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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Updated: 17-12-18 Jim & Dianne Boutell Texas 1968

We were friends with Dave in 1968 when he was playing with the Dallas Tornado. We invited him to dinner at our apartment in Arlington, Texas. Our dinner was typical Texas cuisine ham, potatoes and corn. David apologized that he could not eat the corn as it was food for hogs back home!!!!! We lost contact with Dave when he returned to England and wish we could reconnect.


Updated: 13-12-18 Paul Brucculeri

My family and I met Len on a beach in Ingoldmells, near Skegness, when on holiday in what must have been the early 1970s (if not late 1960s). My sister, brother and I were fascinated by the many crabs Len had caught and put into buckets. We saw him on the same beach on several days during the holiday and got talking to him. He was very friendly with us and actually surprised my brother and I by buying us a Leicester City cap which he signed for us. We've often mentioned him in the years since.


Updated: 13-12-18 Kallem hazell

Best grandad in the world. Bigman still breaths football.


Updated: 13-12-18 Brian Dolby

Ken was my favourite player when I was a young Norwich City supporter in the late 1960s. I still remember the chant, "he's here, he's there, he's every xxxxxx where, Ken Foggo, Ken Foggo" I was gutted when we sold him and always wanted to have the chance to thank him for the enjoyment he brought. A great player for the Canaries.


Updated: 13-12-18 Frank Howard

I worked at the Ashton Reporter when Paul was there and on a couple of occasions played in the same team against other newspaper teams. Being a Manchester City fan of many years I was thrilled to see him play for City. I think he was not given a chance in the team


Updated: 13-12-18 Martin Hinshelwood

Sorry to say Wally passed away on Saturday 24th November aged 89 after a short illness at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.


Updated: 13-12-18 Keith Hayward

Born 21st November 1951. Born in Hove Sussex. Goalkeeper


Updated: 13-12-18 Mike Smith

Always loved players with flair. Even though a staunch Villa fan loved to see down at Villa Park your Charlie Cooke’s of Chelsea and The great Denis Law. Willie Anderson was a beautifully balanced player especially with his pace and trickery and should have achieved more in his career, but I loved him. He was a class act, no doubt about that.


Updated: 13-12-18 Wayne Hodge

I saw Brian score a brilliant goal one evening. He was down by the left corner flag being harassed when he kicked the ball high over towards the goal area. The wind caught the ball and blew the ball into the top of the net!


Updated: 13-12-18 Wayne Hodge

Got Stewart's autograph when he was in the launderette as I was coming home from school. Late 60's early 70's

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