Nathan Blake

Where is Nathan Blake now?

Nathan Blake called time on his playing career in 2006 after a short spell playing for non league side Newport County.

Considered a fan’s favourite at Bolton Wanderers for his goalscoring exploits, Blake has the unfortunate record of getting relegated from the Premier League on five occasions.

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Since retiring from playing, Nathan Blake has taken up acting and he won a Best Supporting Actor award for his role as a football coach in the short film The Homing Bird at the 2014 Film Fest Cymru.

In 2014 Nathan Blake graduated from a FA funded Corporate Governance course, entitled On Board which aims at getting more former professional players on to club boards, and make football’s boardrooms more diverse.

In February 2015 Blake joined the board of his former club Newport County as a non-executive director but stepped down after only five months when the supporters trust took over the club.

In September 2015, Nathan Blake was appointed as chairman of Newport County’s charitable trust, County in the Community, which runs sport, health and educational programs for all in Newport and the surrounding area.

Since 2011, Blake has been reporting on Cardiff City matches for the Wales Online website as well as hosting his own show on the site called Blakey’s Bootroom.

He has also worked for BBC Wales, BBC 5 Live and Sky Sports as a match analyst and commentator mostly on the Welsh national team games.

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Nathan Blake: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United, Leicester City, Wolves

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