When the news broke that Wales manager Gary Speed had died on November 27, 2011, the football community reacted with shock and immediately went into mourning.
The former Leeds, Newcastle, Everton and Bolton player was an absolute powerhouse on the pitch, dominating games alone and standing out in the golden era of British box-to-box midfielders.
Speed won a title with Leeds in 1992 and earned 85 caps for his nation, whom he was coaching to great success when he tragically took his own life.
More than for his on-pitch achievements, however, Speed was remembered as a true gentleman of the game, a natural leader and a kind-hearted man.
Here, we’ve rounded up 11 quotes that sum him up as a player and person.
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