Stuart Ripley

Where is Stuart Ripley now?

Former Blackburn Rovers winger Stuart Ripley retired from playing in 2002 after a spell at Southampton.

Over a 17-year career he made over 500 first-team appearances, predominantly for Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, winning the Premier League title with the Lancashire side in 1995.

He also made two full international appearances for the England national side in the mid-1990’s.
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Upon retiring from playing football professionally, Ripley initially went into sports physiotherapy for local rugby and football teams.

He then went back into education and studied for a degree in French, criminology and law at the University of Central Lancashire

He also spent time coaching at non-league side Wigan Cosmos whilst completing his UEFA coaching badges.

In 2010 Ripley qualified as a solicitor and worked for a law firm in the North-West in the sports law department but left in 2013.

He is currently a member of the Football Association’s judicial panel hearing cases relating to matters such as doping, safeguarding, agent activity and discrimination.

His son, Connor Ripley has followed his father into football and currently plays as a goalkeeper for Preston North End.

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Stuart Ripley: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Southampton

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