Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1962
SpouseAbigail Fashanu (m. 2011), Melissa Kassa-Mapsi (m. ?–2004)
FactAcquitted of match-fixing allegations in 1997.

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.

General Info

Full NameJohn Fashanu
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1962
ProfessionPresenter, Football player


SpouseAbigail Fashanu (m. 2011), Melissa Kassa-Mapsi (m. ?–2004)
ChildrenAkim Fashanu, Alana Fashanu, Amir Fashanu
SiblingsJustin Fashanu


MoviesJohnny Was
TV ShowsFash FC, Gladiators, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (UK TV series), Deal or No Deal Nigeria

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2It'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.
3There 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.
4"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.


1Acquitted of match-fixing allegations in 1997.
2Capped twice for England.
3Manages sunday league football side "Fash FC" for a Bravo TV show of the same name.
4Played For Norwich City, Aston Villa, Wimbledon, Millwall Lincoln City and Crystal Palace.
5His brother, Justin Fashanu was also a professional footballer.
6Former Professional Footballer.



Johnny Was2006DJ Fash


Britain's Gay Footballers2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Total Wipeout2011TV SeriesHimself
Come Dine with Me2010TV SeriesHimself
Ant and Dec: Where Did It All Go Right?2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deal or No Deal2007/IITV SeriesHimself - Host
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Brainiac: Science Abuse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Panelist
Celebrities Under Pressure2004TV SeriesHimself
The Joy of Exercise2004TV Special documentaryHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself
Football Challenge2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Manager
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Stars in Their Eyes2003TV SeriesHimself / Otis Redding
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself
Bo' Selecta!2003TV SeriesHimself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Liquid News2001TV SeriesHimself
All Together Now2001TV SeriesHimself
Gladiators1992-1999TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter
HARDtalk1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1997TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Squares1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
Clash of the Titans1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Gladiators: The Ashes1995-1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Drugs, Mugs and Thugs1995VideoHimself
Surprise Surprise!1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
Cyberzone1993TV SeriesHimself
Dance Energy1992TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Gamesmaster1992TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
You Bet!1988TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Football Mavericks2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
England's Worst Ever Football Team2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Match of the Seventies1996TV SeriesHimself
The Day Today1994TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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