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Where Are They Now? - Footballers

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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!

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Latest Updates

BARTLEY, TONY, Tony was a fine footballer and gentleman when he played for Sligo Rovers.I remember when he came back to play against us,and he destroyed our defense playing at center forward and I think he scored 3 goals that day.
Thank you for the memories Tony
Updated: 01-07-15

SMILLIE, ANDY, As a youngster i was collecting autographs outside Crystal Palace when a man came up to me and said are you no going in then he had a spare stand seat and i went in with him i think it was against Grimsby and Andy Smillie had a great game the man said to me Andy has got new boots on how do you know i said to which he replied "Hes my boy"
Updated: 01-07-15

WALLACE, IAN, Glad to hear he's doing ok ! He was my footballing hero when I started watching The City .
As kids we use to go round his house in Exhall and knock on his door and get an autograph , he was always great !
A few of today's so called star footballers could learn a thing or two from him !
Updated: 01-07-15

MACFARLANE, IAN, Ian MacFarlane invited me to my first football match when Man City played Middlesbrough in the League Cup semi final when I was just 7. He was visiting a friend in the hospital my mum worked at and gave my mum free tickets to the game.I celebrated the win with him in the managers office and I've been a blue ever since. Thanks Ian
Updated: 26-06-15

AAS, Einer Nottingham Forest (1980-1) Returned to his native Norway where he took employment in a local bank.

ADAMS, Chris Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, Watford (1948-1955) Played non league football with Dartford for eight years before working as a painter & decorator in Romford, Essex

ALBISTON, Arthur Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Dundee, Chesterfield, Chester City (1974-1993) Scottish international became manager of Drolysden in the North West Counties League (1996-97). Worked as a junior coach at Manchester United for four years (2000-04) and has also worked as a summariser for Manchester Independent radio station.
Updated: Thanks to Sport Memorabilia for the photograph.

DILLON, Kevin Portsmouth Appointed manager of Aldershot Town in 2009.

ADAMS, Micky Gillingham, Coventry City, Leeds United, Southampton, Fulham (1979-1996) Was forced to make way for Kevin Keegan at Craven Cottage, spells at Brentford and Swansea followed before proving his worth by guiding Brighton to promotion in 2001. Also managed Leicester City and Coventry City, Appointed manager of Port Vale on 5th June 2009.

ADDISON, Colin York City, Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Sheffield United, Hereford United (1957-1973) The manager of Hereford United when they were elected to the Football League and has since had spells with West Brom, Hereford Utd (twice); Durban City (South Africa); Notts County; Newport Co (twice); Derby Co; Celta (Spain), Merthyr Tydfil (twice) and Yeovil. Now lives in Hereford and worked for the BBC as a pundit until 2008.
Updated: Thanks to Nigel's Webspace - Galleries of English Football Cards.