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Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #46 Michael Stensgaard

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Name: Michael Stensgaard In his 90s prime for: Liverpool, Southampton Lowdown: One of the unluckiest Premier League footballers, Stensgaard began his career at Hvidovre in Denamrk, the same club where Peter Schmeichel began his career. He impressed significantly in his early career and made eight appearances for the Denmark U21s.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #44 Xavier Gravelaine

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Name: Xavier Gravelaine In his 90s prime for: Watford Lowdown: A Frenchman who made just seven Premier League appearances during the 1999/00 season, his name may not necessarily spring to mind when discussing the glorious imports of our time. Gravelaine was known primarily during his career for playing for a great deal of clubs, which [.

Ex-Coventry and Celtic goalkeeper Magnus Hedman considered suicide over drug addiction and financial ruin

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Former Premier League star Magnus Hedman has revealed he was pushed to the verge of suicide after succumbing to drug addiction at the end of his career. The ex-Sweden international reckons he has blown his £5million fortune on cocaine, amphetamines and sedatives. He told a Swedish newspaper: "Today, my economy's very bad.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #32 Temuri Ketsbaia

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Name: Temuri Ketsbaia In his 90s prime for: Newcastle United Lowdown: After starting his career with Dinamo Sukhumi, Ketsbaia soon moved to the most famous Georgian team Dinamo Tblisi. After two years at Tblisi, where he won the league title, AEK Athens cam offering to take the midfielder to Greece, and he duly obliged.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #23 Eike Immel

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Name: Eike Immel In his 1990s prime for: Manchester City Lowdown: Although arriving in the Premier League at the impressive age of 35, German goalkeeper Immel had already enjoyed a fairly illustrious career. He was only 17 when he succeeded Horst Bertram to become Borussia Dortmund's number one, as far back as 1978.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #22 Dominic Foley

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Name: Dominic Foley In his 1990s prime for: Wolves, Watford Lowdown: Signed by Wolves from St James' Gate in Ireland at the age of 19, Foley made his debut against Oldham Athletic in 1995. Although showing initial promise, the Irish striker was loaned out to Watford, Notts County and Ethnikos Piraeus in Greece.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #15 Mikkel Beck

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Name: Mikkel Beck In his 1990s prime for: Middlesbrough, Derby County Lowdown: A striker who was unfortunately known for not being very good in English football, Beck moved to Middlesbrough from Fortuna Koln after Euro 96, a tournament in which he had played two games for Denmark. Joining ‘Boro in 1996, the club were relegated [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #13 Michel Vonk

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Name: Michel Vonk In his 1990s prime for: Manchester City and Sheffield United Lowdown: Michel Vonk, a Dutch centre back, joined Manchester City during the summer before the inaugural Premier League season for a fee of £500,000 from AZ Alkmaar, becoming one of only eleven foreigners to appear on the first day off the new [.

Jan Aage Fjortoft, Claus Lundekvam, Lars Bohinen and Thomas Myhre play electric shock football

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The great Norwegian Merlin sticker album reunion As always on Tuesdays, today will be Random 1990s Football Tuesday on OTP but we really have a bumper edition for you today. We will have the usual column for you later, but in the meantime here are retro Premier League legends Jan Aage Fjortoft, Claus Lundekvam, Lars [.

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Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #43 Egil Ostenstad

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Name: Egil Ostenstad In his 90s prime for: Southampton, Blackburn Lowdown: Ostenstad began his career with Viking Stavanger, where he became an instant favourite of the fans by helping them to league title in 1991, and scored 88 goals in six seasons at the club. Graeme Souness signed the striker for £800,000 for Southampton, and [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #42 Jose Dominguez

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Name: Jose Dominguez In his 90s prime for: Tottenham Lowdown: After being released by Benfica at the age of 18, Dominguez actually started his professional careeer in England with Birmingham City. He stayed for just one season as the club were relegated from Division One to Division Two, and impressively managed to gain a move [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #41 Ulrich Van Gobbel

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Name: Ulrich Van Gobbel In his 90s prime for: Southampton Lowdown: Using the word "prime" above is perhaps a little loose, as we voted Dutchman Van Gobbel into our list of worst Premier League signings made by Southampton. It is fair to say, however, that the defender has one of THE greatest Premier League names.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #40 Jaime Moreno

