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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?




REECE, GIL, Best header of a ball Sheff utd have ever had.remember him scoring from out side the box with a header.It went like a rocket into the top corner the keeper had no chance.May have been against Cardiff at Bramall Lane night match I think.

Updated: 21-07-14

SKIRTON, ALAN, I never had the pleasure of seeing Alan play in the flesh but have just been on a cruise and Alan and is lovely wife were on the Braemar at the same time. I was wearing my Arsenal polo shirt and he came onto me and explained who is was. No bragging or boasting - just a very interesting and super man who was also a very good player. On coming home I have found out some more about him and I can also say a very modest man also because he achieved so much but didn't let on. A privilege to have met him and his wife.

Updated: 21-07-14

SPAVIN, ALAN, Alan get in touch sometime it's been too long John

Updated: 21-07-14

I currently work with Mark Tyrell. Known as Wella. If you need any information don't hesitate to get in touch .

Updated: 21-07-14

HATELEY, Tony Notts County, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Coventry City, Birmingham City, Notts County, Oldham Athletic. (1958-1973). Upon retiring from the game, set up his own business until 1978 when he became Lottery Manager at Goodison Park. Three years later became a drinks rep, firstly with Thwaites brewery and then with a soft drinks firm before moving to the Preston area. Father of Mark, Tony passed away Feb 1st 2014

Updated: 17-07-14 Neil Fissler

FACEY, KEN, Kens mother was my nans sister and watched him many times in the fifties skilful wing half usually No 4 Had the privilege of playing against him in the sixties when he had retired and he was still good made the ball do the work

Updated: 17-07-14

KENNON, SANDY, I would like to get in touch with Sandy Kennon as he is my Mother's uncle. My Mother's name is Marion Early nee Smart.He is my late Grandmother's brother, her name was Cecelia Smart nee Kennon. I hope to hear from him soon.

Updated: 17-07-14

WHITE, PHIL, Phil White used to play for Wealdstone in the Atheian (amateur) league before joining Leyton Orient. He was a fine, fast winger when I used to watch him. Sad to hear of his fate.

Updated: 15-07-14

MERRIS, David Harrogate Town, York City, Harrogate Town Guiseley, Harrogate Town, Ossett Town Former Apprentice at Rotherham United, now Player coach at Ossett Town FC

Updated: 15-07-14 Andy Merris

GREEN, TONY, Was for many years the best player had ever saw playing ifor Newcastle remember him being brilliant at upton park

Updated: 15-07-14





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