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The Beautiful Game: Is Micheal Ward’s Vinny Based on a Real-Life Person?


The newest show on Netflix is called “The Beautiful Game,” and it takes fans on an emotional trip through the fascinating world of street soccer. This touching story, which is based on the Homeless World Cup, shows how people can stick together and be strong when things get tough. The characters played by talented actors like Micheal Ward and Bill Nighy are not exact copies of real people, but they are clearly influenced by the many stories of bravery and success that have been told at the event over the years.

Vinny, played by the incredibly skilled Micheal Ward, is at the center of the movie. People are deeply moved by Vinny’s journey from struggle to success, which makes many people wonder: is Vinny based on a real person?

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Is Micheal Ward’s Vinny Based on a Real-Life Person?

Michael Ward plays the part of Vinny in “The Beautiful Game,” but the character is not based on a real person. But the movie is based on the real-life Homeless World Cup and the stories of people who have been a part of it, like Lisa Wrightman and Angela Draws.

Lisa Wrightsman talked about how she felt connected to Vinny’s character by pointing out how their backgrounds were similar and the problems they were having. Vinny and Wrightsman both wanted to play professional soccer but ran into problems that sent them down the roads of addiction and homelessness.

Lisa Wrightsman
Lisa Wrightsman

Wrightsman probably saw similarities between Vinny’s path of redemption and change in the movie and her own, in which she found hope and purpose by playing in the Homeless World Cup and then made a difference by coaching and inspiring others.

Lisa Wrightsman used to play soccer, but when the women’s professional league ended, her hopes of becoming a professional soccer player were lost. This made her start abusing drugs and booze. But when she was 29, she made the brave choice to stay sober while living in temporary housing.

When she learned about street soccer, her life changed for the better. At first, she didn’t want to play soccer with Street Soccer USA, a group that puts on soccer tournaments for homeless people and people who are recovering from addiction.

Because she played for Street Soccer USA, she was able to go to the Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This event changed her life, and she started teaching seriously, first with the Sacramento Lady Salamanders and then with the national team for the Homeless World Cup.

Lisa’s personal life also got better, in addition to her work with street soccer. She met her now-wife Tiffany Fraser through soccer. In 2019, they got married. They opened their own community park and street soccer facility together in Sacramento. They still work closely with Street Soccer USA and teach the national team there. Lisa Wrightsman is currently coaching and working to improve neighborhoods through street soccer programs. These programs use the beautiful game to give people power and bring people together.

Even though Vinny’s story is made up, it has some themes that are similar to the lives of real players like Wrightman and Draws, who had to deal with problems like homelessness, addiction, and the difficulties of starting over. People who took part in the Homeless World Cup found hope and forgiveness through soccer, which they used as a way to gain power and change.

The movie The Beautiful Game shows how strong and capable people can be who have been homeless or addicted by following the stories of its characters and showing how important it is to give them support and resources to help them improve their lives. In the end, the movie wants to make people feel sorry for and understand marginalized groups, and it wants people to see the humanity and possibility in everyone, no matter what their situation is.

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Teresa Frazer
Teresa Frazerhttps://www.otavo.tv
Teresa Frazer is a business graduate with a bias toward words and stories. She is enthralled by history in all of its varied guises, including theatre, podcasts, movies, and television. Teresa enjoys searching the internet for any overlooked jewels she hasn't yet had the pleasure of devouring when she's not re-reading a Stephen King book or re-watching a David Lynch movie. She can also spend hours researching notorious killers and psychopaths. After working in the finance industry for a few years, Teresa discovered her true purpose. She worked as a qualified freelance book reviewer before joining Otavo TV.

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