Some of football’s biggest names have held down some interesting non-sporting jobs in their time. Take our quiz and find out what these players did before they became household names…
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday 16 December, 5pm, BT Sport 1 (CH 531) and BT Sport 1 HD (CH 527)
Modern footballers may go straight from the academy to superstardom, but there was a time when the sport’s heroes worked regular jobs like the rest of us.
It’s true! For example, did you know that hardman Vinnie Jones used to carry bricks on building sites before knocking down opponents? Or that ex-goalkeeper Shaka Hislop was once an intern at NASA? Even Eric Cantona used to run a highly successful dog grooming business (that’s a complete lie, but you get the point). However, most of the hotshots taking to the pitch for Manchester City’s Premier League clash with gilded rivals Tottenham Hotspur will never know the joys of a hard day’s labour – though we think Harry Kane might have had a paper round before making headlines himself.
So, ahead of this weekend’s huge encounter at the Etihad Stadium, which top manager used to be a PE teacher? And which ex-defensive legend made a few quid as an electrician?
What did these footy stars do for a living?
It’s time to test your knowledge…
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