Raul Meireles had some reasonable moves during his Premier League
days with Chelsea
, but now the former Portugal international is strutting his stuff on television.
The 35-year-old isn't taking quietly to retirement, and instead threw himself into primetime Portuguese TV to feature on hit show Lipsync Portugal.
Visually transformed from what many fans may remember, Meireles took to the stage sporting a large beard and a rather flamboyant outfit.
Raul Meireles is living his best life.pic.twitter.com/RoagvD11UF
— Dave Phillips (@lovefutebol) January 14, 2019
The tough-tackling midfielder had all of his many tattoos on show, as he pulled off the moves in baggy orange trousers and a white shawl scantily wrapped around his torso.
Meireles didn't shy away from the live audience and multiple cameras trained on his every move, quickly getting into the action and radiating an air of confidence.
He took to the stage along with fellow competitors Sara Matos, Diogo Amaral, Clara de Sousa and Aurea, and quickly earned rave reviews.
For his song of choice, the former midfielder opted for Antonio Variacoes' anthem 'o corpo e que paga.'
The former singer-songwriter became one of the most culturally significant performing artists of recent Portuguese history, despite his short life.
Meireles entered the stage imitating the performer, and bore resemblance to Variacoes due to having a similar large beard.
The 35-year-old made his name in English football with Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool during the 2010-11 season, before later making the switch to London and signing for rivals Chelsea.
He won the League Cup with Liverpool, before going on to collect FA Cup and Champions League winners' medal with Chelsea.