Teddy Sheringham and Life Outside Football

Retired football player Teddy Sheringham is one of the most unforgettable Red Devils in Manchester United’s history. His career ascended when he played for the Old Trafford-based club. Right after he was signed by manager Alex Ferguson in 1997, he became one of the team’s leaders. There was great pressure on him as expected with all the international appearances that he had, but despite of it all, he delivered.

He reached the pinnacle of his career as a Red Devil when he won the prestigious treble. Manchester United completed that rare triple crown at the 1999 UEFA Champions League Finals. Sheringham owned the last minutes of that game. Against Bayern Munich on their own soil, Manchester United clinched the championship, 2-1, through the Red Devil striker’s goal and assist to Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

Both plays happened beyond the 90th minute of the match. The English striker’s stunning performance the Munich players deflated. The visitors felt devastated because a treble was stolen from them too, during the last few minutes of the game. But for home fans, it was one that was worth savouring. Now, the question is, what is Sheringham doing with his life after football?

Right now, Teddy still makes cameo appearances in the EPL from a media perspective. From time to time, he gives comments and suggestions about Manchester United’s campaign. Given his experience, he has all the knowledge with regards to the team. But what makes Sheringham visible to the public is his poker career.

Yes, the man with superb football skills is now one of the best players in major poker tournaments. Shortly after retiring, he had a notable finish at the European Poker Tour. With his competitive spirit, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you were to see him at the World Poker Tour or the World Series of Poker.

If you want to have a glimpse of Sheringham again, the best way is to sit with him at a poker table. So what’s the most convenient way to reach the WPT? There are online gaming sites like partypoker that let you qualify for poker’s biggest stage. This website, which is also available on android phones, has multiple tournaments that gather top poker players in the world. It also has games like Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and, 7 Card Stud.

There’s just no stopping Sheringham. It would be no surprise if one day he gets his own image on poker card sets sold online at sites like Millet Sports. His football legacy will always be there but in poker, Sheringham is a mere amateur in comparison to his footballing achievements.