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England football’s hit hero looks completely unrecognizable 15 years on from retiring after becoming a pastor

FORMER footballer Taribo West looks completely unrecognizable as he is currently working as RICH in Nigeria.

The 47-year-old became a cult hero in his career thanks to his dyed locks and flamboyant style of play.

Taraibo West says he was spoken to by God and now works as a pastor

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Taraibo West says he was spoken to by God and now works as a pastor
Taribo West enjoyed a long football career - but his life has now taken a very different turn

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Taribo West enjoyed a long football career – but his life has now taken a very different turn

West spent a season on loan at Derby in 2000, appeared 18 times.

He returned to these shores five years later, playing four times for Plymouth as his career ended.

West is also available in books at AC and Inter Milan.

Now, 15 years since he retired from Beautiful Game, West has become a man of god, working as a pastor in Lagos.

Talking to Cable, West revealed God appeared to him ‘one on one’.

He said: “Why did I go from being a footballer to being a pastor? I have seen God one on one. That’s where my transition begins; From the field to the pulpit.

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“We celebrated. In the meantime, a woman happened to meet me and said: ‘Sir, can I have your name, please?’ I said: ‘I am Mr No name’. She said: ‘May I know where you live?’ I said: ‘I don’t live anywhere.’ She left angrily.

“In my twinkling eyes, I just heard a pleasant voice. And it came like a slap. It says: ‘Turn, turn.’ I comeback.

“It said: ‘Look at this woman. Find her now and call that woman and apologize to her. I told you that.” It could only be a voice from God.

“So I converted, like a Robocop, I started looking for this woman, and when this sister came from America, she told me a lot of prophecies.

“And she told me in a year or two I’m going to open a church. All the prophecies she gave me have been fulfilled.”

West made 42 appearances for Nigeria between 1994 and 2005, winning a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Taribo West made 42 appearances for Nigeria and is an Olympic gold medalist

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Taribo West made 42 appearances for Nigeria and is an Olympic gold medalist
West runs a church in his native Nigeria

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West runs a church in his native Nigeria
West made 18 appearances for Derby in 2000

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West made 18 appearances for Derby in 2000

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