Former Liverpool and Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has told talkSPORT he is still gutted that his FA Cup winners’ medal was stolen on the SAME NIGHT that he won it.
Although he won the Premier League title and League Cup with the Blues, and the League Cup again with the Reds, Johnson lifted the FA Cup only once in his career during his spell with Portsmouth.
The right-back played a key role in the south coast club’s surprise victory, with Harry Redknapp’s side beating Cardiff City in the final 1-0 to win football’s oldest competition.
But the shine of the cup win was dulled by the next morning, after Johnson realised his Pompey medal had been STOLEN from his hotel room.
“As you do, we went out that night after the final, and we had a proper night out as well,” the England international explained on White and Sawyer.
“As we left the hotel, I’ve tucked the medal away in the room, I’ve hidden it away in the bottom of my suitcase, inside this bag, which was in another bag and thought it was obviously safe.
“I went out for the night and in the morning when I’m checking out of the hotel I thought I’d just make sure I still had the medal, and it had gone.
“Someone had nicked it! Somebody had broken into my hotel room and robbed the medal!
“I was questioning myself, thinking I’d put it somewhere else, because when I got in the night before I wasn’t in a sober state, shall I say.
“I thought maybe I’d moved it, but at breakfast I told the lads and Jamie Ashdown had his medal nicked as well, the same thing had happened to him.
“That was it, gone, never seen again.”
Glen was quickly given a replacement, but it’s not the one he was given on the pitch after Pompey’s triumph.
“The FA made us another one, so I’ve got a medal,” he said.
“But the one from the game got stolen.”
So, if you know anything, get in touch with us here at talkSPORT so we can reunite Glen with his beloved medal!