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From a successful footballer to a gardener.

Many footballers enjoy legendary statuses while still active, a rare few go on to continue with that legacy even post retirement. It has been known that a vast majority of yesteryear and current footballers mostly retire with absolutely nothing. Still talking about footballers who have been declared bankrupt after football, we might as well add the name Willem Vries. Willem Vries is regarded as a club legend at Blomfontein Celtics, during his time at Siwelele he went to make over 300 appearances and held the

  2 months ago
From a successful footballer to a gardener.

PSL footballers who really struggled after retiring.

The life of a footballer is known to be one of the most lavish with many enjoying a comfortable salary while still active as footballers. It is a pity that the same cannot be said after some decide to hang up their soccer boots. It has been previously stated that almost 30% of professional footballers are declared bankrupt within the first two years of retirement. We take a look at some footballers who really had it hard after their professional careers. 1. Willem Vries He is regarded as a legend at Bloemfontein

  2 months ago
PSL footballers who really struggled after retiring.

From flashy to rags: Top 10 footballer who went flat BROKE!

Following several warnings to upcoming footballers from veteran players about the importance of securing the bag and making sure that they do not retire poor and broke, we take a look at football stars worldwide who went from flashy to rags after their prestigious football career. South African golden boy Siphiwe Tshabalala recently warned players about living above their means and how it will affect them after retirement while former Orlando Pirates defender Benson Mhlongo also urged players to adapt to th

  10 months ago
From flashy to rags: Top 10 footballer who went flat BROKE!

I Work As Gardner, After A Record 306 Games At Celtic, Can't Afford Tv - Willem Vries

There is something wrong with our football body in the country, and the world. This problem is not only in Mzansi. The South African Football Association (SAFA), the PSL and PSL teams needs to come up with a plan, for the professional footballers. This players needs workshop on how to save and survive life after football, they need to insure their careers. This is the case of former Bloemfontein Celtics legend, Willem Vries. The 54 year old midfielder Vries, is holding an unbreakable record of 306 appearances

  8 months ago
I Work As Gardner, After A Record 306 Games At Celtic, Can't Afford Tv - Willem Vries

The sad story of a former football star: It made me say life is unfair

Willem Vries was a very good midfielder for Bloemfontein Celtic some years ago. Many would have thought life would be a bed of roses for him after football but the 54 year old former Siwelele reliable midfielder is now broke, sick, suffering and working as "garden boy." Besides battling with health challenges, Vries told KickOff.com that he is also struggling financially and forced to work as a gardener at the club he once played for. "I was working as a garden boy but I am sick and they are now giving me a

  11 months ago
The sad story of a former football star: It made me say life is unfair

Is this bad or good news for Swallows F. C players : Moroka Swallow Boss recent Announcement

Good South africans,First of all,Allow us to give a credit to Gauteng Minister of Education, Panyaza Lesufi for being a blessing to Moroka Swallows F. C As we know that Moroka swallows has won the Gladafrica championship tittle meaning Moroka Swallows is now one of the PSL clubs. Moroka Swallows A. K. A Izinyoni did very well by winning the Gladafrica championship title, big up to all players and all the staff of the club. Moroka Swallows players deserve the promotion and we think many South African football

  7 months ago
Is this bad or good news for Swallows F. C players : Moroka Swallow Boss recent Announcement

Chiefs Paid Me Peanuts: Tshisevhe Cries Foul!

Former Kaizer Chiefs tough as nails center back Jacob "Asinamali" Tshisevhe has revealed the shameful salary he earned, for almost 5 years at one the glamorous club in South Africa,Kaizer Chiefs,for closed to 5 years the legendary defender earned a mere R1,200 without getting any increase. Speaking to Kickoff Magazine Tshisevhe who was famous for his exciting duels with opposition Bucs striker Jerry Skhosana in the 90s,said no matter how much he tried to negotiate with the Chiefs hierarchy nothing came it as

  9 months ago
Chiefs Paid Me Peanuts: Tshisevhe Cries Foul!