Robbie Savage is in the top 50 most capped Premier League players of all time. He was renowned for his hard working and aggressive playing style and notched up two decades playing for the Welsh national team, as well as a host of other Premier League giants. Since retiring as a player, he has become a media personality in his own right and gone on to gain a considerable following for his football punditry.
Style of Play
Robbie’s style as a midfield player was all-action and energetic, and he regularly collected yellow cards; for a while he held the dubious distinction of being awarded the most yellow cards of any Premiership player in the league’s history – 89, although he has now been overtaken by Lee Bowyer.
Robbie Savage began his career playing for Manchester United’s youth team. He went on to make over 600 appearances for Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Leicester City, Crewe Alexandra, and Brighton and Hove Albion. In his last two games he was met with a round of applause and a standing ovation from both sets of supporters.
He also played in the Welsh national team for more than 20 years.
Television, Punditry and Other Work
Off the pitch, Robbie Savage is carving out a name for himself as one of Britain’s favourite pundits and won The Sony DAB Rising Star Award for his work on BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 programme.
His book, Savage! The Robbie Savage Autobiography, was released in August 2011.
Robbie Savage took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Ola Jordan. The show broadcast on 22 October saw Savage perform a dramatic knee-slide towards the camera, which resulted in a broken nose. Robbie left the competition on 4 December 2011, and as such was placed 6th. He also appeared on the ITV2 comedy show Celebrity Juice.
What he offers
Robbie’s honest and forthright opinions can be read weekly in his Daily Mirror column and Zoo magazine, as well as being heard in his regular appearances on both TV and radio for the BBC.
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