The soccer player Gary Speed died at the age of 42. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Midfielder who played for the Wales national team from 1990 to 2004 and spent his club career with five different teams, most notably Leeds United and Newcastle United. He tragically took his own life in 2011.
He had two sons, Tommy and Eddy, with longtime partner Louise.
“Everyone I know is fervently proud to be Welsh but you try not to be preachy about it. It’s difficult at times. But when I go home to north Wales, or to somewhere I’ve never been in south Wales, I still feel at home because I’m in Wales. It’s hard to explain.” (Gary Speed)
“A lot of people still disregard something like yoga. I would have as a young player. I would have been too busy playing golf or something.” (Gary Speed)
“I think it’s unfair to criticise someone for not being Welsh, but the smaller the nation, the more patriotic you seem to be.” (Gary Speed)
“I don’t like the showy nationalism – a tattoo, wrapping yourself in a flag – that doesn’t matter to me. The way to show your patriotism and commitment is to go and support or play for your team.” (Gary Speed)
“You’ve got to believe you can get a result from the game.” (Gary Speed)