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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?




WILLIAMS, BRIAN, Mr Williams is a great inspiration/coach and I would like to thank him for training me at shrewsbury.

Updated: 30-10-14

BRADY, Paul Chelsea school boys, Stockport County - 1985-1987 in 1986 At the age of 16 made only a few first team apperances before career cut short by bad knee injury. Went on to play in the conference for Southport and Morecambe. Now working in the banking sector and living in Stockport.

Updated: 27-10-14 Paul Brady

KNIGHTON, KEN, I would just like to say what a pleasure it was for me to play for Hull City, alongside outstanding players like Waggy,Chris Chilton and Ken Houghton.It was the highlight of my career.I will never forget my debut against Sheffield United and the fantastic support we got from the City supporters.On a personal level I always received excellent support every time I played at the iconic Boothferry Park. My time at Hull City will live long in my memory

Updated: 27-10-14

FINNIGAN , TREVOR, I am his cousin and lost touch with Trevor years ago Please pass my e mail address on to him it would be brilliant to hear from him hope he's well x

Updated: 25-10-14

SUMMERBEE, MIKE, Remember Mike Summerbee sitting on the ball, waiting to take a corner, when the crowd started singing "Summerbee's a w***ker". He turned round, still sitting on the ball, and started conducting them!

Updated: 23-10-14

PALMER, GEOFF, I taught Geoff at Secondary School where he excelled at all sports. He played fly half in my under 13 Rugby team and dropped a goal in only his second match. I was the referee and has he ran back past me he asked if he had scored. He had been watching the Rugby league on the TV and had seen someone do a drop kick.

Updated: 23-10-14

DROY, MICKY, Great thing, were'nt Chelsea relegated from Div 1 in 1975?

Updated: 20-10-14

COLEMAN, TONY, tony is my cousin &i have a picture of him were we lived in liverpool just before his football trials

Updated: 20-10-14

ALLEN, TONY, Tony grow up and lived in Stoke. However he grow up as a Port Vale fan and only signed for Stoke City over Vale as he was offered 4 new tyres for his car.

Updated: 20-10-14

MCNEILL, DIXIE, grew up with dixie, spent hours with him at his home on saxby rd melton mowbray, played in the same team at melton modern boys school, we were pretty close back then, have followed his career from afar (I live in florida} worked with his dad (Dixie also) at the local iron foundry, havnt seen him for 40 odd years, I used to call him Richard, cos thats what his lovely Mum used to call him, actually saw him play for Leicester city, kinda basked in reflected glory,,cheers to you Richard,,,Phil

Updated: 17-10-14





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