Carlos Valderrama is now starring in a range of beef commercials

Carlos Valderrama, ex-Colombian international footballer - famed for his big hair, his tactical prowess in the heart of midfield and now... beef commercials.

That's right, 'El Pibe' has been starring in an advertising campaign for the Colombian Federation of Livestock to promote the consumption of beef and to raise awareness of bovine health issues in his homeland.

Under a slogan that roughly translates to "eat more natural" the campaign aims to help low income families eat nutritious meals and also to boost the agricultural economy, according to Contexto Ganadero.

The video was published some time last month on YouTube, and frankly, it's a travesty that it's taken so long to make it to this side of the Atlantic.

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