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by Aidan Elder | June 20, 2012

*************THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*************
Good afternoon all and thanks for entering if you entered. If you didn’t, thanks for reading this announcement of a result that has nothing to do with you.

I thought it was a pretty tough edition of WCIIA?, but that’s not how it turned out. Lots of people were well able to work it out and that necessitated rather a large hat for this week’s draw.

First and foremost, the answer as France international and Euro 2000 winner, Christian Karembeu. The Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia born Frenchie enjoyed a successful career with Nantes, Sampdoria, Real Madrid, Middlesbrough, Olympiacos, Servette and Bastia, but is probably still more famous for his cracking Victoria’s Secret model (now ex) wife, Adriana Sklenarikova.

The name drawn out of the hat belongs to Matt Johnson. He’s pretty lucky because thatnnks to everyone sharing this competition on Twitter and Facebook, he wins a Free £105 Bet. Not ‘bagging Adriana Sklenariko’ lucky, but it’s not bad nonetheless.

Thanks for playing and bad luck if you had bad luck. I’m cooking up more competition fun at the moment and you’ll get another chance of victory before too long.


It’s time to spin the wheel of Paddy Power Blog fortune and see if it throws a big pile of Free Bet in your general direction. In honour of all the football, it’s a standard game of Whose Career Is It Anyway?

If you haven’t played before, it’s as simple as Premier League footballer. The first challenge is to look at the map below these words.

Congratulations! You’ve passed the minimum requirement for entering this competition. After that, find out which clubs the flags on the map are referring to and then tell me what player those clubs correspond to. I’ve made it sound much more complicated than it needs to be, but it is quite simple.

It’s all the senior clubs this player has played for (including loans) by the way. Simply figure out what the clubs are and then who has played for all those clubs. Easy peasy.

Competition: Whose Career Is It Anyway

  • Send your answer to with the subject line ‘I have nailed this weird competition’. Or don’t, it doesn’t really make any difference to your entry.
  • DON’T PUT YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION – you’ll only be helping an opponent and giving me license to take the piss out of you. You’re allowed more than one guess, but you’re clever and probably won’t need it.


The prize starts off as a €/£50 Free Bet, but will grow by one euro or pound for every time this tweet gets retweeted or every time this competition gets shared on Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn. That should boost the fund rather substantially and you might win that prize, so you should definitely do it. In the event we get more than one correct answer, the winner shall be drawn from my hat of mystery.

Get your answers in before 10am on Tuesday 26th June and I’ll announce the winner soon after. You can use the comments section for begging for clues or general observations on life, but NO ANSWERS please

– Customers must be over the age of 18, have a valid account and be old enough to remember a (kind of) slim-line Tomas Brolin from Euro 92.
– Maximum size of the free bet will be €/£150.
– Paddy Power decision is final and moaning will be ridiculed.


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