MICAH RICHARDS knew the moment he had made it as a footballer.
That’s after an agent took him to a strip club following the defender’s debut for Manchester City.
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Richards, 35, was just 17 years old when he made his bow for his boyhood club in 2005.
The right-back went on to play 16 times that season before transforming into a key Etihad player.
Richards ended up winning a Premier League title and FA Cup after nine goals in 245 games at City
But he knows the exact moment he realised he had made it as a professional footballer.
The 13-time England international was in high demand with football agents at the time.
And one took Richards out in his Ferrari before treating the ace to a steak dinner.
But the night didn’t end there, with the agent eventually taking Richards to a strip club.
And the CBS Sports star admits that was the moment he knew he had made it to the big time.
Richards said:“I know exactly the moment. I was 16, 17, I’d just made my debut.
“Every agent was after me. He picks me up in his Ferrari. ‘Oof’, I’m thinking.
“He’s driving his Ferrari through Chapeltown, I think I’m one of the mandem, I think I’m one of the guys. You feel like the man.
“We’re in the Ferrari, we’re having a fantastic time. We do a little bit of shopping, go to a steak restaurant, I think it was Gaucho.
“I’m having a whale of a time. It gets to about 7, 8 o’clock, where do we end up? Strip club.
“He took me a strip club and basically was saying, ‘This is the life you could lead. If you concentrate you could have all of this, all of what we have done today, Ferrari, shopping, Gaucho, strip clubs’.
“That’s when I knew I had made it, that’s when I knew ‘yeah, it was time’.”