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.

Carlisle retired from playing in May 2013 after a spell in the lower leagues with Northampton Town and went onto have a full-time career in the media as a co-commentator and pundit across various channels.

Widely regarded as one of the most intelligent modern-day footballers, Carlisle was chairman of the management committee of the PFA from 2010 to 2013.

Clarke Carlisle released his autobiography You Don’t Know Me, But in 2013.

On December 22nd 2014, Carlisle 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.

In February 2015 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.

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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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