Lowdown: Since beginning his career in 1981, goalkeeper Mimms played over three separate decades and had an impressive amount of clubs. May as well list these before we get started: Halifax Town, Rotherham United, Everton, Notts County, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Aberdeen, Crystal Palace, Preston, York City and Mansfield. read more »
Lowdown: One of the unluckiest Premier League footballers, Stensgaard began his career at Hvidovre in Denamrk, the same club where Peter Schmeichel began his career. He impressed significantly in his early career and made eight appearances for the Denmark U21s.
He was bought by Liverpool for £400,000 in May 1994, and was given the number 13 shirt as understudy to David James. He gained a ridiculous injury early on at Anfield by dislocating his shoulder whilst taking down an ironing board. Although slightly amusing, the injury then required surgery and effectively ended the goalkeeper’s career.
Having his contract cancelled after a year of injury with no appearances made, and it took three years until he could finally make appearances for FC Copenhagen. Stupidly, after just half a season at the Danish side he decided to move back to England to Southampton on a three-year deal. Again, he never made a single appearance at the Dell, and returned to FC Copenhagen after just one season.
Keeping up his bad luck, after less than twenty games back in Denmark he suffered a slipped disc that ended his career at 26. Less than forty league games in a career.
Now: After retiring, Stensgaard finished his law degree and also became a FIFA licensed agent. He now teaches negotiation and conflict management to athletes and sportspeople. He also acts as a personal life coach for Danish atheletes.
Lowdown: Signing schoolboy terms with Everton in 1981, Ebbrell went on to captain England Schoolboys at differing age groups. Many thought that he was destined for international recognition, but it would be fair to say that the midfielder simply didn’t fulfil his potential. read more »
Lowdown: Ostenstad began his career with Viking Stavanger, where he became an instant favourite of the fans by helping them to league title in 1991, and scored 88 goals in six seasons at the club.
Graeme Souness signed the striker for £800,000 for Southampton, and in just his third game he got his first goals in his club’s famous 6-3 win over Manchester United. Initially credited with a hat trick, one of the goals was taken away and judged to be a Phil Neville own goal. read more »