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: 23-02-24 Gerry mulkerrins

Gary was an exceptional player in school at St Gerard’s that was situated opposite the windmill pub on Clapham Common and his brother also played for QPR. Haven’t met for years and if memory serves me right was on a train coming back from Chelsea away match back in late 70s.


Updated: 23-02-24 Denise Walker

When I was married, then Denise Crump, in Droitwich Dave was our neighbour. His wife Lorraine, I think, asked if she could make gravy with pea juice, yes if you want green gravy. Lovely couple.


Updated: 23-02-24 Alan Railton

I was friends with Peter many years ago when he was coaching the Hong Kong team .

I know he lives in Bournemouth and I am visiting there shortly as my nephew works for Bournemouth FC .

I would love to meet Peter again but have no idea how to contact him .


Updated: 23-02-24 Peter Holmes

Circa 1980, I recall watching Dennis on ITV’s Sunday afternoon Shoot highlights programme for Northampton at Hartlepool. Trailing by one goal near the end he attempted a long range effort that comfortably cleared the north stand and seemed to be gaining altitude for some time. Pools’ favourite, forward & also ex-con, Bob Newton had a big belly laugh. Camera briefly panned to the crowd. When it returned to the action Newton was flat out in the centre circle and Byatt was walking off the pitch saving the ref the formalities of his inevitable dismissal.


Updated: 20-02-24 Brian ball

I met derek when we were both doing National service at Aldershot in the RAMC. this is how he got the nickname Doc. He was a great bloke and I watched him many times with Sheffield Utd. He always made sure I had a seat in the stand! God bless you Derek.


Updated: 20-02-24 Matthew Brookes

Met him In hale in Cheshire
Lovely bloke
Very welcoming


Updated: 19-02-24 Alan Cuthbertson

Did I work with you at Pitney Bowes?


Updated: 19-02-24 Bill Lothian

Hi Michael, wee bit of help? Your dad Billy played in the same Hawick Royal Albert team which won the East of Scotland League Title in 1973/74. HRA are having a dinner on June 21, 2024 and inviting all surviving members of that Hawick Royal Albert to this special occasion. The Club have managed to contact most of these former players......except your dad Billy. Can you help with a contact so the Club can get in touch? Best Regards Bill Lothian would really appreciate this.


Updated: 19-02-24 kevin smith

eh up rog, never forget our night in the cells at blackpool nick..
me you sab and steve...
report in blackpool gazette...


Updated: 19-02-24 Maureen Henry

My friend from uni lived up the hill from Pat; his family were lovely people. Pat was ( and I am sure still is) very good looking and a very nice person.

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