Gary Speed: Highlights from His Illustrious Career as Player and Manager

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Gary Speed: Highlights from His Illustrious Career as Player and Manager
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The world of football is still in shock this week over the sudden passing of former Premiership footballer and Wales national team coach Gary Speed, found dead yesterday at the age of 42.

Fans, players and managers from Wales, England and all over have left heart-wrenching tributes to the icon, who spent time at Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers as a player and primarily served the Welsh national team as a head coach as well as a player. As the shock of his death is still fresh, it's important to celebrate how he lived, as a man with a loving family, a great friend and coach, and as a man who had a huge impact on Welsh football. 

Here are some highlights from Speed's career as a player and manager in chronological order, many with video so you can relive the magical moments. If you wish to share your own Gary Speed memories, as always, please do so in the comments. 

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