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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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WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?

 

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

SUMMERBEE, MIKE, Remember Mike Summerbee sitting on the ball, waiting to take a corner, when the crowd started singing "Summerbee's a w***ker". He turned round, still sitting on the ball, and started conducting them!

Updated: 23-10-14

PALMER, GEOFF, I taught Geoff at Secondary School where he excelled at all sports. He played fly half in my under 13 Rugby team and dropped a goal in only his second match. I was the referee and has he ran back past me he asked if he had scored. He had been watching the Rugby league on the TV and had seen someone do a drop kick.

Updated: 23-10-14

DROY, MICKY, Great website....one thing, were'nt Chelsea relegated from Div 1 in 1975?

Updated: 20-10-14

COLEMAN, TONY, tony is my cousin &i have a picture of him were we lived in liverpool just before his football trials

Updated: 20-10-14

ALLEN, TONY, Tony grow up and lived in Stoke. However he grow up as a Port Vale fan and only signed for Stoke City over Vale as he was offered 4 new tyres for his car.

Updated: 20-10-14

MCNEILL, DIXIE, grew up with dixie, spent hours with him at his home on saxby rd melton mowbray, played in the same team at melton modern boys school, we were pretty close back then, have followed his career from afar (I live in florida} worked with his dad (Dixie also) at the local iron foundry, havnt seen him for 40 odd years, I used to call him Richard, cos thats what his lovely Mum used to call him, actually saw him play for Leicester city, kinda basked in reflected glory,,cheers to you Richard,,,Phil

Updated: 17-10-14

HILLEY, DAVE, I played against Dave in the blue bell over 40's football league. he was old but still good and a legend

Updated: 17-10-14

WILKINSON, NORMAN, If this Norman Wilkinson lived in Stanley Co. Durham then I grew up calling him Uncle Norman. He was a friend of my mothers. We lost touch with Norman and Da when their house was knocked down to make way for new housing.

I am so sorry to read that he died in 2011, really I am he was always so kind to me as a kid. I am trying to do my families history and I remembered him name.

Would you just please confirm it's the same man, if possible.

Eileen.

Updated: 17-10-14

LEIGH, IAN, Ian leigh is now living with his Family in Perth Western Australia.
After finishing football became a director of internet company moved to Austin Texas for 7 years
Runs a supply chain to the worlds largest Gold supplier.
Owns an Import Export company.

Updated: 17-10-14

KEMP, FRED, Great 100percent competitor Why did saints let him go

Updated: 17-10-14

 

 

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