Footballers in odd colors, Stapleton, Ardiles, Beckham and Lampard

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The path of a footballer can often be one going from the limelight and out in the shadows and they are often remembered for playing one place or another, getting legendary status one place but at at other clubs they were almost not noticed.

We have gone back in history to look up a few players and places you cannot really say you remember them from. Osvaldo Ardiles always associated with his career at Tottenham, but the one at Queens Park Rangers has gone unnoticed.

Frank Stapleton a legend at Arsenal and Manchester United moved abroad an joined Ajax Amsterdam. A team often connected to big star names as Cruyff and Neeskens, but hardly Stapleton. After just three league appearances Frank was back in England with Derby County, and then faded out of the game a few years later.

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Ardiles played 8 league games for QPR from 1988 to 1989, and after that moved on to play at Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Swindon Town before he moved into management. But a fact is a fact. All games were played at the highest level, since QPR still was very much part of the top flight.

To see Alan Hudson in an Arsenal shirt is not really what we remember, his best years was with Stoke City and Chelsea, and that is the shirts we really remember him from. His stay at Highbury just lasted just a year or so before he moved to the NASL and Seattle Sounders, also making a name for himself over the pond. Hudson played 36 league games at Arsenal and appeared in the FA Cup final v. Ipswich Town, losing the game 1-0.

Despite being a good player with West Ham United, Liam Brady is never really much remembered for his time at Upton Park, but of course Juventus and Arsenal. To see him playing in Hammers colours is not familier and a bit odd. Brady played in the East End from 1987 to 1990, getting 89 league appearances and scoring 9 goals.

David Beckham made his last appearances as a football in a Paris St Germain shirt, finishing his career in France, playing 10 league games before his final retirement in 2013. Beckham made a number of loan appearances at AC Milan also, but of course mostly remembered for his time with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard is a Manchester United player through and through and few might have noticed that the player once turned out for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan. It all happened in 2014 playing 15 league games and scoring 3 goals. Lingard has also turned out for Birmingham City, Derby County and Leicester City on loan.

Harry Kane, today only seen as a Tottenham Hotspur player, did in his early days at White Hart Lane, move around a lot to other clubs, one was Norwich City. He only played three games in short stay. Kane has also been on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall and Leicester City.

To see Frank Lampard appear for Manchester City was also a bit strange, he had a loan spell at The Etihad in 2014-15, playing 32 league games and scoring 6 goals. He did contribute in his latter years and moved out to the MLS where he finished his career with New York City.

We will be back with new players in odd colors, and you can also see the players in those colors at our Pinterest page, enter here

 

 

 

 

 

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