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Footballers who had side jobs

You must be thinking, as if their extravagant salary is not enough to cover their luxurious lifestyle, right? Check out what these footballers did to earn some extra money!

Steven Gerrard

The former player of Liverpool FC is currently managing Scottish Premiership club Rangers. While being an active footballer, Gerrard made a bold move to start a restaurant with Southport businessman, Paul Adams. Located in Liverpool, the restaurant was called The Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar. However, the 6,000 sq. ft restaurant didn’t last long (not even a year) as it was shut down due to mice infestation.

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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs

Neville and Giggs are both former Manchester United players. Sometime in 2013, they both launched a company named GG Hospitality. They successfully built a football-themed hotel and café. Café Football is a must-visit place especially if you’re in Manchester as it has a stunning view of the historic Old Trafford stadium.  Also, if you’re a fan of these footballers, you might stand a chance to meet them at their café and hotel as they are always there.

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Gheorghe Popescu

Popescu is a former Romanian professional defender and captain of FC Barcelona. During that very same time, he was also an informant for Securitate, the secret police of Romania. Apparently, in the 80s, the Securitate was trying to bring down Steaua Bucharest. He faced a few conflicts of interest during his playing career. In 2014, Popescu was convicted by a Romanian appeals court for money laundering and tax evasion.


Terry Venables

Also known as El Tel, is an former English footballer and manager. He played FOR Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers in the 1960s to 70s. He was always doing side jobs. He used to own a tailor shop in the West End of London, along with then Chelsea teammates George Graham and Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris which went bankrupt later. In 1998, he was disqualified by the high court from acting as a company director for seven years due to the mismanagement of four companies – the London drinking club Scribes West Ltd, Edenote plc, Tottenham Hotspur plc and Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Company Ltd.

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