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What the kids of Euro 96 England team are up to now – from singers to glamour models – and lots of pro footballers

WHEN your dad is an England hero, it can’t be easy making a name for yourself on the pitch.

But several kids of the legendary Euro 96 team are giving it a go with professional footballing careers of their own – while others have taken a radically different route in life.

The Euro 96 England team became the stuff of legends – but where are their kids now?

Some have chased stardom of their own with performing careers as pop singers and dancers.

While others have sought the limelight through modelling and reality TV.

And there’s even a few who’ve sought athletic greatness – just in a different sport to their old man.

Here’s where some of the kids of the Euro 96 England squad are now.

Hollie Shearer – The pop star

Age at Euro 96: 18 months

Age now: 26

Perhaps inspired by dad Alan’s singing skills, Hollie Shearer is living her dream of being a pop star.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter has put out several singles including the tracks “Love You Better” and “Sauvignon Blanc”.

Hollie Shearer, 26, is a singer/songwriter with several pop releases to her name

Hollie with brother Will and sister Chloe at Wembley cheering on the Three Lions

Her latest tune, “Unlucky in Love”, came out in February – and she’s teased upcoming releases with pictures of her in the studio posted on Instagram.

She also shared snaps of her with sister Chloe, a sports media agent, and brother Will at Wembley for the semi-final against Denmark.

“What a day,” she captioned the snaps to her 38,000 followers.

Bianca Gascoigne – The Love Islander

Age at Euro 96: Nine

Age now: 34

Paul Gascoigne’s daughter Bianca is arguably the most well known child of the Euro 96 England squad.

The 34-year-old glamour model in 2006 won the second series of Love Island along with series one finalist and fellow footballer’s kid, Calum Best.

Bianca Gascoigne, 34, has had a successful career as a model and TV personality

Bianca has been showing her support for England during Euro 2020

She also starred in Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, losing out to winner Coleen Nolan.

Ahead of England’s dramatic win over Germany, Bianca posed in an England top and trainers, and said she’d be watching the game with her dad.

“My excitement levels are through the roof,” she told her 336,000 Instagram followers.

Gazza, who recently backed his teammate Southgate to deliver England glory, is also the father of boys Mason and Regan.

Regan Gascoigne has spoken out about his sexuality and his dad’s support

Pro dancer Regan, 25, recently came out as bisexual on Lorraine – Gazza said he was “very proud” of his boy.

“I told him: ‘It doesn’t matter what you do son, I will support you 100 percent, you have to do what makes you happy’,” Gascoigne told The Mirror.

Sophie Walker – The beauty queen

Age at Euro 96: Not born yet

Age now: Early 20s

Spurs keeper Ian Walker wasn’t the first choice at Euro 96, but he was proudly included in the Three Lions squad all the same.

His daughter, Sophie, also proudly represented her home when she competed in the Miss London competition four years ago.

Aged just 18 at the time, Sophie spoke out about the difficulties of growing up with having a famous father.

Sophie Walker competed for Miss London in 2017

Ian Walker was a goalkeeper for Spurs – Sophie says it wasn’t always easy having a famous dad

“Everyone at my school would always say how jealous they were about my ‘great life’ and assumed that having a famous parent and a lot of money was a brilliant life – and I won’t lie, I was very lucky to have lived in the houses, been on the holidays, and had the toys etc.,” she told Surrey Live.

“However, when I was little I would cry and pray to God that I would give it all away to have my dad home and have a normal family.

“It is hard to explain without sounding ungrateful, but I missed him every day.”

Ian, 49, is now the goalkeeping coach at Shanghai Port F.C.

Chelsea Pearce – The equestrian champion

Age at Euro 96: Not born yet

Age now: 23

Stuart Pearce isn’t the only member of his family to represent his country on an international sporting stage.

His daughter, Chelsea, has represented Great Britain three times in equestrian events.

Chelsea Pearce has competed on the European stage, just like her father

Horse-mad Chelsea has even won a silver medal in Eventing at the Pony European Championships.

In April, she shared a snap of herself as a young girl with her father as he captained Manchester City back to the top division in the early 2000s.

The heartwarming post came just a few weeks after Chelsea updated her followers about a scary horse-riding accident she had in Hampshire.

“I feel lucky to have walked away from it, having been kicked in the head and knocked unconscious,” Chelsea told her 8,000 followers.

Proud dad Stuart pictured with Chelsea during his Man City days in 2002

“A huge thank you to the team at Tweseldown, paramedics, doctor and fence judge who were there immediately to unblock my airways.

“Thanks also to the doctors and nurses at the Great Western Hospital.”

Dan Seaman – The golf pro

Age at Euro 96: 11

Age now: 36

As one of England’s greatest ever goalies, David Seaman certainly knows how to excel between the sticks.

But his son, Dan, traded the stadium for the clubhouse – and became a pro golfer.

“Dan is a specialist at club fitting making him as safe a pair of hands as his Dad (David Seaman) for you to be in,” Leeds Golf Centre announced when Dan joined their team back in 2012.

Dan Seaman with his dad, David – he’s taught his old man a thing or two about golf

David Seaman celebrating after saving a penalty for England at Euro 96

He’s even been snapped giving a lesson to his father, who is himself a keen golfer.

David, now 57, also has two other sons, Robbie and Thomas, and a daughter, Georgina.

He recently told HOAR he reckons Jack Grealish is just like a better looking version of Gazza.

Tom Ince – The gaffer’s son

Age at Euro 96: Four

Age now: 29

As you might expect, a good few cubs of the 96 Lions have gone on to pursue their own careers as professional footballers.

Paul Ince’s son, Tom, has represented England at under-21 level and now plays for Stoke City, joining Championship rivals Luton Town on loan last season.

Paul Ince managed his son, Tom, at Blackpool FC in 2013

Charlie Sheringham – The striker

Age at Euro 96: Eight

Age now: 33

Teddy Sheringham’s lad, Charlie, is currently a striker with Chelmsford City in the National League South.

He’s also had spells at Bournemouth, Wimbledon, and Bangladesh Football Premier League side Saif Sporting Club.

Teddy Sheringham with son Charlie, who followed in his famous father’s footsteps

Jack Barmby – The midfielder

Age at Euro 96: 18 months

Age now: 26

Nick Barmby’s son, Jack, most recently played as a midfielder for Arizona outfit Phoenix Rising FC.

The Harlow-born ace began his career at Manchester United and represented England at under-20s level.

Jack Barmby playing for Leicester City in 2014

Harvey Neville – The defender

Age at Euro 96: Not born yet

Age now: 18

Phil Neville’s child, Harvey, kept the family business going by signing with Manchester United on his sixteenth birthday.

The 18-year-old right-back now plays for Fort Lauderdale CF in Florida.

Harvey Neville playing for Manchester United’s under-21s – he now plays in the US

Phil’s daughter, Isabella, achieved her dream of becoming a model when she was just 13.

Isabella was born with cerebral palsy after suffering a stroke in the womb.

“The first time I modelled I was nervous, but there have been cameras around since I was little so I soon got used to doing it,” Isabella told the Daily Mail.