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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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GLOVER, LEN, Len Glover has a brother Alan. My dad Sid Glover worked with Alan Glover. Window cleaners with New Century.

We maybe related down the line to Len Glover but it's Cool as it is.

Updated: 02-05-16

HUMPHRIES, GLENN, Met Glenn on a cruise of the Caribbean this week. Hasn't changed much since his playing days, just a lot less hair
Updated: 02-05-16

HOLLYWOOD, DENNIS, Was in the same class as you at Loxford, playing for the school & Frenford with you, hope that you are keeping well.
Updated: 02-05-16

HUBBARD , PAUL, Knew Paulin 1998 when I helped out at Whitehawk. An outstanding individual. I learned a lot at my time at Whitehawk and have many happy memories of Paul as a manager.

Moved back up north after living in Seaford but carry fond memories of Whitehawk players and staff and Paul in particular
Updated: 02-05-16

HAMILTON, IAN (CHICO), When I was 15 I used to go to brighton or box hill on the train with ian he was a babe magnet and could really pull the girls and he would be on more then one date on the same day never met anyone like him since
Updated: 02-05-16

GLOVER, LEN, I used to go to Filbert Street as a young lad - My dad who was born in Leicester and used to drive us from Nottingham for every Home match. We would sit in the double decker stand. We would have a Bovril and share a Mars bar and marvel at the dazzling display Lenny always put on. I will always remember the goal scored by Lenny, on the volley, overhead kick...Magic!!
Updated: 28-04-16

QUIXALL, ALBERT, I am 66 years old and have been watching the Owls since the mid 1950s. One of my earliest memories is of Albert scoring a "goal" at the Leppings Lane end of Hillsborough but having it disallowed as the officials found a hole in the side netting. I would be grateful if anyone else could remember the incident and recall the opposition. Albert was yet another great South Yorkshire prodigy who played alongside other local heroes in a fabulous team during the golden years of English football. All Owls fans thought it was a massive mistake to sell Albert but he never really fulfilled his potential at Old Trafford although he did win a cup winners medal in 1963. He was replaced at Hillsborough by another local legend Johnny Fantham who sadly passed away last year.
Updated: 28-04-16

O'ROURKE, JOHN, Went on holiday to Italy in the 60's with John, Ray whittaker and Jimmy Sullivan. I still have the pictures. How are you? Hope to hear from you.
Updated: 28-04-16

ANDERSON, STAN, Great player looks of a movie star
Updated: 28-04-16

SPAVIN, ALAN, RIP Alan
Updated: 28-04-16