Westlife's Nicky Byrne reminisces about professional football past with throwback photo

27 April 2020, 17:51

Westlife's Nicky Byrne reminisces about football past with throwback photo
Westlife's Nicky Byrne reminisces about football past with throwback photo. Picture: PA • Nicky Byrne • Twitter

By Rory O'Connor

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.

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"It’s the team sheet for the squad for the Premier League game versus Southampton at The Dell in 1995.

"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!!

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"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!!!"

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.

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Unfortunately for Nicky, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan, their tour plans have been halted.

Read their full statement here.

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