Clarke Carlisle

Where is Clarke Carlisle now?

A solid figure at the heart of Burnley’s defence, Clarke Carlisle spent one full season in the Premier League with Burnley during the 2009-2010 season making 29 appearances.

He retired in May 2013 after a spell in the lower leagues with Northampton Town having made over 500 first-team appearances over his 16-year career.

Towards the end of his playing days he was chairman of the management committee of the PFA from 2010 to 2013.
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Upon hanging up his boots Carlisle went straight into a full-time career in broadcasting as a co-commentator and pundit across various channels and also released his autobiography You Don’t Know Me, But.

On December 22nd 2014, he made the headlines when he was left fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry. Fortunately he made a full recovery and returned home six weeks later.

Three months on from the incident it was revealed that Carlisle had in fact been suffering from severe depression for the previous 18 months and the accident was a suicide attempt.

The ex footballer has since sought treatment for his depression and has spoken out to encourage others to get help.

He has also launched his own mental health charity called the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis as well as working at the University and College of Football Business at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, where he puts together workshops and seminars for business executives.

In September 2017 a nationwide man-hunt was launched to find Carlisle after he had been reported missing by his wife.

He was found later that day and admitted to hospital where he was said to be ‘very unwell’.

In a radio interview with Radio 5 Live a month later, Carlisle revealed that he had gone to Liverpool to find ‘the most responsible way to die’. It was only thanks to a passing stranger who told him that his family were looking for him that stopped him going through with his suicide attempt.

He has since appeared on television talking about the issues he faces and how he overcomes them.

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Clarke Carlisle: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBurnley, Leeds United, Watford

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