Remembering Gary Speed

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27th November 2013 marks the two year anniversary since Gary Speed passed away. A man in football that very few had a bad word about. He plyed his trade for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

The Former Welsh International also managed his country, bringing back some brighter times with the emergence of exciting young players such as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, led by old heads such as Craig Bellamy.

Gary Speed is one of the most decorated British Footballers, with his honours including:

  • Football League First Division champions: 1991–92
  • FA Charity Shield winners: 1992
  • League Cup finalists: 1996
  • Football League Second Division champions: 1989–90
  • FA Cup finalists: 1998, 1999
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup finalists: 2001
  • PFA Team of the Year: 1993
  • Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2001–02): Most Appearances (352).

Below is a video of the tribute that Sky Sports rolled out shortly after Speed’s death. Former team mates Mark Hughes, Ian Rush and Gary McAllister all pay tribute along with Sam Allardyce and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Let’s not forget that Speed was a fan of a goal or two himself. Below is a video of some of his best strikes throughout his career.

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Conor Donnelly

Co-Editor of Back Page Football. Founder of @GAAscores and

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