|Full name||Gary Alexander Neville|
|Date of birth||18 February 1975|
|Place of birth||Bury, England|
|Height||1. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Irwell, north-northwest of the city of Manchester, west-southwest of England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 79 m (5 ft 101⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / central defender|
|Current club||Manchester United|
|1992–||Manchester United||364 (5)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Gary Alexander Neville (born February 18, 1975 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English football player. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Irwell, north-northwest of the city of Manchester, west-southwest of Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He is England's most capped right full back and Manchester United's club captain. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football A cap is an appearance for a select team such as a school county or international team in sports In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring Neville started at and has played his entire career so far at Old Trafford, making him to date a rare one club man. A one-club man is a term used to describe a football player who has played his entire professional Career with only one club He made his international debut in 1995 and has been first choice right back for club and country for more than ten years.
He is the brother of fellow Premier League footballer and Everton captain Phil Neville, who was also a Manchester United player (from 1993 until 2005). Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. Philip Gary Polka Neville "The Big P" Neville (born 21 January 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English His sister Tracey Neville plays netball for England, his mother Jill is a receptionist for Bury and his father Neville Neville was once a cricketer for Lancashire. Tracey Neville (born 21 January, 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is one of England's most capped Netball players playing Netball is a non-contact team Sport similar to and derived from Basketball. Bury Football Club is an English association football team based in Bury, Greater Manchester. Neville Neville is a former league Cricketer football agent and director and the father of Premier League footballers Gary Neville and Phil Neville Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Lancashire County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen major county clubs which make up the English domestic Cricket structure representing the historic
Gary Neville made his senior debut for United in September 1992 against Torpedo Moscow in the UEFA Cup. FC Torpedo Moscow (Russian Футбольный клуб "Торпедо" Москва is a Russian football club based in Moscow. Gary emerged as part of Alex Ferguson's phenomenal youth-oriented side of the 1990s (nicknamed Fergie's Fledglings, an updated take on the 1950s equivalent Busby Babes) that included his brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes. Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager Philip Gary Polka Neville "The Big P" Neville (born 21 January 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Ely, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. Nicholas "Nicky" Butt (born January 21, 1975 in Gorton, Manchester) is an English footballer who currently plays Paul Aaron Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who has spent his whole career at Manchester United. He became a regular choice at right back in 1994 and has remained so ever since. In the summer of 2004 Neville signed a four-year contract with United. A contract is an exchange of promises between two or more parties to do or refrain from doing an act which is enforceable in a court of law
In December 2005, Gary was appointed the new captain of Manchester United, following Roy Keane's departure. Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of
In January 2006, his actions were the subject of some controversy after his celebration in front of the visiting Liverpool fans at Old Trafford, when he was seen to run from the half-way line towards the opposing fans to celebrate the 90th minute injury-time winning headed goal by United defender Rio Ferdinand. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer. His actions were criticized by Liverpool player Jamie Carragher, sections of the media and police who blamed him for disturbances between fans after the game. James Lee Duncan "Jamie" Carragher (born 28 January 1978 in Bootle, Merseyside) is a central defender/right-back playing his club football at Liverpool He was subsequently charged with improper conduct by the Football Association. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey Neville contested this, asking if it was preferable for players to act like "robots" and show no emotions. He was fined £5,000 and warned about his future conduct.
Thus far, Gary Neville has won seven Premiership titles, three FA Cups, two European Cup and one League Cup, the last of which was his first trophy as captain. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition
Neville recovered from an injury suffered against Bolton in March 2007 and in his first match back, a reserve game against Everton in January 2008, he scored a rare goal in the 21st minute of the game which helped Manchester United to a 2-2 draw. Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. 
On April 9 2008, Neville made his long awaited comeback against A.S. Roma in the UEFA Champions League, quarter-final, second-leg at Old Trafford as an 81st minute substitute for Anderson. Associazione Sportiva Roma, ( commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an Italian professional football club from Rome, and are currently amongst See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira (born 13 April 1988 in Porto Alegre, Brazil) best known as Anderson, is a Brazilian footballer Neville was welcomed back to the pitch with a standing ovation, and was promptly given the captain's armband. It was Neville's 99th Champions League appearance.
