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Ex-chelsea Players - Where Are They Now?


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#1 John Terry Ate My Hamster

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:12 PM

In another thread mention was made of Joel Kitamirike, ex Chelsea 'hot prospect' who ended up in prison for supplying drugs, and it got me on to pondering the outcomes of other ex-players.

Below are a few I've heard of / read up on recently: -

Frank Leboeuf - In Hollywood trying to forge an acting career (but evidently not as successful as fellow ex-player Vinnie Jones)

Ken Monkou - Pancake shop owner / manager

Peter Bonetti - Retired postman!

Mickey Hazard - Occassionally spotted as a cab driver in Croydon, although I think he's still in football coaching too

John Dempsey - Is a care worker in North London

Obviously recently retired footballers aren't often spotted in the local job centre, and most pre-Sky who couldn't aford to retire outright stayed in football in some capacity. But if anyone has any to add, the quirkier the better, please share below!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:34 PM

For starters (and some might have changed...)

Trevor Aylott - Black cab driver
Alan Birchenall - Matchday host @ Leicester City, landlord The Griffin PH
Johnny Boyle - Civil servant security guard
Barry Bridges - Newsagent, Norfolk
Ian Britton - last I knew Player/manager at Nelson FC
John Bumstead =- Black cab driver and matchday host at Charlton
Gary Chivers- Coaching at a private school
Charlie Cooke - Technical director, Coerver school of coaching, USA
Mickey Droy - Owner electrical wholesalers, was going to retire to the USA
Steve Finnieston - Postman (was working previously for a bulders merchant)
Robert Fleck - last I knew, manager Gorleston FC
Bill Garner - Sports master at a school
Tony Godden - Assistant Manager/Goalkeeping coach Rushden & Diamonds
Jimmy Greaves - Author & after dinner speaker/stage shows
Tony Hateley - working for a soft drinks company
Micky Hazard - Black cab driver, Sp*rs academy
Marvin Hinton - was office work for removals company

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

before they passed away:

Ian Hutchinson - Curator in a central London art gallery (previously a cordon bleu chef)
Peter Osgood - Golf weekends, matchday host at Chelsea, after dinner speaking
Keith Weller - Truck driver for an outside broadcasts TV station in Seattle USA

Others (cont.)

Joe Kirkup - newsagents
Tommy Langley - Sports agent
Jim McCalliog - Publican, The George & Dragon
Eddie McCreadie - Director of youth soccer, Tennessee
Duncan McKenzie - After dinner speaker, radio football commentator
Dave Mitchell - Manager Paramatta FC
Bert Murray - Publican, The Bull
Colin Pates - Football teacher at a school
David Speedie - FIFA players agent
John Spencer - Assistant coach, Houston Dynamo
Garry Stanley - Pharmaceutical Rep
Mark Stein - Physio Barnet FC
Kenny Swain - FA Regional Director for coaching NW England
Bobby Tambling - was in the building trade

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:44 PM

Great knowledge! When Rick Granvill packs it in let me know and I'll nominate you!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

Its a real shame that John Bumstead, arguably one of the most loyal and unsung players ever to pull on the royal blue, isn't employed in some sort of capacity where he belongs at the Bridge.

Another one
Clive Walker (my first Chelsea hero) - BBC Radio London Commentator and pundit. Was still playing for Woking and showing a fair bit of pace still past the age of 40.
Pat Nevin - Channel 5 Uefa Cup pundit and commentator. Don't know how it finished for him as Motherwell chairman.
Teddy Maybank - anyone remember him looking ridiculous on Blind Date??

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:17 PM

Teddy Maybank - anyone remember him looking ridiculous on Blind Date??


and Cilla introducing him "our Edward from Brighton"

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:34 PM

Its a real shame that John Bumstead, arguably one of the most loyal and unsung players ever to pull on the royal blue, isn't employed in some sort of capacity where he belongs at the Bridge.

Another one
Clive Walker (my first Chelsea hero) - BBC Radio London Commentator and pundit. Was still playing for Woking and showing a fair bit of pace still past the age of 40.


Still does a bit of corporate hospitality and events with Jason Cundy too, who himself does a lot of media work.
Kerry Dixon - events and match day hospitality.
Ron Harris - Golf days and charity events as well as match day hospitality.

All of the above can be booked for private events at the right price too.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

Winston Bogarde: Works for KFC on Edgware Road.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:16 AM

Winston Bogarde: Works for KFC on Edgware Road.

Wrote a book as well...I think it was called..."How to sit on your arse and still be paid s**tloads"

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:54 AM

Wrote a book as well...I think it was called..."How to sit on your arse and still be paid s**tloads"


How much wages was he on? 40,000 GBP, wasn't it?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:05 AM

Great topic guys, I find this sort of stuff so interesting. It must be such a weird feeling one day playing professional football in front of thousands, then the next waking up and doing a 9 till 5. I think its safe to say that most if not all of todays stars in the premiership wont have the same issues after they retire.

I know Petr Cech is studying medicene at university nowadays even though his still an active player at us, from what I understand he wants to be a doctor of some kind after he retires. He also has a football school back home in the Czech Republic.

But back to ex players, I believe Jody Morris and Andy Myers both jointly started either an air conditioning company or electrical blinds/curtains company.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:33 AM

Winston Bogarde: Works for KFC on Edgware Road.


Sadly he's now multiplying his ill-gotten gains as owner of a music events company in Holland. Proof if it were needed that if God does exist, he can be a bit of a bastard sometimes!

It must be a novelty to him not having a manager that wants to get shot of him, now he is the manager!


But back to ex players, I believe Jody Morris and Andy Myers both jointly started either an air conditioning company or electrical blinds/curtains company.


I thought Jody Morris was still playing, for St Johnstone. If so it sounds like he's got 2 great jobs - a) professional footballer and b) letting someone else earn you even more dosh. See note above re God.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:38 AM

Great topic guys, I find this sort of stuff so interesting. It must be such a weird feeling one day playing professional football in front of thousands, then the next waking up and doing a 9 till 5. I think its safe to say that most if not all of todays stars in the premiership wont have the same issues after they retire.

I know Petr Cech is studying medicene at university nowadays even though his still an active player at us, from what I understand he wants to be a doctor of some kind after he retires. He also has a football school back home in the Czech Republic.

But back to ex players, I believe Jody Morris and Andy Myers both jointly started either an air conditioning company or electrical blinds/curtains company.


It is amazing - newsagents and postmen! But the thing is that no matter what they end up doing, the ex-players who didn't retire rich have amazing memories. From what I understand Petr's studying psychology. I think Morris, Andy Myers and possibly Doobs have a company that puts in very high-end technology in people's houses that controls the stereo, lights etc etc from one console. Apparently they did JT's house LOL

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

Colin Pates - Football teacher at a school

He tought at my school... very bitter about missing the football gravy train. Ask him what he thinks of Frank Sinclair.....

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:17 AM

Joey jones - wales first mass murderer.