Did Gordon Ramsay ever play for Rangers, and why did Soccer Aid star and top chef’s football career end?

0
30


GORDON RAMSAY will be putting on his “Rest of the World” shirt for the sixth time tonight as part of Soccer Aid 2018.

The 51-year-old chef, who will join Usain Bolt’s team, is a keen sportsman having competed in 10 marathons and completed an Ironman challenge.

Gordon Ramsey will be taking part in his sixth Soccer Aid
Reuters

Did Gordon Ramsay play for Rangers?

Growing up Ramsay was a keen footballer and at the age of 12 was playing for Warwickshire.

He had a trail with Rangers in at the age of 15 but his career was marked with injuries including damaging his knee cartilage during training and tearing his cruciate ligament.

According to his autobiography Ramsay played “a couple of non-league matches as a trialist for Rangers.”

He has since admitted that the exact ins-and-outs of his time at Rangers are “hazy” and according to a Rangers spokesperson he was given a trial during a testimonial match and trained with them for a few months.


When did he stop playing football?

RAMSAY was forced to stop his football career in 1985 due to injury. 

He was forced to re-think his future and went back to school, earning a degree in hotel management in 1987.

This lead him to become a chef working with top chefs in Europe including Marco Pierre White and Albert Roux before starting on his own in 1993.

Ramsey went back to the Ibroz in an episode of The F Word which aired in 2008 and he said: “Without the upset at Ibrox, I would not be the chef I am today.”

Ramsey’s short football career was plagued with injuries
Reuters

When is Soccer Aid 2019 and who is in it?

Soccer Aid kicks off on June 16, 2019, and will be held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

The match will also be screened live on ITV at 6.30pm with kick-off at 7.30pm.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here