Footballer puts his head to good use at Scottish law firm

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Jul 26, 2017
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England’s Lionesses continue to make progress in the Women’s Euro 2017 championship and Wayne Rooney may be looking forward to an emotional return to Everton now that Manchester United reckons he is washed up.

But the big UK football story is north of the border where the law firm Aberdein Considine has signed up the former Scotland international Russell Anderson, reports Greig Cameron.

As well as making 11 appearances for his country,  Anderson played as a centre-half for Aberdeen, Sunderland, Burnley, Plymouth Argyle and Derby County during a career spanning more than two decades. Now the 38-year-old is joining the wealth management arm of the 19-office Scottish law firm as a financial planner.

He started thinking of alternative careers when a serious injury kept him out of football aged 21. “It made me very aware that I might not always be able to rely on football to make a living,” he said.

Anderson had studied and qualified to become a financial planner during his playing career in England and had been gaining more experience since returning to the northeast of Scotland in 2012. He will continue to have an ambassadorial role with Aberdeen and the AFC Community Trust.

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