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Where Are They Now? - Footballers

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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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Accrington Stanley | Aldershot Town | Arsenal | Aston Villa | Barnet | Barnsley | Birmingham City | Blackburn Rovers | Blackpool | Bolton Wanderers | Bournemouth | Bradford City | Brentford | Brighton & Hove Albion | Bristol City | Bristol Rovers | Burnley | Burton Albion | Bury | Cambridge United | Cardiff City | Carlisle United | Celtic | Charlton Athletic | Chelsea | Cheltenham Town | Chester City | Chesterfield | Colchester United | Coventry City | Crewe Alexandra | Crystal Palace | Dagenham & Redbridge | Darlington | Derby County | Doncaster Rovers | Everton | Exeter City | Fulham | Gillingham | Grimsby Town | Hartlepool United | Hereford United | Huddersfield Town | Hull City | Ipswich Town | Leeds United | Leicester City | Leyton Orient | Lincoln City | Liverpool | Luton Town | Macclesfield Town | Manchester City | Manchester United | Mansfield Town | Middlesbrough | Millwall | Milton Keynes Dons | Morecambe | Newcastle United | Newport County | Northampton Town | Norwich City | Nottingham Forest | Notts County | Oldham Athletic | Oxford United | Peterborough United | Plymouth Argyle | Port Vale | Portsmouth | Preston North End | QPR | Rangers | Reading | Rochdale | Rotherham United | Scunthorpe United | Sheffield United | Sheffield Wednesday | Shrewsbury Town | Southampton | Southend United | Stockport County | Stoke City | Sunderland | Swansea City | Swindon Town | Torquay United | Tottenham Hotspur | Tranmere Rovers | Walsall | Watford | West Bromwich Albion | West Ham United | Wigan Athletic | Wimbledon | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Wrexham | Wycombe Wanderers | Yeovil Town | York City

Latest Updates

PHELAN, TERRY , Terry was inspirational for me in upskilling my coaching ability while he was living in Dunedin New Zealand. A great guy and totally passionate about Football.
Updated: 28-08-15

HILAIRE, VINCE, Just watched an old episode of "the big match revisited" palice v notts county 1979. what a player Vince was!
So much abillity.
A real pleasure to watch.
Updated: 27-08-15

DURNIN, JOHN, While playing for Oxford United John came to live in Witney where unfortunately the local pillocks thought it was fun to goad him. However after one altercation he was interviewed by the local press and told them that if he knew he was coming to such a rough place as Witney he wouldn't have come. Honestly? After Liverpool? I don't think so
Updated: 23-08-15

JULIANS, LEN, LEN LIVED IN THE SAME ROAD AS ME, AND i WAS FRIENDS WITH HIS SISTER YVONNE, HE USED TO OPLAY BOOGIE WOOGIE ON HIS MUMS PIANO IN THE PARLOUR OF THEIR HOME , ONE DAY WE WERE IN THE HOUSE AND ERNIE WALLEY FROM SPURS, CAME ROUND, AND THEY PLAYED THE PIANO LIKE I HAVE HEARD BEFORE,BRILLIANT,,LEN ALSO HAD A SISTER SYLVY, THEY WERE ALL HEARTBROKEN WHEN YVONNE SADLY DIED AT THE AGE OF 31 ,LOVED THE FAMILY AND HAVE LOTS OF FOND MEMORIES .
Updated: 23-08-15

WILSON, TOM, We were neighbours of Tom and Kitty Wilson, before leaving Hull for Nelson, New Zealand, would love to hear from them, kind regards, from Sunny Nelson...
Updated: 23-08-15

KNOWLES, PETER, My wife and I are Spurs fans and we saw Peter Knowles at his brother Cyril's testimonial. The pair were trying to out do each other with flicks and back heals, Peter having turned out for the Spurs 11. Eddie Baily the then Spurs Trainer jumped to his feet and was gesticulating to PK whose response was a clearly audible, "it's only a game". It has stuck with us to this day and whenever we see people in sport loosing it one of us will say it in the same tone as PK did on that night. A lesson to us all! Sad that modern sport has moved so far from that ideal. Still have the programme too!
Updated: 21-08-15

BOWLES, STAN, He was Q.P.R
Updated: 21-08-15

CARRODUS, FRANK, played together as teenagers founder members of heyes albion fc in the 60's
Updated: 18-08-15

WHITE, TONY, Tony was a classmate at BGS, same house (dawnay). Superb sportsman, rest of us watched in awe. Great at cricket, opened bowling & bat (amusingly with aidy black who was a white lad!) But best at sprinting. Should've followed that, he would be a household name.
Updated: 15-08-15

HAMILTON, IAN (CHICO), I played football with Ian, we played truant from school. Playing One against one at our local park at streatham vale where we lived. Where are you now Ian. Chris Young
Updated: 15-08-15