Robbie Savage’s Intro
Although Robbie Savage was not among the most famous footballers during his time, the midfielder still managed to gather a bit of fame during his football career years. Savage was mostly known for his careers at Leicester City, Blackburn, Birmingham and Derby, and he was also known for getting into trouble with the referees. While he didn’t manage to lift trophies like other players, he was still able to rake up 346 Premier League appearances, which is more than David Silva, Michael Owen and David Seaman.
Robbie Savage Age & Career
Robbie Savage was born on the 18th of October 1974 to Colin and Valerie Savage in Wrexham. He went to Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Gwersyllt till he completed his GCSE studies in 1991. After finishing school, he joined Manchester United as a trainee, playing as a striker. He was part of the winning team of 1992 that won the FA Youth Cup. While he signed a professional contract with the Manchester club, he never managed to break into their first team before joining Crewe Alexandra in 1994.
At Crewe, he switch to playing in the midfield and he was able to quickly adapt to the first team of the club and helped them achieve promotion to Division Two. He parted ways with the club in his third season to join Premier League team Leicester City in 1997. Robbie Savage was able to establish his name during his five campaigns with Leicester City, and he was also able to lift the 2000 League Cup after defeating Tranmere Rovers in a 2-1 victory. However, Leicester was unable to survive in the Premier League as they were relegated at the end of the 2001/02 season, and Savage moved to Birmingham City to continue his football in the English top flight. He spent two and a half campaigns in Birmingham before moving to Blackburn Rovers in 2005. His spell at Rovers was three campaigns before moving to Derby County for four seasons, with only one of them being played in the Premier League before relegating to the Championship. He hung his football boots in 2011 as he wanted to focus on his then-growing media career.
Robbie Savage’s Net Worth, Salary & Height
While Robbie Savage had an amazing football career, it isn’t as great as many famous footballers we know. Robbie Savage’s net worth is estimated to be £4 million ($4.60 million), and while some of them were said to be accumulated from his football career, most of it is the result of his life after football.
Robbie Savage is currently the director of football of the relaunched Macclesfield FC which now has a new owner in the name of Robert Smethurst. Aside from that, Savage is also a pundit for the BBC as well as BT Sports. Many even regard him as one of the top football pundits in the media industry. Robbie Savage stands 1.85m tall.
Robbie Savage’s Wife & Children
Savage met his wife, Sarah, in his third season at Crewe Alexandra. They were introduced by fellow footballer Danny Murphy, and he went on to tie the knots with her.
The couple is blessed with two sons, with one of them, Charlie, signing a professional contract with Manchester United. Charlie Savage went on to make a senior team debut in a UEFA Champions League match against Young Boys. Robbie Savage, his father, made the commentary for BT Sport for that match.
Robbie Savage Jersey Number
Robbie Savage’s jersey number was popularly known to be the number 8 shirt which he wore for most of his club football career. He also put on the number 44 and 14 jerseys.
For the Wales national team, Savage wore numbers 4, 6, 7, 13, 14 and 16.
Robbie Savage Facts: Did You Know?
- Tottenham Hotspur’s fans hold a grudge against him for getting Justin Edinburgh sent off for a slight contact with him in a League Cup final.
- He won the Birmingham City’s Player of the Year award in 2003
- Robbie Savage had received the most yellow cards (89) in Premier League history till Lee Bowyer, Paul Scholes and Kevin Davies surpassed him.
- Despite his unique style of football, he had only been sent off twice throughout his career.
- He was given an honorary fellowship award at Wrexham’s Glyndŵr University for his services to sport.
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