Where is Emile Heskey now?
Highly regarded at every club he played for and one of the few players who have scored over 100 goals in the Premier League, Emile Heskey retired from playing in 2016 after two seasons playing in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers.
Throughout his career he was often unfairly criticised for his lack of goals as a striker. but he was often played as a target man who job was to hold the ball up for other natural finishers.
An example of his effectiveness in this role was during his time at Liverpool where he played alongside Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen who had his best-ever scoring record during Heskey’s four seasons at the club.
Domestically, he won a decent amount of silverware – two League Cups with Leicester City and two League Cups, the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool.
He also represented the England national side on 62 occasions and was part of the squad that participated in the UEFA 2000 and 2004 European Championships as well as the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals.
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Since retiring, Heskey has dipped his toe into coaching and has assisted with the coaching at Bolton Wanderers and also Mansfield Town but he has admitted he is unlikely to pursue any further coaching roles despite getting his Level 2 badges.
Away from football he is patron for The Supercar Academy which specialises in world-class advanced driver coaching and education programmes to reduce driver’s risk of damage, injury or incident whilst driving on public roads.
In 2017 Heskey was signed up by Playon as one of their ambassadors. Founded by former England international Viv Anderson Playon is a global network of sports professionals which provide ex-players with an opportunity to keep earning and maintaining their value in retirement.
The network also assists with some of the main issues ex-professionals are faced with when they retire from professional sports such as depression and anxiety.
He occasionally does bits of media work for stations such as Premier League TV and Sky Sports.
Follow on Twitter @EmileHeskeyUK
Emile Heskey: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com