Posted: Mon 27th Nov 2017

Today marks the seventh anniversary of Gary Speed’s death

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Nov 27th, 2017

Seven years ago today the football world was left stunned at the news Wales manager Gary Speed had died.

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

He went on to be Wales’ most capped outfield player as well as Captain and Manager of the national Welsh Team.

Gary was 42 years old when he died, he made 841 career appearances for Leeds, Everton, Newcastle, Bolton and Sheffield United.

His former clubs have paid tribute to him today, Everton who Gary played for between 1996–1998 tweeted:

Leeds United tweeted:

Gary was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame last year.

The former Aston Park Rangers player was inducted for his dedication to the game.

He took his place alongside other legends of the game including Sir Tom Finney, Gordon Banks, Alan Shearer and last year’s inductees Rio Ferdinand and David Seaman.

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