Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thanks for Everything Neville!

Neville retires

Gary Neville has retired from football after almost 20 years playing at Manchester United.

Gary signed for United in July 1991 and was part of the famous Class of ’92 that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. He then became a first-team regular alongside his teammates from that side, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, his brother Philip and David Beckham.

In his time at Old Trafford, Gary played 602 games and scored seven goals. He has won the Champions League, eight Premier League trophies, three FA Cups, two League Cups, the Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. He became club captain in 2005.

Gary won 85 caps for England between 1995 and 2007, playing in two World Cups (1998 and 2006) and three European Championships (1996, 2000 and 2004).

Neville, 36 this month, made the decision after much consideration. He said:

"I have been a Manchester United fan all my life and fulfilled every dream I've ever had. Obviously I am disappointed that my playing days are at an end, however it comes to us all, and it's knowing when that time is and for me that time is now. I have played in the most incredible football teams, playing with some of the best players in the world as well as against them and I have been lucky to have been part of the team's achievements and the club's great success."

Gary Neville
Appearances: 602
Goals: 7
Signed from: Trainee
Debut: 16 Sep 1992 v Torpedo Moscow
Premier League (95/96, 96/97, 98/99, 99/00, 00/01, 02/03, 06/07, 08/09), 
FA Cup (95/96, 98/99, 03/04), League Cup (05/06, 09/10 ), 
UEFA Champions League (98/99, 07/08), 
Intercontinental Cup (1999), 
FIFA Club World Cup (2008)

p/s: Great player and a great defender.. Thanks for the memory Neville.. GGMU!!

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