From Fergie time to selling watches
He won the Premier League title with Manchester United and even earned eight England caps, writes JOSHUA JONES.
But now the former footballer is selling luxury watches for millions of pounds.
Kieran Richardson hung up his boots and retired aged just 33.
However, he continues to make the big bucks and travel the world with his new business venture.
The former Red Devils wide man, now 38, co-owns the Broadwalk Group, specialising in buying and selling expensive timepieces.
Richardson’s love of watches started aged 16 when he bought his first Cartier Tank model and has now made exclusively trading Richard Milles, Patek Philippes, Audemars Piguets and Rolexes.
Asked about some of his biggest sales, the former footballer told the The Steven Sulley Study: “Definitely a Richard Mille, for sure. It must have been around $2.3m [£1.7m].
“It was to an Asian client, an RM Skull – big money.
“We all start somewhere. When I first got into watches, I bought a Rolex for £14,000, then £18,000 then £21,000 then I made £3,000 on that watch.
“You get more confidence, you’ve got to get involved.
“Spend what you can afford, enjoy it, wear the watches, and collect, I know London can be unsafe, some buy them strictly as investments and leave them in a vault.
“Every day I’m learning, you have to know your products.”
Richardson once turned down someone trying to sell him a watch worth £300,000 because it was “too niche” and had a Lamborghini Murcielago and Ferrari 458 in his garage.
He has a number of major clients and believes his fame from his football career has helped him gain trust.