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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ELDER, ALEX

Updated: 31-03-20 Tex

When I was younger I remember Alex Elder dressed in suit and tie walking to the Andrews shop on Sycamore Avenue and thinking at the time 'he plays for Burnley fc'.

MORTIMORE, CHARLIE

Updated: 31-03-20 Christopher & Linda Arthur

Charlie was not only my Deputy Head at Cove School for a long time but he was always encouraging and supportive in everything I did. He was also a good friend to myself and Linda. We missed him when moving to Lincolnshire. But managed to have lunch with him and a couple of other friends before he became ill. He was the Quintessential gentleman and has never and will never be forgotten. Such an inspirational man.

GRUMMITT, PETER

Updated: 31-03-20

Remember a save that he made for Forest against Swindon in the cup where he appeared to dive full length and catch a ball that had already gone past him destined for the net. A brilliant goalkeeper who was around at the same time as Banks and so never received full recognition of his skills

THORN, ANDY

Updated: 31-03-20 The Farty Badger

He liked Indian food so much he was nick named "Two Lamb Bhuna's" a name which he adored.

LIVERMORE, DOUG

Updated: 31-03-20 Beryl Makin - Greenfield Drive

I remember my childhood days in the 50-60’s with Dougie playing knock and run and he always had a football outside, vaguely remember him going Brooklands dancing school on Tarbec Road.

SWINDLEHURST, DAVE

Updated: 31-03-20 Neil Riddoch

Dave was a very good teller of jokes and clearly a talented footballer. he grew up on the railway cottages in Cricklewood where we all lived and played football on a concrete field. He once took a penalty against me just after he had signed for Crystal Palace, he hit the ball venomously straight at me and I was stupid enough to try and stop the ball with the palms of my hands. I was suddenly double jointed in the wrists.
today 22/9/19 he's featured in the mail on Sunday with Steve Kember and Jim Cannon reminiscing of their glory days at Palace and Glory days they seem to have been! good to see they are all enjoying retirement form the game!

LEWORTHY, DAVE

Updated: 26-03-20 Adi Skeites

I remember Dave's face when i netted 2 goals to save us going down v arsenal youth at fratton park😊🤣

STANDEN, JIM

Updated: 26-03-20 Peter Ashcroft

Played Golf with Jim until a few years back in Brentwood California until he moved back down to Fresno where he used to coach.

Car number plate: FA CUP 64

AYRIS, JOHNNY

Updated: 20-03-20 Alec humphries

I worked alongside John in the leisure industry right up until his retirement day. it was a pleasure and his name will be known for years to come.

MACEWAN, JIMMY

Updated: 16-03-20 Alan Moorley

My dad knew Jimmy during their National Service dsys in the RAF.
My dad was an ameatur footballer, but always enjoyed playing alongside Jimmy . After their basic training, the squadron was split into 2 flights, Jimmy's went to Germany, whilst my father went on to Egypt. On returning to the UK 2 years later, my father's flight entered their billet, which was in complete darkness, and as they walked through the door, the lights were suddenly switched on, and it was then that they were reunited with the flight from Germany who had arrived in the UK a few days earlier, Jimmy being at the fore front of the "welcoming-party".

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