Where is Emerson Thome now?
Brazilian centre-back Emerson Thome retired from playing in 2007 at the age of 35 after a season playing in the J-League with Japanese side Vissel Kobe
Considered a journeyman player, he played for six English clubs during his career including Chelsea where he was unable to command a regular place due to the form of French defensive pair Marcel Desailly and Frank Leboeuf.
He was however part of their FA Cup and Community Shield winning squads in 2000.
During his time playing in England he also featured in League Cup finals with Wigan and Bolton but was on the losing side on both occasions.
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Upon retiring from playing, Thome re-established his ties with the Premier League when he was appointed as Everton’s chief scout in Portugal and Northern Spain.
Heworked for the club for seven years before leaving in August 2015 to work as an international scout for West Ham United.
Leaving the Hammers in the summer of 2018, he now works in Germany as a scout for Bundesliga side RB Leipzip.
Emerson Thome: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Sheffield Weds, Sunderland|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com