Got a few of these actually, first of all back in the 90s I was working in the West End and used to go for a walk at lunch times after too long cooped up inside. Walking round the area near Grosvenor Square I suddenly see a car pull up and a very injured Eddie Newton hop out on crutches. I walked and asked him how long he would be out for and wished him luck with the recovery.
When I first moved to Amsterdam I had a job near the Ajax stadium and again being bored in an office I would go walking at lunch times and quite often browse round the sports shops. One particular day Im checking out the reduced football boots when I saw Ruud Gullit chasing his escaped toddlers down the aisle. I smiled knowingly at that one ha ha
And lastly a few seasons ago I was working back in the UK and started going fairly regularly again. Went to the game and then on to the pub near the North End Road afterwards and well refreshed I ambled down to West Brompton and catch a train to Clapham Junction. So at Clapham I get on a London Loop line train Only to find it's taking me back where i came from... being well refreshed it takes me til West Brompton to realise and I jump back on a Southbound train, at Imperial Wharf on steps this young lad and his dad who i soon recognise as Rob Isaac and start chatting. Anyway we get to Clapham and he asks where are you heading and it turns out he lives not far from where i was staying at my mums, and he offers me a lift from Croydon where his missus is picking him up. Of course the whole way we are chatting Chelsea etc and I realise (had an inkling already) what a fan he is who actually had the chance to pull on the shirt as well. Anyway, I got a lift home and have met up since when i've been over for a match. top top fella. bound to be on here somewhere too.
Non player chance encounters, waiting for some mates in a pub on the Kings Rd 2010 when hear a voice i recognise and it's a guy i used to go to matches with in the early to mid 90s including Liverpool away where we took over the Mic in a merseyside nightclub much to the amusement of the locals. Also played in a sunday team with him from Walworth.
Also in the late 80s there was a fella at the same nightschool class as me who one night spotted my CFC pin badge and surprised me (he was of indian decent) by saying he not only supported Chelsea but went to matches. Many years went past and I suddenly bump into him at an away game in the 2000s couldve been Bolton away.
and of course the starter of the post here Strider with whom i used to go to matches for a few years who I bumped into locally after not having seen him for years.