Tony Adams has admitted he has both Scottish and Germany roots, joking he had to keep them secret when he was playing for England.
Tony Adams was speaking as it was confirmed he will attend a Hall of Fame event at Raith Rovers, north of the border in Scotland.
The former Arsenal and England captain said,“I’m very much looking forward to coming up [for the event].
“My grandfather was from Edinburgh so I’ve got Scottish roots, but I kept that very quiet when I was England captain. I’ve got German roots as well!
“I was up for the Edinburgh Literary Festival when I was promoting my book, Sober, last year, where all the proceeds go to my charity.
“They threw Chelsea Clinton out the big room because I sold more tickets, which I was very pleased with.”
In all, Adams represented England 66 times, scoring five times.
There was a lot less international football back then.
‘Mr Arsenal’ represented the Gunners 397 times winning the league four times, the FA Cup three times, the League Cup twice and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994..