Michael Duberry

Where is Michael Duberry now?

Former Leeds United and Chelsea defender Michael Duberry finally retired from playing in 2013 after a short spell with non league side Hendon.

Highlights of his Chelsea career include playing a part in the club’s fantastic 1998 season where they won the League Cup, the UEFA Cup Winner Cup and the European Super Cup.

Although he struggled to break into the first-team at Leeds United, Duberry did play in the memorable victory over AC Milan at Elland Road in their 2000-2001 Champions League campaign.

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Upon retiring from playing Duberry, pursued a new career in the media as a journalist writing for local newspaper The Oxford Mail, as well as working as a football pundit with regular appearances on Sky Sports, Chelsea TV and talkSPORT.

Duberry is now a highly respected motivational and keynote speaker and delivers motivational talks to schools, prisons and businesses.

He also provides individuals and companies with training on leadership skills through his company Made Leaders which aims to help people achieve their ambitions and goals and give them assistance to help them get to where they want to be.

Duberry is also involved with his local junior side Bovingdon FC and currently manages their under 9’s team.

Follow Michael Duberry on Twitter @Original_Dubes

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Michael Duberry #One2Eleven (4-4-1-1 Formation)

Michael Duberry was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.

GK – Nigel Martyn – he just brought calmness, he never got rattled. Always talking, good at one-on-ones and comfortable at crosses.

RB – Gary Kelly – unbelievable at one-on-ones, there weren’t many people getting past him. Had pace and could get forward as well.

LB – Graeme Le Saux – between him and Ian Harte for this position but Le Saux nicks it for his athleticism up and down the pitch.

CB – Marcel Desailly – strong and calm, proper defender. Read and played the game brilliantly.

CB – Rio Ferdinand – the best of his generation and could’ve playing in any era.

CM – David Batty – aways available and always took the ball of you. Tough lad and one of the hardest players in the squad.

CM – Ruud Gullit – strong presence on the pitch and I enjoyed playing with him. In the top three players I have ever played with.

RM – Gus Poyet – had an English mentality and understood football. An unbelieveable player and top man.

LM – Harry Kewell – when he was on fire at Leeds he was unplayable, Stong, fast and great left foot.

No 10 – Gianfranco Zola – the best player I have ever played with. Some of the things he used to do with the ball was amazing, Tight control, great goals and never got bullied.

Striker – Mark Hughesa legend on and off the field but what I liked most about him was the way he beat up defenders, took his hits and gave it all back and brought everyone into play.


Michael Duberry: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances161
Goals5
Yellow Cards28
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea, Leeds United, Reading

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com