Jonathan de Falco has traded in his soccer cleats to play ball with gay porn stars.

The 26-year-old de Falco retired as a professional soccer player for the Belgium team Racing Mechelen to pursue a career as an adult film actor. Working under the stage name of Stany Falcone, he's already appeared in films for several porn websites, including and

The 5-foot-10, 170 pound de Falco began his new career roughly seven months ago, according to the Dutch daily Newspaper.

“That's all gone very quickly, I had not expected such a success,” de Falco told the paper.

“The football [professional soccer] world is not ready for gay players. There is too much prejudice and generally low tolerance.”

“For several months I have a boyfriend. Previously, I had a girlfriend once, but I always felt attracted to men,” he said.

“Since I was 20 I have been in gay circles, but when I played soccer nobody noticed anything. If my orientation would have been known, there would have been undoubtedly problems,” de Falco added.