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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?

 

 

LATEST UPDATES

MERRICK, ALAN, Alan lived in The Rise in Kingswinford West Midlands for a number of years and friends there would love to make contact as Alan moved to america If he can make contact it would be great to catch up Howard

Updated: 28-07-14

TURNER, ALAN, Really good to hear that someone fron wigan remembers me I would like to hear from them I have good memories of wigan4

Updated: 28-07-14

BANJO, TUNJI, I first met Tunji when he came to play for the Nigerian national side alongside his then Leyton Orient team mate namely John Chiedozie. I bunked school to watch him train with the Nigerian national side. I didn't get to see him train, but I shook his hand when he sat in the coach after training. The Nigerian national side were preparing for the second leg of a world cup qualifier for the 1982 World Cup - which they didn't qualify for; no fault of either Tunji or John. Tunji played a good game in the match against Tunisia which - if my memory serves me right - Nigeria won on penalty kicks.

Updated: 26-07-14

KEEGAN, KEVIN, Kevin Keegan had a very successful time playing for SV Hamburg in Germany from 1977 to 1980 when he joined Southampton.

Updated: 26-07-14

NWAJIOBI, Emeka Luton Town. I am very sure Luton Town had this player on their books in 1985. Where is he now?

Updated: 26-07-14 Yinka Oyesanya

MCMORDIE, ERIC, Eric McMordie was a contemporary of George Best and had a trial at the same time at Man U. He was offered a contract but returned to Northern Ireland as he was homesick. Soon after he returned to England with Middlesbrough

Updated: 26-07-14

TUDOR, JOHN, His mum was a diiner lady at my schoolin Ilkeston. He used to come into the school from time to time and on one occasion he signed a copy of Nttm Evening Post the evening of the great Forest v Newcastle game in the 70's when to save the game, Geordies invaded the pitch!

Updated: 26-07-14

MELLOR, IAN, went to school with Ian(Sale Moor Secondary) and played in same school football team. Ian and me were best friends but we lost touch after school. I remember Ian started as a postman before becoming a professional footballer. I now live in Scotland where I moved in 1975 although I was born in Edinburgh before we moved to Sale when I was about 3.

Updated: 24-07-14

HEGAN, DANNY, As a small lad in the 80s I spent a week at Butlins in Minehead and Danny coached the football, which took place every day. Whilst I'm sure it wasn't a highlight of his career it was a highlight of my childhood and that's mainly due to him - cheers Danny, you were a great coach.

Updated: 24-07-14

PEACOCK, DARREN , Darren is now back in the UK, living at Catterall, Lancashire, and managing Lancaster City FC, who have just appointed Trevor Sinclair as his assistant.

Updated: 24-07-14

 

 

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