Troy Deeney reveals dad once drove him home from a match with a drug dealer locked in the briefcase

Troy Deeney shockingly reveals that his father once drove him home from a game with a DRUG DEALER locked in the trunk of his car…while the attacker was trying to ‘make a career’ at Walsall

  • Troy Deeney has told an amazing story from the beginning of his career
  • He remembers his father picking him up with a man who was locked in the trunk of his car
  • Deeney, who tells the story in his column in The Sun, played for Walsall
  • The 33-year-old completed a move from Watford to Birmingham this summer


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Troy Deeney has revealed that his father once picked him up with a man trapped in the trunk of his car in an amazing story from his early career.

The attacker, now at Birmingham, after moving from long-standing club Watford this summer, told the story in a column for The Sun, reflecting on his family life and early moments during his caretaker life.

Deeney played for Walsall at the time, where he spent four years before joining Watford in 2010, scoring 27 goals in 130 appearances.

Birmingham forward Troy Deeney wrote about his early family and career life in his Sun column

Birmingham forward Troy Deeney wrote about his early family and career life in his Sun column

Deeney recalled the story of his adoptive father, Paul Anthony Burke, who picked him up from a game against Northampton in an unknown blue Mercedes.

“When I got out of the ground he was waiting for me in a blue Mercedes” Deeney wrote:. “I knew he didn’t have a blue Mercedes.

“He didn’t have a car. He didn’t even have a license. He had never passed his exam. He had never taken his exam. I assumed the Mercedes was ‘borrowed’, but I got in and we drove off the M1.’

The Englishman (33) was playing for Walsall when the incident with his father happened

The Englishman (33) was playing for Walsall when the incident with his father happened

The Englishman (33) was playing for Walsall when the incident with his father happened

Deeney reveals that he was initially unaware of the unexpected passenger, while the pair normally talked about Northampton’s game.

As they stopped to get gas, Deeney became aware of the situation.

“He had the music turned up loud and everything was cool and we were talking about the game,” Deeney continued.

“Then we stopped to get gas. The music went off and I heard this banging coming from behind.’

Deeney’s father Burke told him, “Don’t worry about that. There’s someone there, but I’m going to drop him off in a minute. He owes my friend some money, so I took him on a little trip for a day.

“I fed him and he’s fine. We’ll drop him off later and I bet he’ll pay.’

Deeney continued: ‘I was trying to make a career with Walsall and we’re driving around with a guy in the trunk of the car.’

Deeney spent 11 years at Watford, scoring a whopping 140 goals in 419 appearances

Deeney spent 11 years at Watford, scoring a whopping 140 goals in 419 appearances

Deeney spent 11 years at Watford, scoring a whopping 140 goals in 419 appearances

He joined Championship outfit Birmingham City this summer and signed a two-year contract

He joined Championship outfit Birmingham City this summer and signed a two-year contract

He joined Championship outfit Birmingham City this summer and signed a two-year contract

Deeney revealed that the man in the trunk was a small drug dealer based outside Birmingham city center on the Chelmsley Wood estate.

The 33-year-old, who was born in Birmingham, signed a two-year contract with his youth club this summer after leaving Watford after spending 11 years.

The legendary Hornets forward scored 140 goals in 419 appearances for the club, but was released on a further year’s contract.

Deeney has scored one goal in three games so far for Birmingham, who will play at home against Preston on Saturday afternoon.

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