Midfielder Neil Webb enjoyed a successful football career. He represented England 26 times and had a successful club career.
Aged 33, Webb hung up his boots in 1997, forced to call time on his career before footballers' wages entered the stratospheric realms we know today. Knowing his earnings from the game ultimately wouldn't last into his old age, Webb set about finding himself a job, eventually becoming a postman in his hometown.
Although his vocation was cruelly revealed in a tabloid newspaper in 2002, Webb later revealed he wasn't in the least bit embarrassed by his circumstances. He said that it helped that his father, a professional footballer in the 1960s, had done shift work in a brewery after he retired from the game.