sport news Ex-wonderkid Royston Drenthe turns to acting after retiring aged 29 as he ...

He hung up his boots at the age of 29 to pursue a career in music despite being touted as a wonderkid, and now former Everton and star Royston Drenthe has turned to ACTING as he appears in crime drama Royston Drenthe was once tipped for big things as an emerging star of the game But he retired at just 29 after a string of unsuccessful moves during his career He dabbled in the world of music and has now tried his hand at acting in Holland Drenthe stars in a crime drama about gangs in the Amsterdam underworld 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 14:16 GMT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 14:44 GMT, 26 March 2020

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He was viewed as Holland's next big thing after breaking through the youth system at Feyenoord 15 years ago and sealing a dream move to .

But Royston Drenthe struggled to fulfil his potential as he eventually called it a day at the age of 29 - turning his attentions to a music career - but now the former winger has entered the world of acting after appearing in a crime drama. 

The former star looks almost unrecognisable in the clip of his new TV show Mocro Maffia, which tells the story of three gang members living in Amsterdam, and shows his tough side as he interrogates two men.

Royston Drenthe has shocked football fans after showing off a clip of himself in a crime drama

Royston Drenthe has shocked football fans after showing off a clip of himself in a crime drama

The former Real Madrid star is seen interrogating two young men who are being held captive

The former star is seen interrogating two young men who are being held captive

After being irked by one of them, he holds up a gun to the man's head and threatens him

After being irked by one of them, he holds up a gun to the man's head and threatens him

His character enters a room where the captives are being held, with his assailant providing them water while Drenthe attempts to get answers out of them.

After seemingly becoming frustrated with the pair

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