3. Gary Holt -Scotland
Times have really changed, Remember when Lou Macari signed Gary Holt and Justin Whittle straight from the army? Thank fuck there was no social media back then.
— 🍀Geordie🍀 (@Madbhoy75) April 18, 2018
The former Norwich player Gary Holt spent five years in the Army before becoming a professional footballer.
he served in the Army Catering Corps as a chef and played for the British Army team prior to joining Stoke in 1994.
Holt was capped 10 times by the Scotland national football team, scoring one goal. He also played for Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers, before signing for Isthmian League side Lowestoft Town after an unsuccessful transfer to Colchester United.
In his managerial career, Holt joined the Norwich City Academy, before being appointed a manager of Falkirk. His tenure lasted until June 2014, when he returned to Norwich as a first-team coach. He left Norwich by mutual consent after the 2015–16 season.
2. Heung-Min Son – South Korea
It’s so shame that at some point heung min son #sonheungmin #heungminson has to go to South Korean Army, to become a soldier to serve his country which is mandatory for every South Korean citizens. It will be very hard for him to perform same as before after military service…
— 이우석 (@yohakman) January 13, 2018
At some point Son Heung Min has to cut short his football career and join the army kmt
— محمد (@kunlfc) February 7, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur face losing Heung-Min Son for two years when he will have to return to South Korea to complete mandatory military service.
— Metabetting (@Metabetting) September 29, 2016
Under the South Korean law, All men are required to complete at least 21 months of military service before they turn 28. This Means in-form Tottenham man can play abroad until July 2019.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed his best season for Spurs as he nears 20 goals but could be missing for 21 months if he has to go through with his National Service.
1. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
Mohamed Salah in his military uniform. pic.twitter.com/yx9MEzBmaO
— Egyptian Players (@EgyptianPlayers) July 20, 2014
Since Signing for Liverpool last summer, Mo Salah has been a huge revelation to Premier League.
He has now surpassed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in terms of goalscoring this season.
Back in 2014, Mohamed Salah’s football future looked to be in jeopardy after reports suggested he could be forced to return to Egypt to carry out military service after his registration for an education scheme rescinded by the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education.
But By chance, the former Chelsea winger had not returned to Egypt to serve military service after the Egyptian Prime Minister stepped in to resolve the matter.