Neville made his first appearance for England in 1995 when he was picked by Terry Venables for the friendly against Japan. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football Terence Frederick 'Terry' Venables (born 6 January 1943 in Dagenham, London often referred to as ' El Tel', is an English football manager The Japan national football team is the national football team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. On 23 May 1996, he was joined in the England team by his brother Phil Neville for a match against China; they had also appeared together in the 1996 FA Cup Final two weeks earlier and thus were the first pair of brothers to play together in an FA Cup-final winning side and for England in the same season since Hubert and Francis Heron in 1877, 119 years earlier. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Philip Gary Polka Neville "The Big P" Neville (born 21 January 1977 in Bury, Greater Manchester) is an English The China PR national football team ( is the national football team of China and is governed by the Chinese Football Association (CFA The 1996 FA Cup final was the 51st to be held at Wembley Stadium after the Second World War and was held between two of the biggest rivals in English Football George Hubert Hugh Heron ( 30 January 1852 - 5 June 1914) was an English footballer who made five appearances as a Charles Francis William (Frank Heron (1853 &ndash 23 October 1914 was an English footballer who made one appearance as a forward for England 
He has been the first choice right back for his country ever since, playing for five different coaches. He was the only player above 30 years of age to be selected in Steve McClaren's first squad in 2006, with the omission of David Beckham, David James, and Sol Campbell (though these three would later all be recalled). Stephen "Steve" McClaren (born 3 May 1961 is an English football manager and former player David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. David Benjamin James (born 1 August 1970 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Portsmouth Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell (born 18 September 1974 paddington, London is an English footballer.
Neville is considered a good candidate, injury permitting, to achieve 100 appearances for England; or, at the very least, become his country's most capped full back overall - Kenny Sansom, the former Crystal Palace and Arsenal left back, currently holds that honour with 86 caps. Kenneth Graham Sansom (born September 26, 1958 in Camberwell, London) is an English former footballer. Crystal Palace FC is an English football club based in South Norwood, London. The emergence of teenager Micah Richards and form of Manchester United club-mate Wes Brown has placed his position in the England team under threat, though he is expected to be recalled to the England squad once his fitness is regained. Micah Lincoln Richards (born 24 June 1988 in Birmingham, West Midlands) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Manchester City Wesley Michael "Wes" Brown (born 13 October 1979 in Longsight, Manchester) is an English football player who plays as a defender for
He had been the youngest first choice player in the England first team during Euro 96, his first tournament, playing in each game until the semi-final, when he was suspended and England were subsequently knocked out by eventual winners, Germany. The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. He also played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Football Championship, which is held every four years and organized by A broken foot put paid to his hopes of playing the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but he quickly returned to the side after regaining his fitness, and was once again the first choice right back by the time of Euro 2004. The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
Neville missed the latter stages of the qualification campaign for the 2006 World Cup with injury. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament He returned to the England team in March 2006 for a friendly against Uruguay. The Uruguay national football team is controlled by the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol.
As expected, Neville was selected for England's 2006 World Cup squad. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament He played in his normal position of right back in England's opening Group B game against Paraguay. The Paraguay national football team is the national team of Paraguay and is controlled by the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol. However, Neville pulled his calf in training the night before the team's second game against Trinidad & Tobago. The Trinidad and Tobago national football team, nicknamed The Soca Warriors, is the national team of Trinidad and Tobago and is controlled by the Trinidad He was forced to miss that game, the team's final group game against Sweden, and England's round of sixteen game against Ecuador. The Swedish national football team is the national football team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The Ecuador national football team is the national team of Ecuador and is governed by the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol.
He returned to training on June 27, and played the full match, including extra time, in England's losing quarter-final against Portugal on July 1. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. It was his 81st England cap, taking him a clear ninth in the all-time rankings, ahead of Gary Lineker and team-mate Michael Owen, who had briefly drawn level with Neville during the World Cup. Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football Striker who scored Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979 in Chester, Cheshire) is an English football player who currently plays for and captains Newcastle United
Neville also took over the England captaincy during this game after the substitution of David Beckham due to an injury shortly after half-time, despite the previous match's deputy captain John Terry also being on the field. David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. John George Terry (born 7 December 1980 in Barking, London is an English Professional footballer.
After the defeat to Portugal, Neville announced that he would continue to be available for selection for his country under new coach Steve McClaren and added that, unlike some former international team-mates, he would not ever make the decision to retire from the England set-up, stating: "That decision is not Gary Neville's to make". Stephen "Steve" McClaren (born 3 May 1961 is an English football manager and former player As one of three club captains (along with Terry and Steven Gerrard) in the first choice England line-up, he was mentioned as a contender for the England captaincy which Beckham vacated after elimination from the World Cup. Steven George Gerrard MBE (ˈdʒɛrɑd born 30 May 1980 Whiston Merseyside) is an English football player However, he was clearly an outsider and Terry was given the job and Steven Gerrard made vice-captain.
