Where Are They Now? - Footballers

Where Are They Now is designed for you if you are a football fan who is as curious as us to find out what happened to your favourite footballers after they retired from playing.

Where Are They Now? - Footballers

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Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those players that you have seen come and go over the years? The heroes and the villains? The saints and the sinners? The stars that you talked about for years after they had retired and those you instantly forgot?

If so, Where Are They Now? is definitely for you!

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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BENTLEY, ROY

Updated: 22-04-18 Andy Pringle

Roy Bentley dead: Chelsea legend who led club to first ever trophy dies, aged 93

BOLDER, BOB

Updated: 21-04-18 Andy Pringle

Bob still plays regularly for the Liverpool Masters team and is a member of the PFA's legends team which has helped out a charity called Children Today. They run an outdoor multi-activity weekend - “We’re proud to support Children Today through events like this and help raise funds for children and young people with disabilities,” Bob said. You can find out more about Children Today at https://www.childrentoday.org.uk/

MCGLYNN, Gareth

Updated: 21-04-18 Andy Pringle

Former Derry winger McGlynn made his debut as a 17 year old and went on to make over 350 appearances for the club in three stints. Played in Australia and the United States before returning home to Ireland in 2016 when he set up a new business with his wife Ciara, who used to play for Derry ladies team. Niche SSP (Specialist Staffing Partners) helps US building firms find quantity surveyors. In 2018 this resulted in being nominated the title of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur and best start-up business in the Irish National Enterprise Awards. You can find out more about their company at nichessp.com

HARTSON , JOHN

Updated: 21-04-18 Andy Pringle

Joined a bunch of other celebrities in 2018 to raise money for cancer charities by 'revealing all' in a stage version of the Full Monty. There was also a female version starring Coleen Nolan, Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, actress Helen Lederer, TV actress Ruth Madoc and presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford. The shows stirred up some controversy when it became known that he stars were paid up to £10,000 each to appear.

WARHURST, PAUL

Updated: 21-04-18 Paul Kavanagh

Used to play with Paul for a local grassroots team - Stockport junior blues - back in the 80’s there was much more of a connection with Man City and players would occasionally come and watch our games 👍. Quite a few players went on to play sport in one way or the other incl snooker (Nicky Dyson) who went on to play at a high level ! Great memories and nice to say I used to play in the same team as Paul !!

WOOD, Bradley

Updated: 20-04-18 Andy Pringle

England 'C' International and former Lincoln City player of the year, Wood was banned from all football activities for six years in April 2018. A Football Association tribunal found him guilty of two match-fixing offences after telling friends he would try to get booked in the victories over Ipswich and Burnley. He had denied both charges, in which seven people had placed bets and could have won up to £10,000, but did admit 23 others.

SPENCER, TOMMY

Updated: 20-04-18 David Cole

I knew him well when he played for Lincoln City. He was a neighbour at north Hykeham. Would love to know how he is getting on.

GREENHOFF, JIMMY

Updated: 20-04-18 Gary Leeson

I think Jimmy's first games for Blues was against PNE which I went to at DEEPDALE. We lost 4-1 but still great. Best uncapped England player by far.

AGNEW , PAUL

Updated: 20-04-18 Declan

He is a Teacher at Friary School.

SARR, Yusupha

Updated: 17-04-18 Andy Pringle

In April 2018, 19 year old Yusupha Sarr, who had previously been on the books at Chesterfield FC, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting a sawn-off shotgun. The incident took place in Smethwick, Birmingham in August 2017 when a man ran at him brandishing a pistol and a shootout ensued. Police believe that it was related to organised crime in the area and that Sarr had links with a gang known as the ‘23 Drillas’.

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