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Where Are They Now is designed for football fans who are as curious as us to find out what happened to their favourite footballers after they retired from playing. The first edition of our book was published in 1996 and we thought that it was probably about time that we created an online version!

 

How often have you heard someone say "I wonder what happened to...?"

 

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!

 

NEW - As well as being able to add missing players, you can now add your own comments and memories to each player's page.

 

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Which former Premiership goalscorer switched from being a star player on the pitch to being a star player on the green felt of the poker table?

 

 

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PEARCE, ALAN, Yes remember pearce well he did score v Mansfield great finishing from such young boy at the time moved on at torquay under ex Tottenham player knowles haven't seen him for years was at the NHS in Middlesbrough but must be in retirement now thinking must be 65

Updated: 19-09-14

GILCHRIST, Mick Luton Town, then had spells at Bangor City and Cork Hibernians in the League of Ireland and has coached kids in the USA and played,coached and managed at non-league level. lives in Hemel Hempstead and works freelance for Google

Updated: 17-09-14 Mick Gilchrist

HARKER, CHRIS, Its with sad regret that today Sept 17th 2014 it was announced via Bury FC that Chris sadly passed away. I remember him as a truly fearless goalkeeper one of the best that Bury ever had, he was also a true gent in every sense of the word, never failing to stop and sign autographs for all of us who were waiting at the players entrance!! Gone but never forgotten Chris. from all at BURY FC.

Updated: 17-09-14

WELLER, KEITH, I was 8 when I first saw him at Millwall. Was and still is my football hero, a true legend in a Millwall shirt.

Updated: 15-09-14

CHAPMAN, Reg. Centre half for QPR 1940-1953. Lost some of his career to the war. Signed professional 1945. Part timer who worked as an accountant in the city. Later became a company director. Retired to the south coast and died in 1992. Always good company and had a delightful sense of humour.

Updated: 15-09-14 Rs Overhead

MCLEOD, JOHN, I was in the RAF with wee Johnny and we trained together whilst he was playing for Hibs. I watched him many times playing for Hibs and we regularly went to the dancing together. I would love to trace an old friend any help would be appreciated.

Updated: 15-09-14

JANKOVIC, Bozo Middlesbrough (1979-1980). Yugoslavian international set up his own Law Practice in Sarajevo, but left at the start of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, sadly died in November 1993 in Kotor of natural causes aged 42.

Updated: 14-09-14 Neil Fissler

BEECH, CYRIL, He sadly passed away

Updated: 14-09-14

HUMPHREY, JOHN, Teaches me at highgate

Updated: 14-09-14

GILLIES, DONNIE, I remember Donnie when he commenced his professional football career in the Scottish Highland Football League with Inverness Clachnuccdin FC. When he transferred into the Scottish Football League to Greenock Morton FC, i saw Donnie play in his first Scottish First Division game with Morton versus Heart of Midlothian FC at Tynecsastle Park, Edinburgh. This was about circa 1970.

Updated: 14-09-14

 

 

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