Where Are They Now? - Footballers

Where Are They Now is designed for you if you are a football fan who is as curious as us to find out what happened to your favourite footballers after they retired from playing.

Where Are They Now? - Footballers

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Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those players that you have seen come and go over the years? The heroes and the villains? The saints and the sinners? The stars that you talked about for years after they had retired and those you instantly forgot?

If so, Where Are They Now? is definitely for you!

Not all players end up running pubs or become TV pundits! It's no secret what Gary Lineker is up to these days but what about the many thousands of players who have slipped from public view? The first edition of "Where Are They Now?" uncovered some fascinating post football stories including the former Arsenal striker who became Iceland's Finance Minister; Millionaires; Bankrupts; Vicars; Comedians; Singers; a Phil Collins lookalike... and one or two publicans!

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This whole project began with a book entitled 'Where Are They Now? - Life After Soccer'.

This proved to be incredibly popular and led to the formation of this site as well as a number of club specific titles. So far, the series comprises of Manchester United, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa and Liverpool. Forthcoming titles include Arsenal, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion - watch this space!

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Updated: 15-06-24 Kim Wood

I use to delivery the Liverpool Echo to David at his home in Ainsdale. At the time he was the worlds most expensive goalkeeper.

He would always chat to me often about the games. At the start of each season David would get me the full Everton squads autographs on EFC headed paper.

I remember his yellow Cortina and Red Setter dog.

He and his wife were a lovely couple they had a young daughter . I think they they had a second child during their time at Grafton Drive.

Hope life has been good for David and his family after football. It would be lovely to meet him again after 50 years

The paper lad from the Chocolate Box


Updated: 15-06-24

John Hawksby passed away on the 13th June 2024 of COPD. He will be sadly missed.


Updated: 12-06-24 michael wicks.

I remember going to see Aston Villa play at Everton. We won 2-1 & headed for Blackpool. A few of us fans went into a hotel for a drink, which we discovered, was owned by Colin. He gave us fans a free drink, & had a chat with us about his time at Aston Villa. Such a true gentleman.


Updated: 12-06-24 BRIAN LEWIS

It was 1981 and my wife and i were having a drink in a pub in Kendal when in walked Stanley Mortenson with his partner. I had never met a professional footballer before let alone an English international. Stan kept the drinks coming and I was quite happy to let him. I said "they called you the lion of Vienna didnt they". His reply was "no, that was Nat Lofthouse" Whoops! He said he had a rare photo of Stanley Matthews heading the ball (which he hardly ever did). I see Stan passed on 10 years later but I will always have the memory of that day.


Updated: 08-06-24 Ross BHARATH

Great striker. Watched him play for Durban City in 60 s. Sad to hear of his present health status.
Pray The Lord gives him and his to go through these trying times.


Updated: 08-06-24 Dave Banbury

Just had notification that Dave passed Thursday 30th May 2024


Updated: 08-06-24 Nigel chave

I knew Mike and Doreen when they owned the White Lion pub in Welshpool mid Wales , I used to watch wolves play home and away I bought him a programme back for a free pint. He also was a good cricket player. Great couple. I hope they are keeping well. I now live in Australia


Updated: 08-06-24 Albert Cullum

Stewart, I remember watching Leeds Utd v Chelsea FA Cup final and replay at your uncles with cousin Chris and the replay. Happy days watching it on their big new colour TV.


Updated: 04-06-24 John Barron

I was born in the village of Prestbury in 1954. Stan Pearson and his wife Lily took over the Post office/ Newsagents in the late 60s. He invested a lot of his spare time recreating Prestbury FC and in no time at all we had 2 teams competing in the East Cheshie leagues. Stan was a very hard working friendly chap with absolutely no Ayers and graces.Remembered very fondly by everyone in the village.


Updated: 28-05-24 Barbara Clarke

Hi Keith, my name is Barbara I worked in Barclays Bank in Isleworth, you might not remember me, we used to hang around in one of the pubs think it might have been the London Apprentice in Isleworth not really sure so long ago now with Norman Toms and Alan Bourner and a few others, you lived in the same road as Alan, I ended up marrying Alan but unfortunately he passed away in 1988.

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