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6. Lars Elstrup

Former Luton striker Lars Elstrup later had serious regrets about handing over his career earnings for religious purposes. In the mid-1990s, he changed his name to Darando and gave up all his worldly possessions to the Wild Goose sect.

Years later, after exiting the group, Elstrup tried, unsuccessfully, to reclaim his stuff via the courts. "Those bastards have kept the lot," admitted the Danish forward (now plain old Lars again) ruefully, before proceeding to scratch out a living in the Danish lower leagues. 

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