Shay Given

Where is Shay Given now?

In his prime regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, Shay Given hung up his goalkeeping gloves at the end of the 2016-17 season after being released by Stoke City.

Starting his professional career at Blackburn Rovers, he went onto make 636 first team appearances for eight teams including loan spells at Swindon and Sunderland in his youth and Middlesbrough during his time at Aston Villa later on in his career.

An FA Cup winner with Manchester City, he also won the old First Division title with Sunderland, the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Newcastle United and he was also included in the Premier League team of the year side on three occasions.

Given was also the preferred Republic of Ireland goalkeeper for 20 years between 1996 and 2016 winning 134 caps and representing his nation in the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals and the 2012 European Championships.

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Upon retiring from playing Given completed his goalkeeper coaching license and joined Derby County in 2018 in his current role as the club’s head goalkeeping coach.

He has also dipped his toe in broadcasting and has provided punditry and analysis for broadcasters such as Sky Sports and Star Sports.

Away from football he is heavily involved with charity work and is a patron of Macmillan Cancer Support and Beechwood Cancer Care.

During the 2020 pandemic he setup the not-for-profit fundraising organisation Care Given which raised funds for the supply of PPE equipment to frontline workers.

Follow on Twitter @No1shaygiven

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Shay Given: Premier League Statistics

NationalityRepublic of Ireland
Clean Sheets113
Yellow Cards19
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Stoke City

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