When we began to look for clues to work out the identity of The Secret Footballer it didn’t take long for Paul Konchesky’s name to rise near top of the list. He fitted many of the clues including being a Premiership footballer in 2011. It’s today been revealed in an article on the BBC Sport website that Paul Konchesky is the secret to West Ham women’s continued upward trajectory since finishing sixth in the WSL 2021-2022 season.

A lifelong West Ham fan who has always had a strong female presence in football via support from his mum, you can read more about Konchesky and his influence on West Ham women’s team here.