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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This whole project began with a book entitled 'Where Are They Now? - Life After Soccer'.

This proved to be incredibly popular and led to the formation of this site as well as a number of club specific titles. So far, the series comprises of Manchester United, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa and Liverpool. Forthcoming titles include Arsenal, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion - watch this space!

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Updated: 11-05-21 anthony otway

Lawrie was a strong bustling type of player. He was very hard to knock off the ball and i watched him score a hat trick on his playing debut for Norwich City. Without him Norwich could have been relegated that year. A surprise when he left so early.


Updated: 11-05-21 Mike Rhodes

My uncle Archie took us to a Christmas game. I think it was against Millwall. 45000 crowd. Place was packed. We were near the south stand in the corner. I remember a wall falling down. Was anyone else there that day?


Updated: 10-05-21 Hartcliffe Harry

John Galley was one of the greats at Ashton Gate. East End loved him and would often sing " Walk a million miles for one of your goals....Galley..."


Updated: 09-05-21 Kathleen (nee Addy)

I was in the same class as Peter at Stocksbridge primary school.


Updated: 09-05-21 Claire Woodruff

Bobby is my Dad. He is now 80 years young and besides the usual aches and pains of being 80 he is in fine fettle, still playing lots of golf and going to the gym. He doesnt look 80, hopefully I have inherited those genes. We catch up often and he loves to talk football and the old days which my partner loves as he is football mad !!!!


Updated: 09-05-21 Ian

Just watching Saints against Liverpool and thinking what we need is you to organise the team. You were an inspiration. If you saw me again you’d recognise me, Shirley Curtains. Glad your still safe. Ian.


Updated: 09-05-21 mike amos

When Alan was playing for Reading, he was one of a few R.F.C.players who were stamp collectors,
and would often come into my stamp shop in Castle street, he was always very friendly.


Updated: 09-05-21 Paul Berry

Sadly Walter died Jan 2012 at Blackpool Victoria hospital.


Updated: 08-05-21 Pompey steve

You still in Pompey mate? Meet you the bookies in fratton....Chelsea are buzzing 2 Cup finals..


Updated: 08-05-21 Debra

I used to work at Northfield snooker club. Which he part owned. Really nice family good memories.

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