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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?




LYNN, STAN, After retiting from football, Stan had a newsagents shop in Perry Barr for some years

Updated: 01-10-14

SPRAKE, GARY, A fantastic goalkeeper and Welsh. I met Gary in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff in 1971. Leeds United were playing against a John Charles 11 in Johns testimonial. Being in a wheelchair the only accesible entrance to the hotel was through the basement. What a surprise I had when Gary, Billy Bremner & Jackie Charlton came down to the basement to meet me. They took me up to where all the players were gathered and gave me a ball to have signed by all the players. Gary had all the time in the world to chat and for me to have a photo taken with him (which I still have to this day). I will always remember that day and how friendly and a gentleman Gary was, I wish him and his family well and hope one day to meet him again

Updated: 30-09-14


Updated: 28-09-14

O'NEILL, BRIAN, Just to say, does he think of his trips to Jersey in the 70s?

Updated: 27-09-14

HOLLYWOOD, DENNIS, Hey Dennis Just want to say i wanted to look up what you did in your glory days and you were awesome. Also he's my next door neighbor Take it >:)

Updated: 27-09-14

MACARI, LOU, Lou Maccari,God bless you for giving Neil Baldwin the job as kit man and playing him in that testimonial.These are highlights in his life and the love of the crowd and the players for this remarkable man are priceless.Phil Nixon,

Updated: 26-09-14

FINNIGAN , TREVOR, Hope you're keeping well Trev. Worked with you on various jobs for a while after you retired from football. Remember the curry night in Bouremouth with Christine and how you both helped me out. Remember Yeovil too. Still with Sharon who is my wife now. Live in Ireland now. Get in touch mate if you see this. It would be brilliant to hear from you. God bless & take care.

Updated: 26-09-14

MCMAHON, PAT, I lived opposite Pat in Erdington when he lodged with Mrs Jones and I had a huge crush! As a student I worked on the Christmas post and delivered to his house. One day he flung the door open, threw his arms round me and said "I've got you at last!" My dream come true but I fled-I've regretted it ever since-what might have been? Lovely man-hope he's doing well.

Updated: 25-09-14

BRIAN LEWIS, I met Brian at the Kingscliffe hotel in Holland on Sea Essex England on New Years day first January 1971 In the evening we had a walk along the beach opposite the hotel

Colchester United was staying at the Kingscliffe for one night I was so sorry to hear about his passing

Updated: 25-09-14

LEADBITTER, CHRIS, One of my top boys with his super white teeth and jet black hair. He cant play golf for toffee tho.

Updated: 25-09-14





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