Ahead of the first Friday night live game of the Premier League season, PW picks out the best and worst examples of former players who went from the pitch to property. Let us know if you agree with our selections @propertyweek on Twitter.

See the lineup in full and in formation here.


Alongside our starting line-up, we have a managerial dream team of Sir Alex Ferguson - who enjoyed a rollercoaster foray into property which saw his investment in AAIM go from a £3bn vehicle to bust in 2013 - flanked by Jackson Row developers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs who recently launched their new Manchester mixed-use scheme at St Michael’s.