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: 27-09-20 Andrew Bramhall

I watched Mick Morris play for Port Vale as a boy, then for Stafford Rangers. He was a whole-hearted, committed player, who took up marathon running in later life. A long time resident of Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, he could often be seen out and about in the area, unfailingly polite to everybody. A sad loss.R.I.P.Mick, and thanks for the memories.


Updated: 27-09-20 Gerry Grennan

I was in the same primary school as Vince ..at St Anthony’s catholic school FOREST GATE east London ...where I thought he was from ?...he was two years above me and even in those days we all called him PELE..it was odd that he didn’t go on to st bonavenures with the rest of us , but there is a funny story about that which he could verify.


Updated: 26-09-20 Fran Villa

I was wondering what former Boro player Gary Hamilton was doing now, he was a good footballer.


Updated: 25-09-20 Brian

Always remember Hughie signing for my team Wolves and being excited as he had scored so many goals for Norwich. I was never disappointed and even now I look on him as one the finest players we ever had despite the glut of strikers we had at that time. His heading ability and style was terrific and he scored some great and important goals. Will remember always.


Updated: 25-09-20 Ian Reeder

I often wondered what became of the school boy wonder footballer, Alan Comfort. I first played against him when we both performed above our years for our respective junior schools. We met twice in school cup finals, only I was on the loosing side on each of those occasions Later we played in the same district team although Alan was in the A team whilst I in the B. During secondary school we frequently met on the football pitch but on opposing sides. Our teams were much more evenly matched on these occasions but thankfully I didn't find myself marking Alan. Interesting to see Alan's career progression although I never would have expected him to have become a reverend. Good luck Alan.


Updated: 25-09-20 Dave Roberts

Lit up Goodison in the dark days, wonderful talent and a real nice guy, worth the entrance fee just to watch you Dunc.


Updated: 25-09-20 Adam Slaney

Eddie works as an estate agent in Beckenham now.


Updated: 25-09-20 Howard Roberts

I met Derek when I had a launderette in Chester. Derek was a customer at that time. A close friend of my family was seriously ill & he was a Big Everton fan. Derek very kindly got a Signed football of all the Everton team. Top Bloke is Derek.


Updated: 25-09-20 Kevin Midwood

I used to live in the same village as Terry Poole, even delivered his newspaper. Many years ago


Updated: 25-09-20 Chas Conlon

I grew up in West Bridgford and played many times with Phil on our local park. Always was a cut above everyone else and destined for the top.

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