Hollywood superstar TOM CRUISE stunned Spanish soccer fans on Sunday (31OCT04) when he turned up to watch a match with new celebrity pals VICTORIA and David Beckham.

The Minority Report actor outed himself as a soccer fanatic as he joined the British celebrity couple watch David's team Real Madrid beat GETAFE 2-0 at the Madrid stadium.

Beckham has been forced to sit on the sidelines since breaking his rib last month (OCT04).

A friend of the Beckhams explains, "David and Victoria have met Tom a couple of times for dinners. They get on well.

"Tom's a huge soccer fan and told David he'd rather have been a famous footballer than an actor. He told them he played for his college soccer team and dreamed of making it as a professional. But unfortunately he injured his knee and wasn't able to play anymore.

"Tom has been to see David play for Real before. He just loves the game. And David likes Tom's movies. They have a lot in common. Tom has told the Beckhams they can stay at him home in Los Angeles whenever they want some privacy."

Cruise was in the Spanish capital to promote his latest film Collateral.

02/11/2004 16:06