On October 11, Neville was involved in a game-changing incident during a Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia when his straightforward backpass took an unfortunate bounce and caused goalkeeper Paul Robinson to miss his kick, which resulted in the ball ending up in the net. Events 1138 - A massive earthquake struck Aleppo, Syria. 1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football Paul William Robinson (born 15 October, 1979 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire) is an English football goalkeeper Although Robinson was at the centre of the moment, Neville had to be officially credited with an own goal, the second of his England career. An own goal occurs in Association football and other goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team
On February 7, 2007, Neville won his 85th cap in England's 1-0 friendly defeat to Spain. Events 457 - Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 - Battle of Montesarchio in which the Prince Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish His appearance took him to within one cap of equalling Sansom's record for an England full back, and eighth in the all-time appearances list for his country. However, an ankle injury suffered on March 17 2007 while playing for Manchester United robbed him of the chance to equal and then beat Sansom's record, as he was forced to miss the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Andorra on March 24 and 28 respectively. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger The Israeli National Football Team (נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל is the national football team of Israel and is controlled by the Israel Football Association See also Andorra CF The Andorra national football team is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Surgery on his ankle ruled him out of two summer matches at the new Wembley, and then a calf muscle injury delayed his recovery in the autumn. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. The calf or gastroc-soleus is a pair of Muscles mdashthe gastrocnemius and soleus &mdashat the back of the lower Human leg. He now will not be able to become England's most capped full back until the summer of 2008 at the earliest.
Injury problems have threatened to put an end to Gary's international playing career prematurely. After Steve McLaren was sacked rumours surfaced that he might be approached to become part of the new management setup. This would be likely to involve working as a defensive coach and motivational figure in the dressing room under whichever manager the FA choose to appoint. This is now unlikely to happen as Fabio Capello has been appointed as England manager. Fabio Capello (born 18 June 1946 in Pieris, San Canzian d'Isonzo, Gorizia) is an Italian football manager and former professional
Neville does hold or co-hold a number of England records already:
Neville has now appeared at least once for England in each of the last 13 years, a feat which is bettered only by Billy Wright and Peter Shilton (14 consecutive years) and the record holder David Seaman (15 consecutive years). William Ambrose "Billy" Wright, CBE (6 February 1924 – 3 September 1994 was an English footballer, who spent his whole career at Wolverhampton Peter Leslie Shilton, OBE (born Leicester, England, 18 September 1949) is a former football goalkeeper who holds the David Andrew Seaman MBE (born 19 September 1963 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is a former English football
Gary has a reputation as a "union" figure within the England camp — he was allegedly the ringleader of an idea to boycott an important Euro 2004 qualifier in Turkey in support of teammate Rio Ferdinand who had been issued with a ban for missing a drug test. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978 in Peckham, London) is an English footballer. For the episode of the American television series The Office, see " Drug Testing " The strike never occurred and the match went ahead. He was believed to be behind a similar player protest in support of Alan Smith after the striker was dropped from the England squad because of his arrest related to an alleged off-the-field indiscretion, later proven to be untrue. Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980 in Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Gary was also thought to be the chief instigator of the England players' snub of the British press and media after a match. The public perception of these incidents has led to Gary being lampooned in the media, for example his dubbing by the often-irreverent website Football365, as "Citizen Neville" (after Citizen Smith), while another cited nickname is "Red Nev". Citizen Smith was a British television sitcom The show was written by John Sullivan, who went on later to write Only Fools and Horses. Neville's face has since frequently been superimposed onto the iconic image of Che Guevara in a range of contexts, including a humorous t-shirt. Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14 Following the Cuban revolution,Guevara reviewed  For some followers of football this has turned Neville from a hate figure, reviled for his devotion to Manchester United to a cult figure, celebrated for the loyalty he shows for his club. A hate figure is a person normally in the public eye who is widely disliked A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture.
In 2005, Gary prompted another debate in the aftermath of an England game against the Netherlands, which had been used to promote the "Let's kick racism out of football" campaign. The Netherlands national football team is the national football team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Association List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that Gary questioned whether certain corporate sponsors involved in the match believed in the cause enough to justify the publicity they received.
Gary has a long standing relationship with the Mediterranean island of Malta, he has been an official tourism ambassador since 2001 and works with Air Malta to promote the country which he has regularly visited since childhood. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands An ambassador is the highest ranking Diplomat who represents their country Air Malta plc is the national Airline of Malta, based in Luqa. In return the Malta Tourism Authority and Air Malta sponsor the Gary Neville Soccer School on the island, which Gary tutors at every summer.
He is currently on the Management Committee of the Professional Footballers' Association. The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA is the association for professional footballers in the United Kingdom.
Major Honours Only
|Manchester United Captain|
|NAME||Neville, Gary Alexander|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Professional footballer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 18, 1975|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bury, England|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|