John Fashanu

Where is John Fashanu now?

Often criticised for being over physical and aggressive in his style of play, John Fashanu retired from the game whilst playing for Aston Villa due to injury in 1995.

Fashanu has been a prominent face within the media since retiring and is most famous for hosting Gladiators in the 1990s alongside Ulrika Jonssen.

He has also appeared in a number of celebrity shows including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here where he finished second.

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He has also had a role as chairman of Welsh side Barry Town and is also involved with the Nigerian Football Association.

Fashanu was also the host of the Nigerian version of the hit UK television programme Deal or No Deal.

Fashanu was criticised by his former Wimbledon team mates in 2015 after appearing in a documentary about the club saying that their dressing room was a violent, cruel place which was dominated by a few individuals.

In November 2015 Fashanu revealed that he had paid his gay footballer brother Justin Fashanu £75,000 to stop him ‘coming out’.

Fashanu hit the headlines In July 2017, when it was reported that he had spent two days in a Nigerian jail after he was accused of allegedly working as a broker in a scam to sell plots of land that weren’t for sale.

He now spends his time in Nigeria where he is a successful businessman and philanthropist.

In November 2017 Fashanu took part in an ITV documentary called Gone to Pot which saw a group of five celebrities go on a road trip round America looking at marijuana use.

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John Fashanu: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Wimbledon

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