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Name: Jaime Moreno In his 90s prime for: Middlesbrough Lowdown: Although Moreno is one of the most famous players in MLS history, it is easy to forget that he brought his South American ‘magic' to England. After beginning his career at Blooming in his home country of Bolivia, Moreno had a brief spell at Independiente [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #39 Orlando Trustfull

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Name: Orlando Trustfull In his 90s prime for: Sheffield Wednesday Lowdown: Started his youth career at Ajax, where he was part of the famous academy set-up for five years before being allowed to leave to join HFC Haarlem, where he began his professional career. After just fourteen games he was snapped up by Dordrecht, where [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #38 Paulo Futre

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Name: Paulo Futre In his 90s prime for: West Ham United Lowdown: A really weird one this. Futre was one of the stars of European football after spells in his home country of Portugal, playing for both Sporting Lisbon and Porto. He then left Porto in 1987 after helping them to a European Cup victory [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #37 Vegard Heggem

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Name: Vegard Heggem In his 90s prime for: Liverpool Lowdown: A lightning fast right-back, Norwegian Heggem started out at Rennebu and Orkdal before joining Rosenborg, Norway's most successful club. He played 95 league games for the club, winning three titles in four seasons and a domestic cup. His most famous time at the club came [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #36 Shaun Teale

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Name: Shaun Teale In his 90′s prime for: Aston Villa Lowdown: After being born on Merseyside, Teale began his career on the South Coast at Bournemouth, where he played a hundred league games before being spotted by First Division Aston Villa. Bought in the summer of 1991, Teale helped Villa to a seventh-place finish in [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #34 Slaven Bilic

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Name: Slaven Bilic In his 90s prime for: West Ham, Everton Lowdown: After looking for a Euro 2012 theme to this week's entrant, we settled on Bilic after realising there were no foreign players at the tournament that played Premier League football in the last millennium. The Croatian defender began his career at Hadjuk Split [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #33 Stephane Guivarc’h

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Name: Stephane Guivarc'h In his 1990s prime for: Newcastle United Lowdown: A footballer that deserves his place in this column despite only ever making four Premier League appearances, and in no way is that a compliment. The striker regularly features in lists of the worst Premier League players in history.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #32 Temuri Ketsbaia

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Name: Temuri Ketsbaia In his 90s prime for: Newcastle United Lowdown: After starting his career with Dinamo Sukhumi, Ketsbaia soon moved to the most famous Georgian team Dinamo Tblisi. After two years at Tblisi, where he won the league title, AEK Athens cam offering to take the midfielder to Greece, and he duly obliged.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #31 Jason Dozzell

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Name: Jason Dozzell In his 90s prime for: Ipswich, Tottenham Lowdown: We will start by using the phrase ‘unfulfilled potential'. When Jason Dozzell took to the pitch for Ipswich against Coventry, aged just 16 years and 57 days, he could not have predicted the initial stir he would cause. He scored the third goal in [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #30 Phil Masinga

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Name: Phil Masinga In his 90s prime for: Leeds United Lowdown: South African striker Masinga began his career at Jomo Cosmos, but stayed for just one season before relocating to Mamelodi Sundowns, where he stayed for three years. His move to Leeds United in 1994 was instigated by his agent as part of the deal [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #29 Gunnar Halle

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Name: Gunnar Halle In his 90s prime for: Oldham Athletic, Leeds United, Bradford Lowdown: A popular Norwegian right back who gained cult hero status during his time in England, Halle began his professional career at Lillestrom in his native homeland. He was sold to Oldham Athletic in the Spring of 1991 for £250,000, becoming one [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #28 Scott Oakes

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Name: Scott Oakes In his 90s prime for: Sheffield Wednesday Lowdown: After beginning his career with Leicester City, Oakes left the Midlands club aged 19 to join Luton Town, then in the top division of English football. He soon gained a reputation as an exciting winger, even gaining an England Under 21 cap whilst at [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #27 Ritchie Humphreys

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Name: Ritchie Humphreys In his 1990s prime for: Sheffield Wednesday Lowdown: After being a Sheffield United fan as a boy, Humphreys was released by the club's Academy at the age of 13. However, in 1995 he left school and was signed by Sheffield Wednesday to their youth squad. After a season playing on the left [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #26 Lionel Perez

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Name: Lionel Perez In his 1990s prime for: Sunderland Lowdown: Starting his career at FC Bordeaux, French goalkeeper Perez was a relatively late bloomer, but made a number of appearances for the French giants over a three year period, whilst also being loaned out to Laval and Nimes. In the summer of 1996, Peter Reid [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #25 Christopher Wreh

