Fiat Professional hunting for next tradesman football star

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Fiat Professional are on the hunt for a current tradesman who has the talent and skill to be able to keep up with professional football.

As official partner of the Football League, Fiat has launched the Professional Tradesman Trials to discover the most talented tradesman in the country.

Those interested need to submit a video showcasing their skills to Fiat, with the best entries being invited to take part in a Tradesman Trials day, where successful applicants will show what they can do in front of scouts and Fiat Professional's football ambassadors.

The winner of the event will then be able to choose his preferred club from a list of participating teams and receive a £2,000 prize.

Stuart Pearce, Dean Windass and Geoff Horsfield were all former tradesmen before turning to professional football.

All three were recently challenged to see if they had kept some of their tradesman skills, despite swapping bricklaying for the beautiful game.

Fiat Professional hunting for next tradesman football star

Fiat Professional hunting for next tradesman football star


The trio were challenged to plaster, paint and wallpaper a section of a building.

Pearce, who continued trading as an electrician while playing professional football, said: "When I first moved to Nottingham Forest from Coventry I advertised in the match day programme to get some extra income.

"I eventually stopped trading but Brian Clough never stopped bringing in his broken irons, toasters and kettles into the training ground for me to rewire!"

Andrea Patti, Fiat Professional marketing manager said: "Our aim is to find the next big name who has the footballing ability, but just hasn't had the right opportunity. We look forward to seeing the entries come through and the winner crowned at the end of July ready for what I am sure will be an incredible experience during the one month trial."