How to lose £7million

Keith Gillespie was dubbed the new George Best when he broke into Manchester United’s first team at age 18.

Thursday, 3rd September 2015, 10:36 am
Ex-Blackburn, Manchester United and Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie

But his autobiography, How Not to be a Football Millionaire, revealed how the former Blackburn Rovers’ and Northern Ireland winger saw his gambling spiral out of control, leading him to lose an astonishing £7million.

Now you can hear Gillespie’s incredible story first-hand when he makes a personal appearance in the county to reveal how he is fighting back in life after losing most of his career earnings due to his gambling addiction.

“I’ve blown more than £7million – which is obviously a huge amount – but you might as well look back on it with fondness because I’ve lived out my dream of playing professional football,” said Gillespie.

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“Things have happened to me in my life, the bad stuff has made me a stronger person because I’ve been able to deal with it.”

Keith Gillespie: How Not to be a Football Millionaire will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience at Clitheroe Grand Theatre, on January 22, 2016.

Tickets priced £11.50. are available by telephoning 01200 421599 or from