Where is John Arne Riise now?
Former Liverpool FC and Fulham legend John Arne Riise finally hung his boots up on a distinguished club career in 2016 after a two-month spell playing in the Indian Super League with Chennaiyin FC.
During his playing days, Riise amassed an impressive trophy haul including the Ligue 1 title with Monaco, the Cypriot First Division title with APOEL and of course the UEFA Champions League, two UEFA Super Cups, the FA Cup and also the League Cup with Liverpool.
Alongside his club achievements, Riise was a mainstay in the Norwegian national side for 13 years winning a record 110 international caps and scoring 16 goals.
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Upon retiring from playing, Riise took 12 months out of the game before announcing that he was returning with a new career as a player’s agent.
He stated on Twitter ‘Ive been on both sides of the table and I look forward to help players fulfill their potential and give them guidance throughout their career’.
Riise released his autobiography in 2017 which you can purchase from http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/Riise
Within the book he reveals more information about an altercation with Liverpool team-mate Craig Bellamy when the club were on a mini-break in Portugal.
After a drunken row over who was singing karaoke in a bar, Riise reveals that Bellamy entered his room that night and tried to smash him across his shins with a golf club.
Fortunately, Riise escaped with bruising to his hips but the incident led to Bellamy receiving an £80,000 fine.
In April 2018 a statue of the legendary Norwegian footballer was unveiled outside the stadium of his first club Aalesund.
The start of 2019 saw Riise make a return to football when he was appointed in his current role as sporting director of Maltese side Birkirkara FC.
John Arne Riise: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Fulham, Liverpool|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com