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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?




YEOMAN, RAY, Ray and his wife ran a corner shop on Clynes Road in Eston-grange. He used to give me messages for my dad every Sunday when I would collect the papers. Usually something about football as my dad was from Glasgow and was a Rangers fan. Lovely gentleman.

Updated: 13-04-14

UGOLINI, ROLANDO, when he was at boro he hated long distant runs but always got back first we couldnt understand it later it was discovered he was getting a taxi

Updated: 13-04-14

ROBERTS, JOHN, I'm on here for friend and he was connected with Robby Lewis who also lived 4 doors away as he was his cousin called Terry Walters from High Wycombe and use to stay in school holidays and play football at Abercynon Park

Updated: 13-04-14

GOWLING, Alan Manchester United, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End. (1967-1982). A graduate of Manchester University, Alan now works for Swansway Group as After Sales Analyst and has done for the last 10 years. He also works, on match days, for Manchester United on hospitality. He is Minutes Secretary for the Association of Former Manchester United Players.

Updated: 12-04-14 Neil Fissler

MCHALE, RAY, Hi there Ray can you contact me as it have lost your number. Are you still in Spain

Updated: 11-04-14

AINSCOW, ALAN, Ok...he may not remember me, but I used too work in his local corner shop on Lever Stan I have served him many many times.he an his brother would come in regular, usually just as we shuttin,. would often have slippers- on, that's always stuck in my mind his name just came up in a conversation via f/b..with me an my friend from back then late 60s...funny how some things stay in yer head as silly as this....x

Updated: 10-04-14

DENYER, PETER, I am now the owner of the 'Baulkham Hills Football Academy' in Sydney Australia. Working with Paul Wade (Ex Socceroo Captain).

I am also the Master in Charge of Football at the Prestigious Kings School in North Parramatta, Sydney

Updated: 10-04-14

PASS, STEVEN, Saw this man play in his youth, and would have give Dan petrescu a run for his money on any pitch. Followed this player through his career and it was a shame he never recovered from his injury!

Updated: 10-04-14

GRAY, NIGEL, Grew up with him, when he was about 8 & i was about 10 he tried to attack me with a wigwam! LoL

Updated: 10-04-14

REEVES, KEVIN, what a player didnt get enough credit it all went to trevor francis still rember the goal scored against liverpool at main rd was dissalowed in league cup semi

Updated: 10-04-14





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