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Gary Speed

Gary Speed

(1969 – 2011)

  • So sorry to hear the news. Rest in peace.
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Gary Speed

Gary Speed
(1969 – 2011)

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Gary Speed

(1969 – 2011)
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About Gary
This is an online obituary dedicated in memory of Gary Speed. Gary Andrew Speed, MBE was a Welsh football player and manager. He was captain of the Wales national football team until he retired from international football in 2004 and he remains the most capped outfield player for Wales and the second overall, having appeared 85 times at senior level between 1990 and 2004. He was also the Manager of Wales.
Gary Speed played professionally for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United. Rarely troubled by injury or suspension, he held the record for the most appearances in the FA Premier League at 535, until it was surpassed by David James.
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About Gary
of Sheffield United in 2010, but he left the club after a few months to manage the Wales national football team.
Gary Speed had been capped for Wales 85 times, second in the all-time list only to Neville Southall. He retired from international football in 2004. 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.
Gary Speed died on the 27th November 2011. This is an online tribute dedicated to his life. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Nov 2011
Andrew Tiplady
wrote:
I was so shocked on Sunday morning when I read the news, I remeber Gary from when I studied at University in Yorkshire in the late 80's as a number of my friends were Leeds fans. They hailed a young player and I remember a day when it was it came through on Teletext that Gary had got a late winner for Leeds - I cannot recall who they were playing but from that day I always followed his career - he was an example to all pro footballers and others alike. sadly
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Andrew Tiplady
message continued:
this is not the only reason I leave this tribute, when I woke up to the news this brought back terrible memories for me as my own brother Simon took his life in identical circumstance almost exactly three years ago.
Those that matter most now are gary's wife, kids, mum and dad and my message to you is you will get through this for each other. You might be dreading Christmas but I assure you whatever happens kids enjoy Christmas and they will help, I know from dealing with 2 nephews and a niece that were between
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Andrew Tiplady
message continued:
2 and 6 at the time of my brothers death you will cope.
God bless Gary and all of you, this is not a cliche, I know what you are going through and I wish I could help more.
Sincerely Andrew
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On 29th Nov 2011
Tom Keyes
wrote:
How very sad I was to hear from Gary's passing, although I never met him there was just an aura from the guy that exuded warmth and friendliness. He came across as a good honest person, the kind of guy you have as a best mate. He may have entered this planet and walked it quietly, but he has left his mark in the game of football, and as a roll model to many others. Gary you were a better man than I could ever aspire to be. My deepest condolences to his Wife,
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Tom Keyes
message continued:
Ed, Tommy and his parents and friends. May he rest in eternal peace. God Bless you Gary Speed.
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Gary Speed

This is an online obituary dedicated in memory of Gary Speed. Gary Andrew Speed, MBE was a Welsh football player and manager. He was captain of the Wales national football team until he retired from international football in 2004 and he remains the most capped outfield player for Wales and the second overall, having appeared 85 times at senior level between 1990 and 2004. He was also the Manager of Wales.
Gary Speed played professionally for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United. Rarely troubled by injury or suspension, he held the record for the most appearances in the FA Premier League at 535, until it was surpassed by David James.
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