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Gary Speed
Gender Male
Ethnic Wales
Job Wales Footballer
Desc A Premier League giant. Rarely troubled by injury or suspension, Speed made 535 Premier League appearances during his career - putting him at fifth in the all-time list. His tragic suicide shocked the sport, marking a turning point in the conversation around mental health in football


Club as Coach Wales National Team
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2011 01 31 Retrieve

[Danny Gabbidon Comes Out Of International Retirement & Aaron Ramsey Returns To Wales Fold] Simon Davies said he was tempted but at the moment he wants to concentrate on his Fulham career and I respect that totally. Obviously Simon is a quality player but I totally respect his decision. I am sure everyone is aware of Craig Bellamy’s situation and it would be wrong of me to ask him to play on Tuesday after playing on Sunday. The last thing we want is players going back to their clubs injured. I’m delighted Ramsey is available. He is really relishing the challenge and the Ireland game might come at the right time for him. He is hopefully one of the cogs in the wheel that will make us successful. He’s one of those players who can change a game

2011 11 27 Retrieve

[Newcastle United on Gary Speed’s death] The board, manager, staff and players of Newcastle United FC are today deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Gary Speed. Gary was an inspirational and much-loved player at Newcastle United during his time with the club from 1998 to 2004, making 285 appearances and scoring 40 goals. He was an excellent servant to the club, the ultimate professional, and an exceptional role model for younger players. Gary will be deeply missed by everyone at Newcastle United. Our condolences go out to his family at this very sad time.

2011 11 27b Retrieve

[English FA on Gary Speed’s death] It is with great sadness that The FA has learned of the passing of Gary Speed. The thoughts of everybody at The FA are with his family and friends at this time. Gary had many friends at The FA, who are truly saddened by this news

2011 11 27c Retrieve

[Sheffield United on Gary Speed’s death] Everybody at Sheffield United is extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the death of former player and manager Gary Speed. Thoughts are with Gary’s family and friends at this distressing time