Damian Alexander-Du'bel is the Founder and CEO of Mr Red Fox Of London and Bella Mayford
Born on September 16th, 1984 Damian Alexander-Du'bel Founded his first company, Alexander Du'bel, while playing professional football. After a few years of building the brand, Damian Alexander-Du'bel made the decision to retire early from professional football at 29 to fully concentrate on building the business.
Damian was a passionate footballer from a young age and started his route to becoming professional at Enfield Rangers in North London and became captain of the team. While playing for Enfield Rangers aged 10-year-old Damian Alexander-Du'bel quickly came to the attention of professional clubs. He chose to sign for Tottenham Hotspur and stayed at the club for the next few years. Aged 13 Norwich City F. C. came in for him, and even though his signature was sought after by London clubs he chose to sign for the Canaries. Damian left London and moved to Norwich aged 15 to follow his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
Damian Alexander-Du'bel scored Norwich City's first goal in the 2-1 FA Youth Cup victory over the previous champions Aston Villa on 2nd December 2001. Damian Alexander-Du'bel was involved in the first team squad from an early age and accompanied the first team during both 2002/03 and 2003/4 pre-seasons tours and prior to the signing of Marc Edworthy was acting as the second choice right back behind Keith Briggs aged 17.
In 2004 Damian Alexander-Du'bel left Norwich City and signed for Barnet F.C. where they won the Conference Title in his first season. After 3 seasons Damian Alexander-Du'bel left to join Stevenage F.C where they got to the 2007 FA Trophy Cup Final at Wembley beating Kidderminster Harriers 3-2.
During Damian's spell at Stevenage, he was hit with a number of injuries, including a broken ankle which kept him out injured for 8 months. Struggling to get back to full fitness, Damian Alexander-Du'bel spent loan spells at a few clubs before leaving Stevenage and eventually moving to Oxford United.
In his first full season, Damian Alexander-Du'bel helped Oxford United get to the playoff final beating York City 3 - 1 in front of 50,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
In 2010 Damian Alexander-Du'bel was included in the League PFA Team of the Year after coming back from yet another broken ankle.
In May 2013 Damian Alexander-Du'bel decided to leave Oxford United after making over 180 appearances scoring 3 times.
In July 2013 after considering his options Damian Alexander-Du'bel joined Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps. However, after a 6 month stay and contracts talks to extend his contract to two years, a long term move failed to materialise and in September 2013 Damian Alexander-Du'bel announced he would retire from professional football aged just 28 in order to pursue his business interests, which he described "as the hardest decision of my life," .
Damian Alexander-Du'bel at Vancouver Whitecaps
After retirement - The Next Chapter
After His playing Career had finished Damian Alexander Du'bel went onto try new and exciting projects. He was asked by luxury fashion brand Pal Zileri to model their new luxury suit range at the world famous Amber Lounge fashion show at the Monaco Grand Prix.
The Amber Lounge Fashion Show is the only event in the world to feature Formula 1 drivers on the catwalk. Past Amber Lounge F1 Models include the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas.
Damian Alexander-Du'bel was the first ever sports person outside of Formula 1 to be asked to take part in the show. Damian Alexander-Du'bel said " It was an amazing opportunity and all for a great cause. I was incredibly nervous but would love to do it again. "