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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LESLIE, Lawrie

Updated: 07-11-19 Neil Fissler

After being told by doctors as a youngster he would never walk again went onto play five times for Scotland, went onto organise Youth Centres for Hackney School and worked as head of centre at Cardinal Pole School in Homerton.

NEIGHBOUR, Jimmy

Updated: 07-11-19 Neil Fissler

Jimmy worked at Haringey Sports Centre and ran a sports shop. He was a youth development officer at West Ham and coached at Spurs before his death from a heart attack at his Woodford Green home in April 2009.

NEIGHBOUR, JIMMY

Updated: 07-11-19 Mick Mayhew

Jimmy would pick me up every day for training at Cheshunt along with willy morgan in his mark 2 Lotus Cortina. So sad to he died he was a great guy.

HALOM, VIC

Updated: 07-11-19 Tony Smith

Vic, lived next door to me when he played for Sunderland and I was just 12 years old and he would come out and play football with me in his high heel boots (fashion at the time!) in the street and within minutes about ten pals would appear and a full scale match would be underway. Great bloke and my Sunderland hero along with Billy Hughes.

ELDER, ALEX

Updated: 07-11-19 Duncan Burt

A top Genuine Man, His wife is a Lovely lady also, we lived next door to them for a few months in Spain, Genuine through and through.

HORSFIELD, ARTHUR

Updated: 07-11-19 Nicola Holding

My uncle (Arthur Horsfield) gave me away at my wedding. I felt so proud having him walk me down the aisle

NEWTON, HENRY

Updated: 07-11-19 Richard Skinner

In answer to Bill's query above, Henry still plays golf at Stanton Golf Club near Tollerton.
(June 2019)

FURNELL, JIM

Updated: 07-11-19 Tyrone furnell

i am Ur grandson
you know my granddad john hoskyn

OGLEY, ALAN

Updated: 07-11-19 Brian jackson

Myself and Alan's wife Diane used to watch Alan play for Barnsley and I used to pass notes to Alan for a date with Diane. So they dated and eventually got married.

LESLIE, LAWRIE

Updated: 07-11-19 Mal Downing

Lawrie used to coach the West Ham youngster on a Tuesday and Thursday nights at the ground in 1962 . Being a goalkeeper and being coached by my idol was unbelievable. After training he would take me and my friend to a coffee bar in Green Street and buy the coffees. Lovely Man R. I . P

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