Gary Speed life and times
Published 28/11/2011 | 05:00
Born: September 8, 1969, Mancot, Flintshire, Wales
1988-96, Leeds Utd: 248 games, 39 goals
1996-98, Everton: 58 games, 15 goals
1998-2004, Newcastle Utd: 213 games, 29 goals
2004-08, Bolton: 121 games, 14 goals
2008-10 Sheffield Utd: 37 games, 6 goals
85 caps for Wales, 7 goals
1988: Signed professional contract
with Leeds, making his debut against Oldham aged 19.
1990: Second Division title with Leeds.
1992: First Division title; Charity Shield.
December 2006: Became the first player to make 500 Premier League appearances when he featured in Bolton's 4-0 victory over West Ham.
August 2007: His goal against Reading made him the only player to have scored in every Premier League season, an achievement later matched and extended by Ryan Giggs.
August 2010: Named Sheffield
United manager after retiring as a player three months earlier.
February 2011: Managed Wales for the first time, losing to Ireland 3-0 in the Carling Nations Cup. Wales went on to beat Norway 4-1 in November, Speed's fifth win in 10 games.