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Priest, condom seller, painter, rock 'n' roll...Footballers' lives after retirement

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Darío Silva/waiter

The Uruguayan striker bagged 114 goals in his time playing with Sevilla and Málaga and now works as a pizza waiter in the Costa del sol capital.

Arjan De Zeeuw/private detective

The Dutch player had spells with Portsmouth and Wigan and studied medicine during his playing career. After hanging up his boots he became a private detective specialising in forensic medicine.


Faustino Asprilla/Condom merchant

The Colombian player was a hero for fans of Parma in Serie A as well as making a name for himself at St. James Park with Newcastle United. Upon retirement he moved into the world of contraception with the Tino branded condoms a hit in South America.

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David May/Wine importer

May moved from Blackburn to Old Trafford during the 1990s winning two league titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League with the Red Devils. He moved into the win business shortly after retirement.

Foto:Phil ColeGetty Images

Chase Hilgenbrinck/priest

Hilgenbrink played in both the Chilean top flight as well as a spell in MLS. In 2008, he got the 'call' from above and swapped his boots and playing kit for a cassock and bible.

Jody Craddock/painter

Craddock played for Sunderland and Wolves and was always interested in art. After retirement he embarked on a career in portraits, graffiti and photo-realism.

Daniel Osvaldo/singer

The Argentine player was a regular with Boca Juniors and after retiring in August 2016 embarked on a career in the world of rock 'n' roll.


Phillippe Albert/fruit and veg business man

The Belgian was a hit with Newcastle United fans and after hanging up the boots moved into the world of television and in parallel runs a successful fruit and veg. business.

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Thomas Brolin/vacum cleaners salesman

After spells with Parma, Crystal Palace and Leeds United, the Swedish striker moved into the world of domestic appliances and sells hoovers for a living.

Hakan Sukur/Uber driver

The former Turkish striker was forced to move from Turkey to the USA after issues with the current Erdogan government in the Balkan nation. He now lives in the States and earns a living as an Uber driver.