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: 10-12-23 Anthony McGuinness

Me and Simon both took hat-tricks getting the first 6 batsmen out playing cricket for Swinton against Bollington in the Lancs and Cheshire league in 1988. I was reminded of this yesterday when a mate sent me a photo of us both which I’d never seen before.


Updated: 10-12-23 Dave mcguire

I used to clean his windows when he lived on Oldfield Road. I always remember such a nice guy and family always had time for a chat and a bit of banter. I was got a nice cup of tea and a biscui.t I even got to see the hidden Elvis room.


Updated: 06-12-23 Jimmy sullivan

Great friend of mine.


Updated: 06-12-23 Olivia

Hi, I am Alistair Browns grand daughter. He is doing well. Brendan still comes and visits my grandad Ali, and he spends a lot of his free time watching his old games.


Updated: 05-12-23 C Sunely

He hails from the same area in York (Osbaldwick) as my late father Vincent & my father named me afer him. We went down to see him & Hereford play in their last non-league game before they were promoted to the football league.


Updated: 05-12-23 Alan Parker

Junior for Doncaster Rovers 60s.


Updated: 05-12-23 Mark Margate

Freddie Kearns was Margate’s centre forward for many years in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. He worked part time for Rediffusion Television and fitted to our house - our first tv. Happy days.


Updated: 04-12-23 Jeanine Barratt

He was my nans cousin Margaret Gaunt. She was very proud of the fact he played for Manchester City. I will see if I can find anything more as my mother is 96 and still alive she may have more info.


Updated: 04-12-23 Woody

I can remember the day Wyn signed from Bolton as all of us young lads at work were gathered round a transistor radio. The cheer we let out as it was announced was so loud the manager came rushing out of his office to see what all the noise was about.


Updated: 04-12-23 Paul sylvester

Terry and Ann were the managers of the Prince of Wales pub on West Street in Crewe in the 70s. My mum Anne was a barmaid.

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