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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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Interesting Stories

Curtis Woodhouse

When we researched the first printed edition of 'Where Are They Now?' in the 1990's, footballers were already incredidbly well paid by conventional employment standards but prior to that, players had to find a new career once they had hung up their boots.

This meant that we unearthed plenty of interesting and un-expected stories, many of which are found on the site. Sadly, there were some we could not re-produce for legal reasons - sorry!

Playing professional football, particularly at the highest level should ensure that modern players should not have to worry about money for the rest of their lives. Thankfully, this has not limited the number of fascinating tales for us to tell. For example, were you aware that former Sheffield United midfielder Curtis Woodhouse became British light welterweight champion when he took up professional boxing, having apparently 'fallen out of love' with football? If the rumours are true, he was not just a winner in the ring! At one point, he was considered to be 50 to 1 outsider to win the title and a successful £5,000 bet scooped him a cool £250,000 when he defeated defending champion Darren Hamilton.

If you know of any other stories that may interest fellow fans, please do let us know.

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FOX, Christian York City FC Born in Scotland
represented England U16.
Played for York from 14yr School boys (1995) to First Team 25yrs old (2006). Coaches Kids Now in York
Updated: 10-02-16 Dominic Fox www.allstarfootballacademy.co.uk

KNIGHTON, KEN, I played under ken for a season at portizhead who led us to the league title and runners up in the western league cup, great memories of ken. What a lovely man and leader.
Updated: 10-02-16

BICKLES, DAVE, I knew David very well and used to visit him at his home in Gidea Park , where he was always welcoming and signed many West Ham books for me.
I saw him make his debut for West Ham at Anfield in 1965 a two victory with goals from Hurst and Peters with Standen saving a penalty from Ronnie Moran.
Dave was a real gentleman and is sadly missed.
Updated: 10-02-16

BRADY, PAUL, Made debut aged 16 years 126 days
Updated: 07-02-16

DALY, GERRY, Met Gerry at o/t last night brought back great memories of the good old days under Tommy Doc and our fabulous attack minded teams of the past as T.D used to say the best line of defence is to attack think on LVG
Updated: 07-02-16

SNEDDEN, JOHN, john is my great uncle - I am very proud
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SEALEY, ALAN, Alan was my Dad lovely to read some lovely messages and memories! Thanks to all!
Updated: 07-02-16

SINCLAIR, JACKIE, Proud son of jackie cost leicester 25000 scored 1 goal every 2 games. Signed for newcastle for 75000. Won fairs cup. Played for scotland v portugal. Inducted in hall of fame at dunfermline ath. Scored more than 100 goals as a winger. Sadly passed away aged 67. Rip dad xxx.
Updated: 07-02-16

COLEMAN, TONY, First ever game at Maine road Jan 1968 FA CUP 🏆 3RD Round City 0 Reading0 TC missed a penalty. Saw him play 🎭 for Blackpool too
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HATTON, BOB, Went to college with a guy related to Bob. Was invited to Bob's house in the evening after watching my team Blackburn play Carlisle at Brunton Park (1969). Not only a brilliant striker with all the attributes but a real gent too. Smart man as well who had more to his conversation than just football talk.
Updated: 02-02-16