Carlos Carvalhal lines up with his Sheffield Wednesday players for the 2016 Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley...Pic Steve Ellis

Retired and turned to religion; now in India; coaching at Burnley... Sheffield Wednesday's Wembley Play-Off Final team

It’s five years since Sheffield Wednesday took on Hull City and missed out on a place in the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat to the Tigers.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 8:53 am

As is often the case it was a match high in expectation and with so much at stake, desperately low on quality, save for the interventions of Keiren Westwood in the Owls’ goal and Mo Diame who provided the brilliant winning strike.

It’s a Wednesday squad that fans will have fond memories of as together they stormed up the Championship playing an adventurous, swashbuckling style of football under charismatic boss Carlos Carvalhal.

This was supposed to be a peek at things to come but it ended up being the actual peak with a sharp decline following, leading Wednesday fans to looking forward to a League One campaign next season.

Perhaps it says a lot about the current state of the club that so many of the squad have left not that long ago but here’s what happened to the team that came close to defying the odds and making it to the Promised Land and the riches of the top flight.

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