To be fair, when you make 431 Premier League appearances over the course of your career, perhaps it is only fair to have a very different life to the one that was being enjoyed as a youngster.
Indeed, if you were wondering where Richard Dunne is now living and working, it is quite a bit different from the likes of Dublin, Manchester, or even London.
In fact, he is now living in the rich and dreamy location of Monte-Carlo, as the former Republic of Ireland star continues to involve himself in football, albeit at a completely different level to what he used to be regularly involved in.
Those who use merrybetcode.com nowadays when Manchester City are playing may not have done so when Dunne was in the middle of the back-four during his career.
Whilst he made 253 appearances of his 431 for the Citizens, he does continue to hold the record for the most own goals in Premier League history with ten. Nonetheless, he was also named City’s Player of the Year four times in a row, too.
Anyway, the former captain now lives a life of luxury which is also perhaps rewarding in more ways than one, as he continues to give back to the sport that managed to make him a small fortune.
Whilst living in Monaco, where he lives with his wife and two children, he continues to help out the future generation of footballers as he looks to try and bring kids through the system.
“It’s different. I run an academy over here and work with a local club coaching kids, so I still do football every day,” Dunne told Daily Star.
“Games at weekends stuff like that.
“The difference is the weather, it’s nice to be able to put a pair of shorts on and this morning I’ve been for a swim before this, so it’s nice.
“I’m going back to Ireland this afternoon for a couple of days. I enjoy going back there and to England as well.
“I think when you live somewhere it’s not the holiday that you go on, you know?
“When you live anywhere you have to get on with normal day to day things, so it’s nicer doing it in better weather.”
In a previous interview, Dunne had said former City teammate Antoine Sibierski helped influence his decision in moving to France and it seems to have paid off for him.
He ended up buying a house after spending a few days in Monte-Carlo and it seems he his very happy there.