|Full name||John Fashanu|
|Date of birth||18 September 1962|
|Place of birth||Kensington, London, England|
→ Crystal Palace (loan)
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John "Fash" Fashanu (born 18 September 1962 in Kensington, London) is a British television presenter and ex-footballer of Nigerian (paternal) & Guyanese (maternal) descent. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Guyana (ɡaɪˈænə or /ɡiːˈɑːnə/ officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and previously known as British Guiana, is the only Nation state In his former career, he was a centre-forward. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing
Fashanu is the son of a Nigerian barrister living in England. When his parents split up he was sent, together with his older brother Justin to a Barnardos home. Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu ( 19 February 1961 &ndash 2 May 1998) was an English footballer who played for Barnardo's is a British charity founded by the Irish Doctor Thomas John Barnardo in 1866 to care for vulnerable children and young people When he was five, he and his brother were fostered by Alf and Betty Jackson and were brought up in Shropham near Attleborough, Norfolk. Shropham is a Civil parish located on the eastern portion of England which has an estimated population of 380 people and an area of close to 11 km²
Fashanu's footballing career began at Norwich City in 1979. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here He had brief loan spell with Crystal Palace before joining Lincoln City and later Millwall. Crystal Palace FC is an English football club based in South Norwood, London. Lincoln City FC are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two (the fourth tier of the English football league system Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at The New Den, referred to by fans as The Den in Bermondsey, He made his Millwall debut on 15 December 1984. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Fashanu played 65 overall games for The Lions, scoring 19 goals. His fame grew considerably from 1986 when he joined Wimbledon, at that time the self-proclaimed "Crazy Gang" which had gained several promotions in rapid succession. This article refers to the original club from London which existed until 2004 The Crazy Gang is a Nickname coined by the UK media to describe the Wimbledon football team of the 1980s and the 1990s In 1988, Fashanu helped Wimbledon win the FA Cup, beating Liverpool in a final that was billed as a "rags versus riches" affair, although the two clubs were separated by just six places in the First Division. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after Fashanu claimed two England caps - against Chile and Scotland in a friendly tournament in May 1989. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football A cap is a form of Headgear. Caps have crowns that fit closer than Hats and have no brim or only a Visor. The Chilean national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. During his time at Wimbledon, Fashanu scored 126 goals, but he still lags behind Alan Cork, the club's leading goalscorer. Alan Cork (born 4 March 1959) is an English former professional football player
In the summer of 1994 Fashanu moved to Aston Villa. In 1995 he hit the front pages as well as the back when The Sun published allegations of match-fixing against Fashanu, fellow Wimbledon player Hans Segers and Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar. The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language In organized Sports, match fixing or game fixing occurs when a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result Hans Segers (born October 30, 1961 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant) is a Dutch Goalkeeper, who is famous for his playing career Bruce David Grobbelaar (born October 6, 1957 in Durban, South Africa) is a former Rhodesian British football Although all three players were eventually cleared of the allegations, they were ordered to pay their own legal costs.
Following retirement from the game through injury, Fashanu became a television presenter. He presented the UK edition of Gladiators alongside Ulrika Jonsson in the mid-1990s. See also Gladiators (2008 UK TV series Gladiators was a British television series produced by LWT for ITV from 10 October Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. Fashanu became a national icon and his catchprase "AWOOGA" was well known across England. In 2003 he came second in the second series of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!. I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here! is a Reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts and have to earn Later that year he presented Fash's Football Challenge, a reality television show that followed Fashanu managing an amateur football team. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Also in 2003, he fronted a six-part series for ITV1 based on the American format Man vs. Beast, however following protests from animal rights groups, the series was never broadcast. Man vs Beast is a series of Sensationalistic Television specials aired in the United States by the Fox Television network He is now host of the Nigerian version of the popular game show format Deal or No Deal that airs on M-Net Africa. Deal or No Deal Nigeria is the Nigerian adaptation of the international game show format Deal or No Deal. Deal or No Deal is the name of several closely related Television Game shows, the first of which (launching the format was produced by Dutch producer M-Net is also the name of a computer bulletin board service operated by Arbornet in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Since retirement Fashanu has also maintained his sporting connections, becoming involved with the Nigerian Football Association, and as chairman of Welsh football team Barry Town for a year, vacating this post in 2003. Barry Town FC are a football team based in Barry. They dominated the League of Wales during the 1990s but finished bottom in 2003-04 and were relegated
He also compiled a detailed report on corruption in Nigeria in the 1980s and 1990s that came to be known in the financial and media community as the Fashanu Report.
John is involved in the Wimbledon Old Players' Association, an organisation set up by the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association. On its launch in September 2005 Fashanu said "I am proud to join up with the Wimbledon Old Players’ Association.
"It’s going to be great to be back as part of the Wimbledon family. As an ex-Wimbledon player, I know all about the heroics of the likes of Roy Law and Dickie Guy in the old days, as well as what the new boys have been doing at AFC Wimbledon". Dickie Guy (born January 6 1949 is an English former Non-league goalkeeper for Wimbledon FC during the sixties and seventies
In 1991 John was "sought after" by the Italian comic Teo Teocoli, that idolized him for comical relief. Teo Teocoli (born February 25, 1945) is an Italian Actor, TV conductor singer and writer appearing in about 30 mostly Italian productions since
John is the younger brother of Justin Fashanu, the first openly homosexual professional English footballer. Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu ( 19 February 1961 &ndash 2 May 1998) was an English footballer who played for John famously disowned his brother, telling The Voice newspaper: "My gay brother is an outcast". The Voice is a British national weekly Tabloid newspaper owned by the Jamaican Publisher, GV Media Group aimed at the British  Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
In 2007 The Timesonline voted him 22nd out of the 50 worst footballers. 
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Jeremy Guscott and Ulrika Jonsson
Jeremy Guscott and Ulrika Jonsson
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with Ulrika Jonsson
|Show ended. Justinus Soni "Justin" Fashanu ( 19 February 1961 &ndash 2 May 1998) was an English footballer who played for See also Gladiators (2008 UK TV series Gladiators was a British television series produced by LWT for ITV from 10 October Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. Jeremy Clayton Guscott (born 7 July 1965 in Bath) is a former Rugby union outside centre who played for Bath, Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. Jeremy Clayton Guscott (born 7 July 1965 in Bath) is a former Rugby union outside centre who played for Bath, Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. See also Gladiators (2008 UK TV series Gladiators was a British television series produced by LWT for ITV from 10 October Eva Ulrika Jonsson (born 16 August 1967 is a Swedish -born British Television presenter. |
in 2008 with Ian Wright
and Kirsty Gallacher as hosts. Gladiators is a British television series which is currently airing on Sky1. Ian Edward Wright, MBE (born 3 November 1963 in Woolwich, London) is an English former professional footballer who won the Golden Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born January 20 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) is a Scottish Television