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by Aidan Elder | September 13, 2012

************THIS COMPETITION IS OVER******************

Another week, another frantic round of consulting the atlas and/or Wikipedia. There weren’t too many correct answers, so based entirely on that possibly flawed reasoning, I’m guessing it was a toughie.

If you’re waiting to be put out of your misery, the answer was Denilson – ‘the good one not the crap one’ as one entry succinctly put it or as we might put it, ‘the one that was somehow briefly the world’s most expensive player and not the one that somehow wangled a professional contract at Arsenal’ . He played – well everywhere really, but more specifically – São Paulo, Betis, Flamengo, Bordeaux, Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, FC Dallas, Palmeiras, Itumbiara in Brazil, Xi Măng Hải Phòng in Vietnam before giving up his money-chasing in Kavala, Greece.

All the winners were put into my hat of quiz-ending mystery and winning name drawn out of the hat belongs to Hugh Orr. He wins a Free £68 Bet thanks to everyone’s flogging of this competition around the various social media. Well done everyone, good times. Sorry if I didn’t get back to your comments section queries – I’m just a bad person and an even worse replier.

There’s more competition fun on the way.


Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the never popular Whose Career Is It Anyway?

If you’re new to all this, it’s very simple. Each of the flags in the below map represents a club this player has played for in his senior career. Your job is find out what the clubs are and in turn deduce who the heck I’m talking about. This week it comes with the extra complication of a pretty inaccurate map of the world and rather a lot of globe-trotting from this player.

By the way, this is all the clubs this player has played for (including loan deals and clubs he may not have made an appearance for where applicable). Get the maps out and the thinking caps on. There’s nothing especially topical about this player, it’s just someone I remembered randomly this morning.

Competition: Whose Career Is It Anyway

Send your answer to with the subject line ‘Welcome back – now give me a Free Bet’. 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 September 18 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. If you want to contact me, you can do so using the Twitter machine where I’m @PaddyPowerAidan.

– Customers must be over the age of 18, have a valid account and been around long enough to remember Noel’s House Party.
– Maximum size of the free bet will be €/£150.
– Paddy Power decision is final and moaning will be gleefully ridicule in public.

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