Retired Soccer Players
Footballers are perhaps the most beloved among all the athletes. However, it’s not just love they earn when they spend some quality time on the football field. They not only grab everyone’s respect, admiration and attention but also money and fame. However, this may not always be a case after retirement. Things change when you are not on the playing field anymore.
Sometimes the circumstances become so drastic that the footballers have to take jobs which they would never have dreamed of. Among the examples would be of the Dutch International footballer named Berry van Aerle, who is not supposedly a postman. However, not all footballers end on that path. We have compiled a list of 10 most successful retired footballers.
Top 10 Successful Retired Soccer Players
10. Gianfranco Zola (Italy)
Retired Soccer Players Italy. Since his retirement, Zola has sparked a successful managerial career. He was the coach of Italian under 21 team from 2006-2008. He became West Ham United’s manager in 2008 before being terminated at the end of 2009-2010 seasons. Zola then signed a 2 year contract with Watford.
9. Gerd Muller (Germany)
Retired Soccer Players from Germany Muller was the most celebrated German striker. After retirement, he had alcohol issues, but he went into a rehabilitation program and came out clean. Since then, he is the coach of Bayern Munich II to this day. Muller also has a collection of apparel by Adidas under his belt.
8. Pelé (Brazil)
Retired Soccer Players from Brazil. One of True Legend of the Game. The 72 year old former Brazilian star is notable for his ambassadorial career. Pelé has been UNESCO’s goodwill ambassador and UN ambassador for ecology and environment. He has several autobiographies and has participated in documentaries too. He was also named the Honorary President of the New York Cosmos in 2010.