Veteran Cologne striker Claudio Pizarro's talents are evidently not confined to the football pitch, with the 39-year-old Peruvian landing a voiceover role in the German-language version of the animated Disney Pixar film 'Coco'.
In the movie, which traces the story of a young Mexican boy who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead during his country's traditional Day of the Dead celebrations, Pizarro voices the character of a skeleton who is desperate to watch a football match.
"I love the Jungle Book and I'm delighted that Disney asked me to play a role in Coco," the former Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen forward told stimme.de. "What I like about the film is that it's very funny, but also very emotional. In particular, the skeletons in the land of the dead are really funny."
Disney Pixar 'Coco' ab 30. November im Kino pic.twitter.com/zUxddOkN8I— Claudio Pizarro (@pizarrinha) 28 November 2017
Pizarro, who has made four Bundesliga appearances for Cologne this season, posted a behind-the-scenes teaser of himself in the Disney recording studio on Twitter.
"Hi, I'm Claudio Pizarro and today I'm doing something very different," he says. "It was quite difficult at the beginning because I was a little bit nervous. Obviously I've never done anything like this before. But it got better the more I did it. I think there are a lot of very funny moments."