15 Premier League Players Who Retired And Found Regular Jobs


Born in Nigeria, John Chiedozie moved to England as a teenager and began his career in English football as an apprentice. He quickly made it through to the first team with Leyton Orient and went on to have a very long and successful career in English football. He spent his entire career playing for English clubs and made a few international appearances too. A decade after he hung up his boots, his performances and contribution to football and Nigerian football were recognized by the President of Nigeria, who bestowed upon him the title of Officer of the Order of Niger.

But John got tired of twiddling his thumbs after retiring from football and so decided to set up a kiddies entertainment business. He runs the business in the New Forest area of Hampshire and is the go-to man if you want to give your kids a party to remember.


Former Swiss international and central defender Ramon Vega is another guy who got himself an education before embarking on a pro football career. He got a degree in banking and financing at the Zürich Business School before starting his career with Grasshopper Club Zürich. Seven years later, he made the move to the UK, where he played for Spurs in the PL.

Ramon had a relatively successful time of it during his football career, but became a superstar in the world of banking and finance when he retired from the game. He set up the Duet Group – an asset management and private equity company – and later formed a real estate company. He’s continued to rake in the cash, working out of an office in Central London, and has earned over £15 million since he began utilizing his financial knowledge and savviness.