- PHILIPPE ALBERT
Philippe Albert was a world-renowned international in his heyday. He impressed at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S. with Belgium, which led to plenty of interest from teams around the world that were eager to acquire his services. Albert chose to come to the PL with Newcastle and it turned out to be a good decision. He took no time to settle in and was an instant hit at St James’ Park, but injuries eventually got the better of him and curtailed his career, forcing him to retire in 2000.
Since walking away from playing, he’s done the usual thing – media work as a pundit for Belgium TV – but is also involved in the fruit and veggie business. He worked at his friend’s business and is now in charge of the successful company, which brings fruit and vegetables to the masses — a totally different line of work from football, but something he’s loving as he’s now got “a normal life.”
- SHAUN GOATER
Striker Shaun Goater played for a number of prominent clubs during the course of his career. He came to the UK as a youngster and was thrust onto the big stage with none other than Man United. The goals then started coming for Shaun at Rotherham before Man City acquired his services. It was here where he became one of the best strikers around, as he went about amassing 103 goals in 212 appearances.
Shaun retired in 2010 and received a hero’s welcome in his native Bermuda for his services to football. But what’s Shaun been doing since he called time on his playing career He has his fingers in many different pies. He’s had stints in management, has bought shares in football clubs, is involved in telecommunications, but today, most of his time is spent taking care of his road-laying company, which operates in Bermuda.