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Name Shay Given
Gender Male
Ethnic Irish
Job Irish Footballer
Desc Most famously remembered for his time with Newcastle United, Shay Given was an incredibly astute shot-stopper and one of the most consistent goalkeepers the Premier League has ever seen. Frank Lampard appointed Given as Derby County’s goalkeeping coach last year and described the Irishman’s playing career as ‘incredible’. His 113 clean sheets in England’s top flight – basically an average of one every four games – are a testament to that


Org Ireland National Team
Club as Player Stoke City
  Aston Villa
  Manchester City
  Newcastle United
  Blackburn Rovers

2015 11 28 Retrieve

[on Roy Keane] He’d break up play and keep things ticking over. Great energy, and another great leader, always commanding. People respected him, and he’d give you a rollocking if you weren’t doing your job properly, but it was always to help the team. He could play a bit, too

2016 02 04 Retrieve

[On Dennis Bergkamp] His touch, his skill and his awareness were a level above other players, something you can’t teach. I was in goal when he scored an incredible goal against Newcastle, by knocking it round Nikos Dabizas. We just stood there looking at each other, amazed. He’s probably the only player who could have pulled it off

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[Quote on Cafu] His energy was unbelievable, the way he would just run up and down the flank all match – and great credit to him for doing it for so long, winning everything in the game. What an athlete