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: 11-07-24 Dave Gibson

He was my postman in the early 90’s when I lived in Foxlands Avenue Darley Abbey it got to the point where he had to sign autographs for all the lads in my team at work I was a Sales Manager at Crown Paints when we used to Sponsor Liverpool!


Updated: 10-07-24 Simon. James

When Dave Willis was a trainer at Raith Rovers his daughter Peggy married Alex James later of Preston and Arsenal. I am their grandson.


Updated: 10-07-24 Steve Fisher

Great times watching Ted at Derby. Worked for Royal Mail for a while after his football career ended.


Updated: 09-07-24 David

Graham who is going to have cataract surgery and Linz replacement. Bearing in mind he only has one hour. This could be quite tricky. As you said to me today on the 8th of July 2020 for life is a gamble.

I think there are hundreds who know Graham, maybe thousands who will be wishing him well. I know that one or two clubs have been racking his brains on certain things I think he enjoys it. Good luck Knighty.


Updated: 03-07-24 Bongi Thabede

Met him at a queue at Esikhawini SuperSpat Mall, a very friendly gentleman. Had so much to share with me, I only knew his name but today met a wonderful 84 year old!!!


Updated: 03-07-24 Graham L

Gary was the relief manager at the grapes pub in Woolton village when I first met him. He eventually moved to the Albert pub in Lark lane. Gary was a really fun person to be around, he had a great sense of humour. He would tell me of the party’s he had when he was out in the states, showing me the photographs of him and some of his guests, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones to name just two. We had many a late night in the grapes and then later on in the Albert. He was always up for a laugh and was great company. I lost touch with him in the mid eighties but Gary was one of those guys that once you had met him you’d never forget him.


Updated: 30-06-24 Alan Gatehouse

I remember in the early 1980s, Coventry City goalkeeper Jim Blyth was injured in the warm up before a First Division match. Youth team goalkeeper Perry Suckling was in the stand watching and was called to play. He made an impressive performance .


Updated: 30-06-24 Chris

I remember him playing for Swansea in a League Cup game at Liverpool, his boot was taped up with white tape!


Updated: 26-06-24 Robert shiell

Tony M , one of the best keepers we had at the cottage. GC, AM, my idols. RIP Tony


Updated: 25-06-24 Michael Mitcham

At a charity auction held at Exeter City fc in 1991, I bought an item donated by John Deeham which he must have been proud of. I would like to donate this back to John & family free of charge as this is where it should be.

I have no idea how to do this. I have been in touch with Barnsley fc with Aston Villa and a nice reply from Norwich fc but without success. Could anyone please help? I realise ther is a risk in giving out contact details so I could work through a third party.

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