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Tony Adams starred strictly in Arsenal career, DUI arrest, battle with booze

Football legend Tony Adams shows off his footwork skills as part of theStrictly Come Dancing 2022 lineup.

This 55-year-old star is set to turn a football pitch into her dance floor this fall and is no doubt no stranger to regular spray tans.

However, Tony made a name for himself in front of the cameras when he signed for Arsenal in 1980, the first male student to do so. Born in Romford, Tony made his first-team debut against Sunderland in his first division in November 1983, four weeks after his 17th birthday.

He became a regular player in his 1986–87 season, playing football in his league win over Liverpool at Wembley in his cup final, his first major that season. won his trophy.

Tony Show off his footwork skills as part of the Adams Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up

One of the greatest Arsenal players of all time by the club's own fans and the Football League It was also included in 100 Legends.

At Arsenal, Tony captained three different title-winning teams in his ten years, with four top flight he won the division title.

Tony spent his entire 19-year career as Arsenal centre-back ( 47} Image:

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A statue honoring the father of one was erected at the Emirates Stadium in December 2011 by Thierry Henry and Herbert. - Chapman.

And when his playing career ended, Tony went into football management, Wycombe, where he was responsible for Wanderers, Portsmouth, Azerbaijani side Gabala and Spanish side Granada.

As well as his success, Tony generated considerable controversy, with a 1990 DUI conviction in Chelmsford Prison where he served 58 days.

Tony rose to fame on camera when he first signed for Arsenal as a student in 1980, and was a big hit on camera. Standing in front (


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Last year, Tony turned 25 years sober. He was very honest about his battle with booze and addiction.

In August 2021, he shared the following heartwarming message on Instagram.

"After 25 years of peace and tranquility, I would like to thank all the recovering addicts who have generously passed on their messages of recovery to me.

Tony was incarcerated for DUI and has now been sober for over 25 years (


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"Thank God for surrendering and asking for help. Please come back."

Former Advocate The person accompanied the message with an Alcoholics Anonymous coin featuring the words "Be true to yourself."

In his autobiography,y, Sober, and Tony reveal that it was after his four-day bender that he realized the need for change. did.

He wrote: "Wednesday I went to a Chelsea restaurant and nightclub called Barbarella's and it was wrecked. I don't remember where I stayed. I remember p******** and s.***** * I put on my pants, took them off, and went out again.

"I remember a little about Thursday. We went to a strip club in Piccadilly. I'll take a girl there. Where?" You can pay to take them off with a twin girl and drink

"Sounds glamorous - all sex and drugs and rock and roll - but it wasn't. That's all.

He added: "I am completely lost. Alcohol didn't work anymore and sex didn't work either. Nothing."