15 Premier League Players Who Retired And Found Regular Jobs


Swedish international Tomas Brolin had spells in the PL with Leeds and Crystal Palace in the 1990s, and had a decent time of it too, playing as a strikerattacking midfielder. Strangely, he closed out his footballing career in Sweden with Hudiksvalls FF, as a goalkeeper no less. In his prime, Brolin was one of the top footballers around, but today he’s making waves in the business world.

Immediately after retiring, Brolin set up an Italian-Swedish restaurant. He then dipped his hand into the real estate business and – again strangely – invested in a company that sold mouthpieces for vacuum cleaners. He’s also appeared in TV ads, and has had a lot of success as a poker player – an industry of which he’s been a part since 2006. Care to hazard a guess what Brolin will try his hand at next


Gavin Peacock was a notable name in English football during the ’80s and ’90s. He’ll mainly be remembered for his time in the PL with Newcastle and Chelsea, but he also had numerous stints with teams in the Football League. After retiring in 2001, Peacock remained in football as a pundit, appearing on TV shows and hosting radio podcasts.

Peacock has always been a religious man. When he retired from football, he began preaching at his local church and decided it was something he wanted to learn more about and get into full time, so he moved to Cambridge and began his theological studies. He then relocated to Canada where he completed a three-year master’s course in divinity at Ambrose Seminary. Peacock’s aim was to become a minister; he’s currently working as an Elder and Pastor at Calvary Grace Church.