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5 famous footballers who became politicians

Ninad Singh
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#4 Sol Campbell

Campbell ran for London mayor in 2015
Campbell ran for London mayor in 2015

A career that spanned more than 20 years, Campbell is one of the most iconic defenders of his generation, and is known for his time with clubs like Tottenham and Arsenal. He is often considered as one of the most decorated centre backs in the history of the Premier League. Campbell surely was on top of his game under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, winning multiple accolades.

A lesser-known fact about the former English defender is that he has been involved heavily with British politics after his retirement in 2011.

Campbell declared in 2014 that he was running for office after his stint with the Conservative Party. The very next year, the former Arsenal defender put himself on the list for the Mayor of London, but failed to garner a place in the shortlist.

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