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Name: Christopher Wreh In his 1990s prime for: Arsenal Lowdown: After starting his career in his homeland of Liberia with the comically named La Modelle International and Invincible Eleven, Wreh was signed by Arsene Wenger for Monaco in 1993. After a loan at Guingamp, where he played in the 1997 Coupe de France final, Wreh [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #24 Justin Edinburgh

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Name: Justin Edinburgh In his 1990s prime for: Tottenham Hotspur Lowdown: A left back by trade, Edinburgh began his career at Southend United but soon moved to Spurs in 1990 for £150,000. It was a transfer that saw Edinburgh move up three divisions, and clearly showed his potential. Edinburgh became a mainstay of [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #23 Eike Immel

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Name: Eike Immel In his 1990s prime for: Manchester City Lowdown: Although arriving in the Premier League at the impressive age of 35, German goalkeeper Immel had already enjoyed a fairly illustrious career. He was only 17 when he succeeded Horst Bertram to become Borussia Dortmund's number one, as far back as 1978.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #19 Vince Bartram

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It's the only photo we could find Name: Vince Bartram In his 1990s prime for: Arsenal Lowdown: Bartram was bought by Wolves whilst playing for non-league Dudley in 1985, and made his debut for the club on 23rd August 1986. However, Bartram struggled to hold time a place in the fourth tier, and went on [.

Random 1990s Premier League player Tuesday: #18 Erik Thorstvedt

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Name: Erik Thorstvedt In his 1990s prime for: Tottenham Lowdown: Norwegian goalkeeper Thorstvedt arrived at Spurs in 1989 from Gothenburg, and played in the Premier League until 1996, when he was forced to retire with a recurring back injury. He played 97 times for his country, including the number one jersey at the 1994 World [.

Random 1990s Premier League player Tuesday: #17 David Phillips

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Name: David Phillips In his 1990s prime for: Norwich City, Nottingham Forest Lowdown: Phillips was already 29 when the Premier League started, having played for Coventry, Plymouth and Manchester City throughout the 1980s, including winning the FA Cup in 1987 with Coventry. However, he became Norwich City's record signing when he joined for £550,000 and [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #16 Garry Flitcroft

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Name: Garry Flitcroft In his 1990s prime for: Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers  Lowdown: After rejecting Manchester United in favour of playing for the blue half of Manchester, Flitcroft started his career in 1991, making 142 appearances for the club. He joined Blackburn in 1996 for an impressive £3.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #14 Rigobert Song

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Name: Rigobert Song In his 1990s prime for: Liverpool Lowdown: The Cameroonian defender became something of a cult figure at Anfield, but like Djimi Traore after him, this was often due to his reputation as a player prone to gaffes as well as strong challenges, with the added benefit of the occasional crazy hair cut.

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Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #35 Gary Charles

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Name: Gary Charles In his 90′s prime for: Nottingham Forest, Derby, Aston Villa, West Ham Lowdown: Joining Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough in 1987, Charles made more than 50 appearances for the club, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. His most well-known appearance for the club was in the FA Cup [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #35 Gary Charles

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Name: Gary Charles In his 90′s prime for: Nottingham Forest, Derby, Aston Villa, West Ham Lowdown: Joining Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough in 1987, Charles made more than 50 appearances for the club, but often struggled to hold down a first team place. His most well-known appearance for the club was in the FA Cup [.

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Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #47 Bobby Mimms

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Name: Robert ‘Bobby' Mimms In his 90s prime for: Blackburn Rovers Lowdown: Since beginning his career in 1981, goalkeeper Mimms played over three separate decades and had an impressive amount of clubs. May as well list these before we get started: Halifax Town, Rotherham United, Everton, Notts County, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, [.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #45 John Ebbrell

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Name: John Ebbrell In his 90s prime for: Everton Lowdown: Signing schoolboy terms with Everton in 1981, Ebbrell went on to captain England Schoolboys at differing age groups. Many thought that he was destined for international recognition, but it would be fair to say that the midfielder simply didn't fulfil his potential.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #20 Bruce Dyer

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Name: Bruce Dyer In his 1990s prime for: Crystal Palace Lowdown: After beginning his career with Watford in 1993, Dyer was sold to Crystal Palace after less than one season with the club, moving for £1.1million, the record transfer fee for an English teenager at the time and England's first £1million teenager.