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Podcast: The Retirement Question - The professional footballer

Date posted: 04/05/18

 

 

For elite athletes, this is singularly the greatest issue. When you stop playing, you have no idea who you are, where you fit into society, what your future holds or how to conduct yourself. It’s a tremendous pressure on elite athletes and that’s why we’re looking at it.

In this first episode of a new series, Danno chats to former Premier League footballer Linvoy Primus. Having played more than 400 professional matches over a 17-year career, Linvoy shares some of the challenges he faced in making the transition to life after football and offers advice to elite athletes approaching retirement today.

Listen in as Linvoy talks about:

Knowing it was time to retire (2mins)

When it finally sunk in that he was an ex-footballer (7.20)

The impact of a Bible verse given to him by a 15-year-old fan (14.20)

The fears retiring athletes have (20.45)

Trusting in God when you’re outside your comfort zone (22.00)

And much more…

Also available: Danno meets… Linvoy Primus


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