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!

Latest Updates

WARD, JOHN

Updated: 18-01-22 Kerry Miller

Just a small point regarding John Ward. Workington Town is the rugby league club, Workington AFC is the football club.

Thanks very much Kerry - the entry has now been updated.

GEORGE, CHARLIE

Updated: 18-01-22 Tony saunders

Was at Upton Park West Ham v Arsenal giving Charlie dogs abuse. He just turned, grinned, put two fingers up and then made a zero sign with finger and thumb. Yeah, you got it, Arsenal 2-0 winners.

PODD, CES

Updated: 18-01-22 Ron Milam

Hi Cess, long time no speak. I was looking through some old Leeds Academy stuff and it reminded me of the good "old" days. Just wondered how you are.

COKER, ADE

Updated: 18-01-22 Barry Ashby

Ade was a class mate at Henry Compton secondary school, Fulham, London. The last time we spoke was at a 5-a-side football match at Fulham swimming baths after we had both left school.

HINSHELWOOD, PAUL

Updated: 17-01-22 Selsey Football Club

It is with great sadness we share with you, the news that Paul 'Fish' Hinshelwood has passed away. Fish was always a competitive sportsman who gave it his all and he will be sorely missed.

ROWAN, BRIAN

Updated: 17-01-22 John Gannon

Sad news, just learned today that Brian passed away December 2021. I was a school friend of his and I married his cousin. Small world, Brian, myself and Mary Mooney were all in the same class at school in East Kilbride Scotland. RIP. Brian

ALLEN, TONY

Updated: 16-01-22 Graham Webb

Was at Wellington Road school with Tony. Lovely fella & good mate.

GRIFFIN, COLIN

Updated: 16-01-22 Phil Wakeman

Remember Colin very well, specially when he was taken on by Derby County. Bit of a celeb in our area then. Lived a few doors up from me in Gloucester Road, Netherton. I remember how proud his dad was.

SWINDLEHURST, DAVE

Updated: 16-01-22 Stanley Williams

Played with him at Palace and was at the time my best mate. Great guy.

KAY, TONY

Updated: 16-01-22 Fitzy

Tony Kay is still in the Bar in Southport. My Son met him on Saturday.

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