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27 Nov 2011 16:45:42

Speed Dies At 42.

Tragic loss of Wales manager.

The football world has been sent into shock and mourning today by the news Wales national team manager Gary Speed has died at the age of 42.

The former Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder who also had a four month spell managing the Blades was found dead at 7:08 am this morning at his home in Huntington Cheshire after appearing to have killed himself.

Speed who had been managing the Welsh national side since December 2010 had just revived the Dragons fortunes by leading them to four victories in their last five matches and his sudden death has shocked the football community to the core.

Speed, who won 85 caps for his national team is fondly remembered in Yorkshire for his time with Leeds, where he won the Division One title in 1992, and a two year spell with Sheffield United between 2008 and 2010, where he finished his career before taking up the managerial reigns.

There was no inkling of any problems in Speed’s life when he appeared on Football Focus on the BBC yesterday but Cheshire police were called to his home this morning where he was pronounced dead.

Everybody at TykesMad would like to send their sincere condolences to Gary’s family.

R.I.P Gary Speed.

 

Gary Andrew Speed (Unknown/Unattached) information

Date of birth

Monday, 8th September 1969

Height

5ft 10in

Place of birth

Mancot, Wales

Weight

12st 10lb

International

Wales

Position

Midfielder

Comments

 

Squad No.

15

 

Recent career history by club (1999 onwards)

Team

Debut

Apps (+ sub)

Goals

Yellows

Reds

Sheffield United

01 Jan 2008

40 (0)

6

5

0

Bolton Wanderers

14 Aug 2004

130 (9)

14

11

0

Newcastle United

20 Aug 2000

161 (4)

18

24

1

 

Recent career history by season (1999 onwards)

Season

First App.

Apps (+ sub)

Goals

Yellows

Reds

2008/2009

09 Aug 2008

18 (0)

3

2

0

2007/2008

11 Aug 2007

36 (3)

4

6

0

2006/2007

19 Aug 2006

42 (0)

8

4

0

2005/2006

13 Aug 2005

35 (5)

4

2

0

2004/2005

14 Aug 2004

39 (1)

1

2

0

2003/2004

13 Aug 2003

52 (2)

4

6

0

2002/2003

24 Aug 2002

35 (1)

3

5

0

2001/2002

26 Aug 2001

33 (1)

5

4

0

2000/2001

20 Aug 2000

41 (0)

6

9

1

 


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