Bramble – who earned himself a rather comical reputation as one of the Premier League’s worst ever defenders – spent time with West Ham in the summer of 2013 after being released by Sunderland but was never offered a contract. His only appearance in Claret and Blue came in a calamitous 6-2 pre-season defeat to Cork City.
The former England U21s star’s fall from grace continued on a downward slope from then on. After returning to former club Ipswich, he was again not offered a deal, spending the next four years without a club.
Now, at the age of only 36 (I say only because it seems he has been around forever), Bramble has made his return to the big time with Eastern Counties side Stowmarket Town.