RECORD PLAY­ERS! As Sky Chris re­leases al­bum, we look at other footie stars who’ve had hits


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TV footy pun­dit Chris Ka­mara is record­ing a swing al­bum.

The Sky Sports broad­caster, 61, has al­ready been in the stu­dio with a big band to work on his first ever record.

The ex-Leeds United player is hop­ing to fol­low in the foot­steps of The Chase host Bradley Walsh, 58, whose al­bum of swing ONCE upon a time, An­drew – he in­sists on be­ing called An­drew these days – was a fab­u­lous Manch­ester United for­ward known to mil­lions around the world as Andy.

But as so of­ten hap­pens in the beau­ti­ful game, they bang a few in the back of the net and sud­denly think they have taken on God-like sta­tus.

The nat­u­ral re­sult of this bout of screech­ing hubris was the chart re­lease of the quite dread­ful on the back of Man United’s tre­ble-win­ning suc­cess in the 1998-99 sea­son. cov­ers be­came the big­gest sell­ing de­but al­bum by a Bri­tish artist in 2016.

An in­sider said: “Our Chris loves to sing and he’s got the balls of steel to give this a go.

“His ul­ti­mate aim is for a Christ­mas HE de­lighted the An­field and New­cas­tle throngs, put man-perms on the map, pro­moted Brut, and fa­mously made an ab­so­lute twat of him­self on telly blab­ber­ing about Sir Alex Fer­gu­son.

But what Kevin Kee­gan will des­per­ately want the world to for­get is his dire at­tempt at pop chart star­dom. His 1979 ef­fort –

– has been de­scribed var­i­ously as “ex­cru­ci­at­ing”, “dread­ful” and “shite”.

But in all hon­esty, it wasn’t even THAT good. num­ber one – but in all hon­esty he’d be de­lighted just to flog a few records with his name on.”

Cheery Chris, renowned for mak­ing his trade­mark com­ment ‘Un­be­liev­able’ when cov­er­ing games for Sky, isn’t the first foot­ball star to chance their arm in the com­pet­i­tive world of pop.

Here’s how a few oth­ers got on... WHEN not sug­gest­ing dis­abled peo­ple were be­ing pun­ished for their be­hav­iour in a pre­vi­ous life, for­mer Eng­land man­ager and Spurs hero Glenn Hod­dle had an­other string to his bow – lov­ing him­self.

With that in mind, he joined up with fel­low mul­lett-wear­ing soc­cer star Chris Wad­dle to make the dross that was 1987’s

Lamented as a cross be­tween a cup of cold dog sick and hen shit, the sin­gle nev­er­the­less made No.12 in what used to be the hit pa­rade be­fore rap “mu­sic” started. IAN Wright is some­thing of a Mar­mite fig­ure – peo­ple ei­ther dis­like the for­mer Ar­se­nal and Eng­land great, or they ab­so­lutely de­test him.

This out­come could largely be laid at the door of his ques­tion­able per­for­mances as a pun­dit on which some think taints his un­ques­tion­able abil­ity as a player.

But our guess is that the great Bri­tish pub­lic will never for­give him for the dirge that was 1993’s sin­gle

which scraped in at a miserly 43.

Hurts to even think about it. WE all love Paul Gas­coigne, not least be­cause he burst into tears when he got booked in THAT World Cup semi-fi­nal in 1990.

The for­mer colum­nist and bril­liant midfielder should, how­ever, steer clear of a mu­si­cal record­ing stu­dio.

He made the rest of the coun­try weep with de­spair in 1990 by re­leas­ing

with Lind­is­farne. And his sec­ond sin­gle of that year,

is right down there with a bro­ken sewer pipe, a run-over badger and, per­haps, Hell it­self.

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