Unrecognisable Prem star who scored ‘worst own goal ever’ is glass company boss
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A former Premier League star who scored the "worst own goal ever" is now completely unrecognisable.
Retired midfielder Jamie Pollock played in the top flight for both Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers before running his family's glass business after hanging up his boots in 2002. However, Pollock is best known for his infamous own goal whilst playing for Manchester City against Queens Park Rangers in April 1998.
Almost 25 years on from that moment, the 49-year-old is now unrecognisable with his greying hair, goatee and filled out physique as he works as a director for multiple businesses.
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Pollock's forgettable moment came after he intercepted a pass in a relegation six-pointer against QPR, before flicking the ball over an opponent's head and heading it back towards his goalkeeper.
Unfortunately for the thenCity man, though, the ball looped over his keeper's head and into the back of the net. The Citizens went on to lose the match and were relegated to the third tier at the end of the season.
His spell at City came after Pollock had started his career with Middlesbrough, returning to England to play for Bolton after a six-month spell in Spain with Osasuna. He also starred for Crystal Palace before retiring in 2002.
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After hanging up his boots, Pollock took over his family's now-dissolved glass business. Despite the company no longer existing, he has since had ventures in the world of grass, property, construction and windows.
As well as those businesses, Pollock's portfolio includes a £1.5million football academy in the north east, whilst he is currently listed as a director of Pollock Properties, Top Corner Sports and W&D Development, per the gov.uk company information service.
The ex-England youth international has had brief spells back in football since ending his playing career, coaching non-league Spennymoor United between 2003 and 2005 before they folded.
He later managed Spennymoor Town and was also the chairman and manager of Bilington Synthonia for three years from 2018 to 2021.
During his career, Pollock made 73 appearances in the Premier League for Boro and Bolton, scoring three goals from midfield. On the international stage, he played for the Three Lions at under-21 level.
The family remains invested in football too, with Pollock's sons Ben and Mattie currently playing for Boston United and Aberdeen, respectively.
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