Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in England after his parents moved south to Stratford-upon-Avon. His first career break came whilst playing football for Oxford United where he was spotted by a Glasgow Rangers scout in a F.A. youth club match. After completing trials he was signed by the Scottish champions at the age of 15. Three years later he had given up professional football and gone back to college to complete an HND course in hotel management. Rest is history – Gordon is maybe the most famous chef in Earth, seen as a star of Hell´s Kitchen, Gordon´s Kitchen Nightmares and other cooking shows.