Posted: Wed 8th Sep 2021

Former clubs pay tribute to Gary Speed on what would have been his 52nd birthday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 8th, 2021


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Gary Speed’s former clubs have marked what would have been his 52nd birthday today.

It is a decade since Gary’s untimely death but it is widely regarded the former Aston Park Rangers player started the process that has taken Wales’ national side to where it is today.

Gary played for Flintshire primary schools’ side and attended Deeside High and Hawarden High Schools.

He went on to be one of Wales’ most capped outfield players as well as Captain and Manager of the national side.

Gary was 42 years old when he passed away on 27th November 2011, he’d made 841 career appearances for Leeds, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton and Sheffield United.

It’s reported that Wales fans are planning a tribute to Speedo at the Cardiff City Stadium this evening during the World Cup qualifier against Estonia.

Fans have proposed that a minutes applause should take place during the 52nd minute.

Everton FC, tweeted:

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