5 Footballers to Consider as the Next Pope

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5 Footballers to Consider as the Next Pope
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For some, football is a religion. For others, religion is a religion.

Church, to some people, is the Bernabeu, Allianz Arena, Stamford Bridge or Griffin Park. And they worship at the feet of the likes of Andres Iniesta, Andrea Pirlo or Robert Snodgrass.

So who better to fill the role to be vacated by Pope Benedict XVI (or as, he will be known from February 28, just Mr. XVI) than someone from the world of football?

Here are five footballers or ex-footballers who could be the next Pope.

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