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Stan Collymore[]

Stanley Victor Collymore (born 22 January 1971) is a retired English footballer.


Following a transfer record move to Liverpool, Collymore enjoyed brief success alongside cocaine-loving deadhead Robbie Fowler, but the only way was down.


With his career in freefall, Collymore slowly descended the football pyramid until he reached his lowest ebb by accidentally signing for Spanish side Real Oviedo after a miscommunication with his agent.

Never one to shy from a challenge, Stan had a crack at La Liga but didn't set Spain alight having gained nearly 12 stone since his glory days at Anfield. Indeed, the people of Oviedo often use the phrase: hacer el collymore (doing a Collymore), which roughly translates to trying to resurrect your flagging career in sunny climes before giving up after five weeks.