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: 19-05-24 NW

I used to play in the sand pit in his back garden with Julie and David. I lived behind their house.


Updated: 19-05-24 Donald Caldwell

Larry played for Aberdeen season 1942/43, 1st game 5th September 1942. I presume he was stationed there.


Updated: 19-05-24 David Fiore

Trevor Roberts was a great keeper, but some reason he played left back left back once under Ernie Shepherd.


Updated: 19-05-24 Richard Taviner

Hi Asa - I used to take you back to your digs in Smethwick after training at Spring Road when you first came to WBA in the 1965-66 season.


Updated: 19-05-24 Richard Taviner

Fastest thing on 2 legs at WBA 1965-66 season.


Updated: 19-05-24 Paul Killinger

Solid Goalkeeper for Boscombe & Bournemouth Athletic Football Club (or was it Bournemouth and Boscombe) Remember him in retirement as a Park Keeper. Huge hands, nice man, friend of my late father.
Later, if my failing memory is not playing tricks, to be found as a Newsagent.


Updated: 16-05-24 Gary Pasco

I used to go to Home Park in the mid 70s and used chant Jim Furnell and sing along with the rest of the Crowd he was a great keeper.

I used to work at a garage called Castle Service Station near Crown Hill on the dual carriageway his wife Pam was the Secretary there so Jim was a regular visitor. Real nice guy.


Updated: 15-05-24 Hadyn jones

I first met Bob as a student at MSG college of education 1970-74. Doing a BEd. He was quite a bloke being a blokes bloke and part of the degree was in physical education coupled with Biology. He gave me confidence and help that I am truly grateful for being a working class lad, and for whom I have the greatest respect.


Updated: 15-05-24 Lorraine

John is my cousin (our mums were sisters) and I sadly lost touch with him years ago, would love someone to pass this message to him with my email please


Updated: 15-05-24 Lesley Parker

My great uncle Ike - taffy spelman played in the 1940’s

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