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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FORSTER, DEREK

Updated: 14-06-18 Stan Adie

I remember his first game against Leicester on 22nd August 1964. He had a good game in a 3-3 draw England goalkeeper Gordon Banks was playing in goal at the opposite end.

KAYE, JOHN

Updated: 14-06-18 Mick Cook

Worked with John in the 80s at Humberside Welding. Really good bloke and still the only welder I have ever met who's won the FA Cup.

SKIRTON, ALAN

Updated: 13-06-18 Colonel Wildtrousers

Sadly Alan is currently an inpatient at Baths Royal United Hospital suffering with severe dementia.

My social work colleagues have taken pictures and press cuttings from his playing days to show him in the hope that it would stimulate a memory or two, he is unable to recall any aspect of his life as a footballer.

Hardly happy or humourous, very sad news for those who remember this local lad made good on the football pitch.

FIRMANI, EDDIE

Updated: 13-06-18 Bryan Woodford

Eddie was my hero at Southend United in the mid-60’s. A skilful and exciting goal scorer, I even painted his picture on my school technical drawing folder. If anyone knows how to get hold of him, we are trying to contact him to join Southend United Ex-Players Association ((SUEPA). Email bryan.woodford@hotmail.co.uk if you have any news please.

BONETTI, PETER

Updated: 12-06-18 Dave Barber

Been a Chelsea supporter since my first game in 1973. Went on a field trip to Mull with Salford Uni in the early 80's We drove past Peter's house whilst he was hanging out his washing. Surreal!

ILEY, JIM

Updated: 12-06-18 Bob Dinning

Great player.I was at the game v Bolton on Good Friday 1965 when Newcastle gained promotion to the old first division. Half back line was Anderson McGrath and Iley.He was an amazing player!

KEETCH, BOBBY

Updated: 12-06-18 Christian leng

I lived in the next street to bob in Tottenham.he was a few years older than us kids. He always had time for a kick about when he was at Fulham. Yours truly. Chris Leng

BRADD, LES

Updated: 12-06-18 BRADD Ian

I personally would like to know are we related, in anyway as my Dad(Derek) said we are in some way I had 2 uncle,s Dennis/ micheal & 1 auntie Margaret my grandad was Cyril my Nan was Ann we came from Rochester in kent. Dad said you could be grandads brothers son PLZ e-MAIL ianspurs@live.co.uk

QUIXALL, ALBERT

Updated: 09-06-18 Trevor Pickering

"Our Albert"used to come past our school most lunch times and if any body was fighting or acting up he'd get out of his little Austin and stop them. I once followed him all the way up our avenue walking in his footsteps, he was a striking fellow in his blue England blazer. "Our Albert" my hero.He made Messi look like a chump. Trevor Pickering
Clearwater FL

MASON, PAUL

Updated: 05-06-18 Also Paul Mason

What I love about Paul is that we share the same name - one day i'll stay in his guest house!! Chin Up Paul.

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