John Fashanu is a retired professional footballer who played for a variety of clubs in England and Scotland during the 1980s and 1990s. He was born in London on September 18, 1962, to Nigerian parents. His father was a professional footballer who played for a number of clubs in England and Nigeria. His mother was a nurse. He has four siblings, three brothers and one sister. He was educated at St. Paul’s School in London and then attended the University of Maryland on a soccer scholarship.
He began his professional career with the English club Watford in 1981. He played for Watford for four years, before moving to the Scottish club Aberdeen in 1985. He spent two years with Aberdeen, before returning to England to play for the Tottenham Hotspur in 1987. He spent one year with Tottenham, before moving to the Wimbledon in 1988. He spent six years with Wimbledon, before moving to the Queens Park Rangers in 1994. He retired from professional football in 1997.
During his career, he won the FA Cup with Wimbledon in 1988 and the Scottish Cup with Aberdeen in 1985. He also represented Nigeria at the 1990 World Cup. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
It's so easy for a cheap newspaper to make up stories. You will notice that these allegations are never founded. That's an interesting thing. If the allegations are founded and the players found guilty, then you discipline them. Allegations happen every day. Especially now - you see people being charged with wearing boxer shorts, or for scratching their bums or something.
There are not many players who can say they have been trained by someone like me. I played the game at the highest level. I was a chairman at Barry Town and now I've managed at an amateur level.
"Make sure you're fit. Make sure you're disciplined. And, if you don't like rice, don't bother going." - his advice to future contestants on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
Acquitted of match-fixing allegations in 1997.
Capped twice for England.
Manages sunday league football side "Fash FC" for a Bravo TV show of the same name.
Played For Norwich City, Aston Villa, Wimbledon, Millwall Lincoln City and Crystal Palace.