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Encyclopedia > Gary Speed
Gary Speed
Personal information
Full name Gary Speed
Date of birth September 8, 1969 (1969-09-08) (age 37)
Place of birth    Mancot, Wales
Height 178 cm.
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Bolton Wanderers Player/Coach
Number 6
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1988-1996
1996-1998
1998-2004
2004-
Leeds United
Everton
Newcastle United
Bolton Wanderers
248 (39)
058 (15)
213 (29)
107 (13)   
National team2
1990-2004 Wales 085 0(7)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:30, 13 May 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of August 22, 2006.
* Appearances (Goals) September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Mancot is a small town in North Wales, near Hawarden. ... This article is about the country. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... First international Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First...

Gary Speed (born September 8, 1969 in Mancot) is a Welsh footballer, who plays in midfield. He is currently the player/coach for Bolton Wanderers, after a £750,000 switch from Newcastle United in July 2004. He was also captain for the Welsh national team until he retired from international football in 2004 after the side's 3-2 defeat to Poland in a World Cup qualifier. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Mancot is a small town in North Wales, near Hawarden. ... This article is about the country. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: July 2004 in sports Deaths in July • 31 David B. Haight • 29 Francis Crick • 29 Nafisa Joseph • 23 Joe Cahill • 23 Mehmood • 23 Illinois Jacquet • 23 Carlos Paredes... First international Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Biggest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Biggest defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First... The 2006 FIFA World Cup (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the Football World Cup) finals are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ...


As a child, he went to Hawarden High School. Hawarden High School is a high school in Hawarden, Flintshire, north Wales. ...


Speed began his career with Leeds United, winning the title with them in 1992. He moved to Everton in 1996, for a fee of £5,500,000. He then moved to Newcastle in 1998, and while there he became the club's most dependable midfielder. Newcastle's manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was sorry to see Speed leave the club, and acknowledged that he would do very well for Bolton. Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Sir Robert William Robson CBE, born February 18, 1933, usually known as Sir Bobby Robson, is a football manager and former football player. ...


He had been capped for Wales over 80 times, and holds the record for the most Premiership appearances. Besides being a strong tackler, Speed is noted for skill in set pieces, regularly scoring from them. A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...


After his retirement from international football, he was recommended to take up the mantle of Wales' manager, by both the former manager Mark Hughes and fellow Welsh midfielder Robbie Savage. Bolton's manager Sam Allardyce has urged Speed to see out the rest of his 2 year contract with Bolton first. For his part, Speed has stated he will not apply for the position but would talk to the Welsh FA if approached. On 30 July 2006 it was announced that Speed had taken a part time coaching role in league 2 side Wrexham's academy. Leslie Mark Hughes OBE (born November 1, 1963 in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales), nicknamed Sparky, is a former Welsh football player and currently a manager at Blackburn Rovers. ... For the English footballer of the same name who was born in 1960, see Robert James Savage Robbie Savage (born October 18, 1974) is a professional footballer. ... Samuel Allardyce (born October 19, 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional football player and is the manager of Newcastle United. ... The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of football in Wales, being a member of both FIFA and UEFA. Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest association in the world, and is one of the four associations (with the English Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ...


On 9 September 2006 Speed scored the winning penalty for Bolton against Watford, making him one of only two players to score in every Premiership season. Ryan Giggs (also a Welsh footballer) of Manchester United is the other player to achieve this. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Watford Football Club are an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premiership. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ...


On 9 December 2006 Gary Speed played in Bolton's 4-0 victory over West Ham United. In doing so he became the first player in the history of the Premiership to play 500 games. The West Ham United Crest West Ham United F.C are a professional English football club based in East London. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...


On 1st May 2007 Gary Speed was named as the First Team coach for Bolton Wanderers after Sam Allardyce stepped down from his job. [1] Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English professional football club. ... Samuel Allardyce (born October 19, 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English former professional football player and is the manager of Newcastle United. ...


Gary Speed was best man at his best friend Kris Akabusi's wedding and is married to Kris' sister, Kinga.


Notes

  1. ^ Speed Appointed As First Team Coach - BWFC Official Site

Gary Speed (born September 8, 1969 in Mancot) is a Welsh footballer, who plays in midfield. He is currently the player/coach for Bolton Wanderers, after a £750,000 switch from Newcastle United in July 2004. He was also captain for the Welsh national team until he retired from international football in 2004 after the side's 3-2 defeat to Poland in a World Cup qualifier.


As a child, he went to Hawarden High School.


Speed began his career with Leeds United, winning the title with them in 1992. He moved to Everton in 1996, for a fee of £5,500,000. He then moved to Newcastle in 1998, and while there he became the club's most dependable midfielder. Newcastle's manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was sorry to see Speed leave the club, and acknowledged that he would do very well for Bolton.


He had been capped for Wales over 80 times, and holds the record for the most Premiership appearances. Besides being a strong tackler, Speed is noted for skill in set pieces, regularly scoring from them.


After his retirement from international football, he was recommended to take up the mantle of Wales' manager, by both the former manager Mark Hughes and fellow Welsh midfielder Robbie Savage. Bolton's manager Sam Allardyce has urged Speed to see out the rest of his 2 year contract with Bolton first. For his part, Speed has stated he will not apply for the position but would talk to the Welsh FA if approached. On 30 July 2006 it was announced that Speed had taken a part time coaching role in league 2 side Wrexham's academy.


On 9 September 2006 Speed scored the winning penalty for Bolton against Watford, making him one of only two players to score in every Premiership season. Ryan Giggs (also a Welsh footballer) of Manchester United is the other player to achieve this.


On 9 December 2006 Gary Speed played in Bolton's 4-0 victory over West Ham United. In doing so he became the first player in the history of the Premiership to play 500 games.


On 17 February 2007 Gary Speed became the first player to score 10,000 league, cup and international goals despite never scoring more than one goal per game.


On 1st May 2007 Gary Speed was named as the First Team coach for Bolton Wanderers after Sam Allardyce stepped down from his job. [1]


Gary Speed was best man at his best friend Kris Akabusi's wedding and is married to Kris' sister, Kinga.


External links

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Gary Speed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Gary Speed (born September 8, 1969 in Mancot) is a Welsh footballer, who plays in midfield.
Newcastle's manager, Sir Bobby Robson, was sorry to see Speed leave the club, and acknowledged that he would do very well for Bolton.
For his part, Speed has stated he will not apply for the position but would talk to the Welsh FA if approached.
Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Interview: Gary Speed (1078 words)
Speed returns the admiration and said Allardyce is the foundation stone in Bolton's rise.
Speed is full of praise for the method at Bolton and more than once said their ascent has nothing to do with fortune.
Speed's young days were in the late 80s and early 90s, at Leeds, where he won the league title in 1992.
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