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Speed managing Wales in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gary Andrew Speed
Date of birth (1969-09-08)8 September 1969
Place of birth Mancot, Flintshire, Wales
Date of death 27 November 2011(2011-11-27) (aged 42)
Place of death Huntington, Cheshire, England
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1984–1988 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1996 Leeds United 248 (39)
1996–1998 Everton 58 (16)
1998–2004 Newcastle United 213 (29)
2004–2008 Bolton Wanderers 121 (14)
2008–2010 Sheffield United 37 (6)
Total 677 (104)
National team
1990–1991 Wales U21 3 (2)
1990–2004 Wales 85 (7)
Teams managed
2010 Sheffield United
2010–2011 Wales
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Andrew Speed MBE (8 September 1969 – 27 November 2011) was a Welsh footballer and manager. He played mainly as a midfielder. He was born in Mancot, Flintshire.

Speed played for Leeds United from 1988 to 1996 winning the 1991–92 Football League First Division. He also played for Everton from 1996 to 1998, Newcastle United from 1998 to 2004, Bolton Wanderers from 2004 to 2008 and Sheffield United from 2008 to 2010. After playing, he managed Sheffield United for a short time in 2010. At the time of his death in 2011, Speed was manager of Wales since 2010.

Speed at his home in Huntington, Cheshire, England. He was 42. He was outlived by his wife their two sons, Ed and Tom.

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