Where is Neil Ruddock now?
An often controversial character within the game Neil “Razor” Ruddock retired from playing in 2003 after spells at West Ham United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
A confident left-footed centre-back, Ruddock was a tough-tackling player, good in the air and with the ability to bring the ball out of defence.
These attributes led to an England under-21s call up in 1989 as well as a full international call up in 1994 in a friendly against Nigeria.
He ended his career having made over 450 first-team appearances for eight teams over 18 years.
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Since retiring from playing, Ruddock has appeared in numerous television shows including Question of Sport, Celebrity Wife Swap, ‘The Big Fish Off’, ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
In 2013, he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house as one of the 12 guests and after a successful three weeks in the house, “Razor” finished in a very respectable 5th position where he formed an unlikely friendship with eventual winner Rylan Clark.
He also participated in Harry Redknapp’s side of ex-Premier League players in the TV series ‘Harry’s Heroes‘ which aired in March 2019.
The programme took a number of ex-professionals on a journey to lose weight with the end goal of playing a team of former Germany internationals.
Unfortunately, Ruddock didn’t take the weight loss too seriously until he went for a check-up with a Harley Street doctor who confirmed that if he carried on his lifestyle he would suffer from imminent serious health problems.
He took part in the second series but was unable to play because of a heart condition and had to return to England to get a pacemaker fitted.
Ruddock has since changed his lifestyle considerably and revealed at the end of 2019 that he had dropped two shirt sizes from XXXXL to XXL and lost four inches from his waist.
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Neil Ruddock: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com