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 killed himself by hanging on 27 November 2011 in the garage of his home in Huntington, Cheshire, England. He was 42. He was outlived by his wife their two sons, Ed and Tom.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Wales football manager Gary Speed has died, aged 42". BBC. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Gary Speed at Soccerbase