Former Premier League ace, John Scales, is unrecognisable after taking over the family glass-making business. The former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur defender is now a far cry from the player who was once infamous for scoring one of the best own goals ever.
Scales, who was born in Bristol, began his career at Bristol City in 1988. He quickly established himself as a reliable defender and was signed by Liverpool in 1994. During his time at Anfield, Scales was part of the team that won the FA Cup in 1995 and the League Cup in 1995 and 1996. He also made over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1998.
At Spurs, Scales was part of the team that won the League Cup in 1999 and the Worthington Cup in 2000. He also scored one of the most memorable own goals in Premier League history when he inadvertently put the ball into his own net against Manchester United in 1999.
After leaving Tottenham in 2001, Scales had brief spells at Coventry City and Walsall before retiring from professional football in 2003. He then returned to his hometown of Bristol and took over the family glass-making business.
Scales has since become a master glass-maker and is now the head of the family business. He has also become a passionate advocate for the craft, giving talks and demonstrations to promote the art of glass-making.
Scales is now a far cry from the player who was once infamous for scoring one of the best own goals ever. He has embraced his new career and is now unrecognisable from the Premier League ace of old. He is a passionate advocate for the craft of glass-making and is helping to promote the art to a new generation.