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Sam Worthington. Picture: Getty Images

Sam Worthington is more proud of playing 90 minutes of football at Soccer Aid than starring in Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time.

The Rockingham-raised actor, who plays Jake Sully in the James Cameron sci-fi epic, said the weekend's UNICEF charity match was the "pinnacle of (his) life" and is "far beyond anything (he's) ever accomplished".

"My job is my job and it gives me opportunities where you can be part of something that is much bigger," he said. "That's what you want to do. (Soccer Aid) isn't about whether you make movies or make music; it's about kids who are suffering or dying in these countries.

"If we can raise awareness to it, that's far beyond anything that I've ever accomplished in my life. This will be the pinnacle of my life, to be part of something that might actually help the world. I'm an entertainer, that's it. That's all I do."

The Australian was among celebrities including singer Robbie Williams, actors James McAvoy and Jeremy Renner, and fiery chef Gordon Ramsay who took to the pitch for Soccer Aid - an event organised by Williams to raise funds for UNICEF.

The match, held at Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, saw the Rest of the World team featuring Worthington beat England 4-2.

The event, which was televised in Britain, raised the equivalent of $7.2 million.

Worthington's appearance prompted a tweet from girlfriend Lara Bingle, who captioned a photo of Worthington: "Winners! #soccer aid #unicef."

The West Australian

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