Soccer Player

Shay Given

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Age 47
Birthday April 201976
Birth Sign Taurus
City Ireland
Country Ireland
Profession Soccer Player

Shay Given is a famous Soccer Player, born on April 20, 1976 in Ireland. As of December 2022, Shay Given’s net worth is $5 Million. He had a 12-year stint with Newcastle United and also played for Manchester City before signing with Aston Villa in 2011.

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Siblings Pat Shovelin
Spouse Jane Cunningham
Children(s) Shayne Given

Shay Given Biography

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper was twice named the FAI Senior International Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Séamus John James “Shay” Given (born 20 April 1976) is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeper coach at Derby County..

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

His performances for Celtic’s youth team did bring him to the attention of Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish, and he signed for the English side on a free transfer in the summer of 1994.

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Born in Lifford, County Donegal, Given’s footballing career began at local amateur side Lifford Celtic where he shot to notoriety for conceding seven goals on his debut. He was propelled into the limelight when he played in an FAI Junior Cup semi-final for Lifford Celtic. At 14, his performances for the club attracted attention from Celtic, and he was invited to train with their youth side during a pre-season tour of Ireland in 1991. Given signed for the club a year later. Despite being named to the substitutes bench for the Old Firm derby against Rangers on 1 January 1994, Given never made a first-team appearance.

Shay Given Net Worth

Shay Given is one of the richest Soccer Player & listed on most popular Soccer Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Shay Given‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Soccer Player
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He began playing in the Celtic F.C. youth system at age 15.

Born in Lifford, County Donegal, Given’s footballing career began at local amateur side Lifford Celtic where he shot to notoriety for conceding seven goals on his debut. He was propelled into the limelight when he played in an FAI Junior Cup semi-final for Lifford Celtic. At 14, his performances for the club attracted attention from Celtic, and he was invited to train with their youth side during a pre-season tour of Ireland in 1991. Given signed for the club a year later. Despite being named to the substitutes bench for the Old Firm derby against Rangers on 1 January 1994, Given never made a first-team appearance.

Given started his career at Celtic, however he never made a first-team appearance and he was released and signed by Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer in 1994. Given was part of both the Sunderland team who won the Football League First Division title in 1995–96 and the Swindon Town team who won the Football League Second Division title that same season, while on loan from Blackburn. He was signed by Newcastle United in 1997 for a fee of £1.5 million, and it was there that he began competing to be a first-choice Premier League goalkeeper. Given was part of the teams who came runners-up in the 1998 and 1999 FA Cup campaigns, and was named in the Premier League Team of the Season for 2001–02 and 2005–06. He played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup with Newcastle, and was involved in the club’s title challenge in 2001–02. Although he submitted a transfer request during the 2000–01 campaign after losing his position in the starting line-up, it was denied, and Given went on to regain his place.

Given represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level before earning five caps for the Republic of Ireland national under-21 team. Although he did not become a regular first team player for Blackburn Rovers, Given’s performances while on loan at Swindon and Sunderland led to him being called up to the Republic of Ireland squad in 1996. He made his debut for the national team on 27 March 1996, in a game against Russia. Although Ireland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup or UEFA Euro 2000, Given established himself as first-choice goalkeeper. He played in all of his nation’s games at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. With draws against Cameroon and Germany and a 3–0 win against Saudi Arabia, the team reached the second round of the competition. Meeting Spain in the knockout round, Ireland forced penalties with the score at 1–1 at the end of extra time. Three missed penalties for Ireland ended their participation in the tournament, and Spain progressed to the next round.

Who is Shay Given dating?

According to our records, Shay Given married to Jane Cunningham. As of May 2022, Shay Given’s is not dating anyone.

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In November 1997, Given conceded a strange goal against Coventry City when, after collecting a cross, he rolled the ball out in preparation to make a long clearance. However, he had forgotten that Coventry striker Dion Dublin was still behind him, and Dublin quickly took advantage of the situation by rolling the ball into the empty net. The coincidence of the goalscorer’s name quickly led to the popular word game among football fans that Given “is the only Irishman who doesn’t know where Dublin is” and the goal itself is still regularly featured on lists compiled of bizarre goals.

Shay Given Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Soccer Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Ireland. Shay Given celebrates birthday on April 20 of every year.

Having surpassed the total of 100 caps required for membership, he is part of the FIFA Century Club. Given gained his first international cap in 1996 and played in goal during every match for his country during the 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign, helping them reach the knockout stage. He was later on the pitch in Paris when the Republic of Ireland were knocked out of the play-offs for a spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup by France before helping his team qualify for UEFA Euro 2012. Given played at UEFA Euro 2012 and was selected in Martin O’Neill’s 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 but didn’t appear in any of Ireland’s four matches at the tournament. Given is the second most capped Republic of Ireland player (after Robbie Keane). He announced his international retirement in July 2016, having amassed 134 caps for his country and kept 52 clean sheets.

What does Shay Given do now?

In June 2018, Given was appointed goalkeeping coach at Derby County under new manager Frank Lampard. He retained his position when Phillip Cocu was appointed manager in July 2019.

Is Shay Given a Newcastle legend?

FORMER Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been inducted into the Newcastle United Hall of fame.

How old is Shay Given?

46 years (April 20, 1976)

What team does Shay Given play for?

He signed Given for Newcastle in 1997. Shay Given made 463 appearances for Newcastle before moving to Manchester City in 2009. He spent 2 years with Manchester City before moving to Aston Villa in 2011. Shay joined Stoke City in 2015.

Who is Shay Given married to?

Jane Cunningham

Given was one of the first signings of then-newly appointed manager Dalglish. Given made his debut in Newcastle’s 2–1 home victory over Sheffield Wednesday on 9 August 1997 and immediately established himself in the first team, beating fellow goalkeepers Pavel Srníček, Shaka Hislop and Steve Harper to the position. Newcastle advanced to the final of the FA Cup, and Given played the whole match as the team were defeated 2–0 by league champions Arsenal. The club also progressed to the final the following year, but Given was replaced by Steve Harper as Newcastle lost 2–0 in the final, this time to Manchester United.

Given submitted a written transfer request in December 2000, after failing to regain his place in the first team from Steve Harper after a thigh injury had ruled him out of a match against Leeds United. Manager Sir Bobby Robson stated at the time: “A lot of clubs have a very good goalkeeper and one who stands by. I think we have two keepers — and Harper is proving that — who can play in the Premiership”. The club rejected Given’s request, which was then withdrawn by the goalkeeper, who later stated that his “intention was simply to express [his] frustration at being left out of the team,” and that he “never had any intention of actually leaving the club.” An injury to Harper led to Given being recalled to the first team, and he kept his place for the rest of the season.

In the 2001–02 season, Given played in every Premier League match as Newcastle’s previously unexpected title challenge ended in a fourth-place finish in the league. A highlight of the season was Given saving a Fabrizio Ravanelli penalty in a 1–0 win over Derby County on 24 November 2001. Given was selected in the PFA Team of the Year and Newcastle’s league position meant that they would enter the qualifying stages of the UEFA Champions League the following season.

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