Many footballers have got some of the most bizarre and unexpected facts that they have carried throughout their lives. While most of them left their respected youth academies and joined senior teams. But there are those who to combine their youth football and daily jobs for survival. All in all, let us take a look at the 5 football personalities who had jobs outside of the sports.
6. Jamie Vardy – Factory worker
Jamie Vardy will always be remembered for helping Leicester City during their most unbelievable season when the Premier League title. But one thing you never knew about the English striker is that used to work as a factory technician making prosthetic splints for people who had feet problems. It’s a strange profession for a football player.
5. Eric Cantona – Actor
Eric Cantona became one of the most important footballers in Premier League history, especially in Manchester United history. While others go on to become pundits and managers after retirement, Cantona did something totally different from football. The striker became a world-class potential actor. Casting in over 50 movies, Cantona continues to perform in both French and Hollywood movies.
4. Peter Schmeichel – cleaner
Peter Schmeichel captained the Manchester United squad in 1999 and led them to a treble of the season. A lesser-known fact is that the Danish goalkeeper has done an array of jobs, right from being a salesman to flooring and advertising certain products. But something completely unexpected was during his early days when he was a cleaner of an old person’s house for 12 straight months.