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: 05-08-20 Colin Smith

Found Ben by accident doing my family tree, his brother married my 1st cousin twice removed in 1910, I have a photograph of the wedding. Researched Ben and found a lot about him and his tragic story as he passed away 37yrs old, buried locally and been and found his resting place. The plot was all overgrown & headstone cross is broken and needs restoring. Would be nice to get FA or Derby County/Chelsea to fund this, Forgotten Hero


Updated: 05-08-20 Elaine Kelly

This was Elaines COUSIN does anyone know where he lives please, any information about him would be lovely please. Thank you. Regards Elaines husband James


Updated: 05-08-20 Ken Hedley

Yes, I did my Premlim coaching badge with Paul at Sherburn Village, Co Durham, many years ago. I was his partner in some of the drills. Smashing bloke and down to earth. Dickie Rooks, was our Tutor and mentor.


Updated: 05-08-20 David Barnwell

Hello Derek.
Do you remember me?
Chester's ave. Longbenton
Mum had triplets. Now 60. Years old!
We lived at the bottom flat.
Your mum and you top flat.
I remembered knocking on your door to see if you were coming out to play footie I was only 6!
But never forgotten you.
Regards david


Updated: 05-08-20 Alf Tarling

Roy you was very good at all sports at every schoolboy level. Not just at football but athletics and you was also pretty good at swimming. We won the schools lifesaving race. I hope you remember. Alf TARLING


Updated: 05-08-20 Graham Kidd

John joined West Yorkshire Police in or around 1981/2. I worked with him in Pontefract Division before he became a road traffic officer


Updated: 05-08-20 Sally Hocking (nee Wood)

Jackie (Edward John) Wood was my father.
I would have a photo and family and other details you might want for your records.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Updated: 05-08-20 David Wadham

I'm sure that Jim Herriot, after a Head knock and probably still concussed, took a ' by kick) into His own net. Goal was disallowed as it was deemed as not in play .


Updated: 05-08-20 John Slark Age 77

When I was about 10 years old, I wrote to the BBC and asked if Maurice could come on the radio and answer a question for me, it was ,did he ever play centre forward for Norwich City reserves, I knew the answer because I watch the game, and yes Eamon Andrews Had Monty on his tea time show, and answered my question,


Updated: 05-08-20 James healy

Peter is such a great man. I joined a new football team "Wivenhoe Town" he welcomed me even though he wasn't the manager he was a goal keeper coach he is very funny good to talk with trains the goalkeeper very well and often he took our warm ups before games. He motivated us such an inspiration.

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