November seems to be the month where former Premier League stars find themselves clubs in non league football and the next to do so is Ricardo Fuller.
It was revealed on Friday that he has re-joined Nantwich Town, who currently sit just outside the Northern Premier League Premier Division playoffs in 7th.
— Nantwich Town FC (@TheDabbers) November 15, 2019
Manager Dave Cooke said: “Ric’s been training for a month now and is looking sharp, it’s great to have him back.
“He’s great around the players and with his experience it’s a great fit.”
Fuller played with them for the second half of last season, making nine appearances and scored just the once.
Look who scored for Nantwich Town yesterday at the ripe old age of 39 !
The one and only Ricardo Fuller ❤️
Nantwich defeated Stalybridge Celtic 4-2 incidentally.
— Leek TV (@tv_leek) March 3, 2019
The 76 capped Jamaican international moved over to England in 2001, where he had early spells with Hearts and Crystal Palace.
Preston then snapped him and he went on to score 27 goals in 58 league game, which caught the eye of Portsmouth who then paid £1million for his services.
Fuller failed to make an impact at Portsmouth and joined rivals Southampton in 2005 before Stoke signed him for £500,000 in August 2006.
He struggled for goals at Fratton Park and had spells at Southampton and Ipswich before moving to Stoke City in 2006.
Fuller soon became a hit with the Potters and stayed with them for six years, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League in 2008. He made 208 appearances and found the net 50 times.
On this day 11 years ago Ricardo Fuller scored a goal better than Bergkamp’s and no-one ever talks about it pic.twitter.com/AbYb8hokjw
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) August 23, 2019
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) March 27, 2019
He also played for Charlton Athletic, Blackpool, Millwall and Oldham Athletic before announcing his retirement in 2016.
Though he returned to the football scene three years later by playing in the seventh tier for Nantwich.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more EPL notifications!