on his team.

That didn’t stop the star from using his acting skills to score the winning goal. With his team “The Rest of the World” tied with England, they had to do spot kicks to determine the champion. After all the good players had gone, it was sudden death and Woody was left to bring it home. He looked left and went right, tricking the keeper into missing the ball by a hair.

Harrelson went on Letterman and talked about the match. You can see his winning goal in the video on Huffington Post.

Other celebrity players who turned up to support UNICEF included Robbie Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Bradley Walsh, and international football legends Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham and Henrik Larsson.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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