Shay Given

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Birthday
20, 1976
Birthplace
Lifford, Ireland
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1976 (age 43)
Birthplace
Lifford, Ireland

About

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was twice named the FAI Senior International Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

Before Fame

He began playing in the Celtic F.C. youth system at age 15.

Trivia

He had a 12-year stint with Newcastle United and also played for Manchester City before signing with Aston Villa in 2011.

Family Life

He married Jane Cunningham in 2001; the couple had two children together.

Associated With

He became good friends with former teammate Gary Speed.