When you become a footballer, there’s actually no need to worry about how much you will get paid. Footballers earn thousands of pounds every week and live a lavish life.
However, that kind of income doesn’t start right from the moment they begin their professional career. Some footballers have to do side jobs and are subjected to humble beginnings before earning well enough.
Let’s have a look at 5 such footballers who worked in other fields before choosing football as a full-time career.
5. Rickie Lambert
We all know former Liverpool striker Ricki Lambert, don’t we? The Englishman actually began his footballing career with the Kop, before he was released in 1997 before becoming a professional footballer.
Lambert then joined Macclesfield Town, a Third Division club. However, the striker was on meagre wages, which compelled him to work at a beetroot factory where he put lids on jars.
However, after his condition as a player improved, Lambert went on to make his England debut and score a heroic winner by coming on as a substitute. He also managed to secure a move to his dream club Liverpool in the later years of his career.