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Survey: Majority of players will go broke

March 4, 2013
By ESPN staff
A charity that helps former professional footballers in the UK and Ireland has found that a majority of top-division players go broke within five years of ending their careers.

Research by XPro showed that three in five players encountered major financial difficulties despite the average Premier League wage being £30,000-a-week.

XPro chief executive Geoff Scott, an ex-Leicester and Stoke player, told the Sun on Sunday: "Our database shows three in five players go bankrupt within ...

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