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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ORMSBY, Brendan

Updated: 17-07-19 Neil Fissler

Former Villa and Leeds defender hosted a radio talk show and provided stats for the Press Association, during the day he works as a postman and his round includes his own Leeds house after working for a computer firm. Is also involved in the Leeds ex-players association.

BIRCH, Brian

Updated: 17-07-19

An England youth international, made his Manchester United debut against West Brom in August 1949 as a 17 year old. He enjoyed his best season in 1950-51 when he scored four goals in eight first team games. But faced with stiff competition for places despite averaging a goal in every three games, he was sold to Wolves for a five figure fee. He embarked on a coaching career by becoming juniors coach at Blackburn Rovers in 1967, he went on to manage Galatasaray, twice taking them to much success. He later had spells in Sweden and Egypt before settling in South Africa.

BLUNSTONE, Frank

Updated: 17-07-19

Was an important part of the 1954-55 Championship winning side and a key player during the whole of his Stamford Bridge career. Lost pace because of a broken leg and a second broken leg ended his career. Went onto become the Chelsea youth team coach, had two spells as Brentford manager and assistant manager, youth and reserve team coach at Manchester United. Now lives in retirement in his native Crewe.

SCOTT, GEORGE

Updated: 17-07-19 George Scott

If you Google “ George Scott Shankly Stories” you will be able to read about My story comprehensively

BIRCH, BRIAN

Updated: 17-07-19 Stephen Russell

Brian was my coach at Blackburn Rovers in 1967. A really nice guy.

EVANS, ALUN

Updated: 17-07-19 Les Siviter

Remember Alun as a youth trialist at Aston Villa early 60's. Great little player then.When we finished training at old Trinity Road training ground,walking back to Villa Park all the young school kids went after Alun for his autograph thinking (because of his crewcut hair) he was Phil Woosnams brother

MOORE, GRAHAM

Updated: 17-07-19 chris morgan

When I was a small boy I sometimes carried Graham's boots from Cardiff Central station. Great memories. Also gave me a few tickets for games but what a gentleman. God bless you Graham.

MANNING, JOHN

Updated: 17-07-19 geoff johnson

I've been a good friend of John for 32 years now. I've never seen him play but was fortunate to play 5 a side with him. He was a strong player and me being a defender, he was a nightmare to play against. John now is 79 this year. His health isn't too good at the moment and hes not too good on his feet as his knees have always been a problem to him.

BRATT, HAROLD

Updated: 17-07-19 Bill Morrow

So sad to hear about the news.
Hadge was my instructor during 1978/1980 when I was a Greater Manchester Police Cadet. He was a great man, brilliant instructor and taught me a lot at the early stages of my Police career.

KURILA, JOHN

Updated: 17-07-19 agnes kurila

jOHN WAS A GREAT MAN LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE HE GAVE HIS TIME TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED TO HAVE A CHAT WITH HIM ALTHOUGH HE HAD A REPUTATION AS BEING A HARD MAN THAT WAS ONLY ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD GENTLE GIANT WITH HIS FAMILY r, i, p john

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