Money Clinic podcast: Financial secrets of footballers (part two)
Many dream of being an elite footballer, but what’s it like actually earning a professional player’s salary?
In the second half of this two-part podcast special, Claer Barrett explores the darker side of earning staggering sums as a young player.
Unscrupulous financial advisers, risky investments, gambling, injuries and early retirement can all cut short your earning potential — and there are lessons here for all of us.
Podcast: Financial secrets of footballers (part 2)
Former England star Sol Campbell and other professional players talk to Claer Barrett about their financial lives — and goals. Listen here
She hears from Gareth Farrelly, a former Premier League footballer who narrowly avoided death — and financial ruin — when his playing career ended, but has now reinvented himself as a top sports lawyer.
Plus former England defender Sol Campbell and AFC Bournemouth full-back Jack Stacey reveal how they manage their money and what listeners can learn from this.
To listen to part one of the podcast, click here. Want to be a future guest? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Claer on Instagram and Twitter: @ClaerB
For more about the business of sport, head to Scoreboard, the FT’s weekly briefing on the key financial issues affecting the global sports industry, at FT.com/scoreboard.