Fans have speculated over who The Secret Footballer is for years, but many now think they have worked out the player’s identity from several clues.
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Fans have widely speculated the identity of the whistleblower known as the Secret Footballer since he emerged as a columnist in a national newspaper years ago.
And after publishing a series of bestselling books exposing the uglier side of football, fans believe they have finally worked his identity.
Through the years the mysterious writer has lifted the lid on life as a footballer – including stories of players committing adulterous sex acts in hotel pools and splashing the cash in Las Vegas.
The whistleblower has also criticised some big-name managers and players in his publications.
Despite the author’s identity never being confirmed, football fans believe they have worked out who it is after deciphering a series of clues in his seven books.
Here we take a closer look at who the fans believe the Secret Footballer is.
Who is the Secret Footballer?
Fans believe the Secret Footballer is ex- Premier League stoke city player kitson
Kitson used to play for Stoke City and Sheffield United.