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Craig Bellamy
Craig Bellamy
Personal information
Full name Craig Douglas Bellamy
Date of birth 13 July 1979 (1979-07-13) (age 40)
Place of birth    Cardiff, Flag of Wales Wales
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth clubs
1988–1990
1990–1996
England Bristol Rovers
England Norwich City
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1996–2000
2000–2001
2001–2005
2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–2009
2009–2011
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2014
Total
England Norwich City
England Coventry City
England Newcastle United
ScotlandCeltic (loan)
England Blackburn Rovers
England Liverpool
England West Ham United
England Manchester City
Flag of WalesCardiff City (loan)
England Liverpool
Flag of Wales Cardiff City
084 0(32)
034 00(6)
093 0(28)
012 00(7)
027 0(13)
027 00(7)
024 00(7)
040 0(12)
035 0(11)
024 00(6)
055 00(6)
455 (135)   
National team

1997–1998
1998–2013
2012
Flag of Wales Wales U18
Flag of Wales Wales U21
Flag of Wales Wales
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain
0000(6)
0000(1)
078 0(19)
0000(1)

Craig Douglas Bellamy (born 13 July 1979) is a Welsh former footballer who played as a forward.

Born in Cardiff, Bellamy began his career with Norwich City. He went on to play for Coventry City and Newcastle United, before spending half a season on loan at Celtic in 2005. He returned to the Premier League later that year, playing for Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, West Ham United and Manchester City.

For the 2010–11 season, Bellamy dropped down a division to the Championship in order to represent his boyhood club, Cardiff City, on a season-long loan. He moved to play at former club Liverpool the following season, before returning to Cardiff permanently. He later led Cardiff to the Premier League, the first time they had been in the top-flight for half a century. By scoring for Cardiff, he became the first player in Premier League history to score a goal for seven different teams.

During his career, Bellamy won the Championship, the League Cup, the Scottish Cup and the Community Shield. He also was a runner-up in the FA Cup and Champions League. He was at times criticised for his behaviour on and off the pitch, but has accumulated millions of pounds for charity and also established a football academy in Sierra Leone.

He made his senior debut for Wales in 1998 and over the next fifteen years gained 78 caps for his country and scored 19 goals. He was the Wales captain from 2007 to 2011, when he stepped down from the role due to injuries. Bellamy retired from international football, following the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. He was also a member of the Great Britain Olympic team at the 2012 Olympics in London, appearing five times and scoring once.

External links

Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain Olympic squad - London 2012

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