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27 April 2020, 17:51
Westlife's Nicky Byrne has reminisced about his football past in a throwback photo posted on the singer's social media.
The 41-year-old star revealed his career could have taken a very different turn, being known for football rather than his success with Westlife.
Posting on his social media accounts, Nicky wrote: "To any Leeds fans out there, this is one of my best ever memories.
"It’s the team sheet for the squad for the Premier League game versus Southampton at The Dell in 1995.
(1)— Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne) April 27, 2020
Leeds Utd fans out there, this is one great memory.
Here is the Teamsheet for the Premier league game V Southampton at The Dell 1995. I was named in squad & travelled. I was 16, just two months out of school😳
I took this off the wall in Elland Rd 😂🤷🏼♂️👉🏻 pic.twitter.com/DLTJSbneTt
"I was named in this Premiership Squad and travelled. I was 16 and a half, barley two months out of school, I took this off the corridor wall in Elland road and stuffed it into my bag.
"Look at those names!! Ps - Big thanks to my mam for Finding all this stuff!!
"Sadly I never did get to keep that jersey at the end of the season, I think the number on the back was BYRNE 36 so if anyone has it in their attic you know where I am!!!"
(2) Sadly I never did get to keep my jersey at the end of the season.— Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne) April 27, 2020
I think the number on back would have read BYRNE 36
If anyone has it in their attic !!!
You know where I am! 🙏💫
This is the jersey 👇🏻 @LUFC pic.twitter.com/5Lv9PiKdaN
It comes after Westlife were forced to cancel several of their upcoming 2020 tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Irish band were due to tour their new album Spectrum in the coming months after announcing their comeback exclusively to Smooth Radio last year.
Unfortunately for Nicky, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan, their tour plans have been halted.