Robert William "Robbie" Savage
(born 18 October 1974 in Wrexham
) is an award-winning radio presenter and former Welsh professional footballer
who played predominately as a midfielder
. During his career he captained Derby County
, and also played for the Welsh
national team. He now presents 606
on BBC Radio Five Live on Saturday evenings alongside Mark 'Chappers' Chapman
with which he was recognised with an award from the Plain English Campaign
He gained notoriety for his playing style; in particular, his close-at-the-heels defending tends to wind up both opposition players and fans. In 2008, the Daily Mail
labelled him as the dirtiest player in Premier League history, based on numbers of yellow cards received, though he has since been surpassed as the player with the most Premier League yellow cards by Lee Bowyer
Savage has two sons with his wife Sarah.
Savage was born in Wrexham
in October 1974 to Colin and Valerie Savage. His father Colin has been suffering from Pick's disease
, a dementia
type illness, since around 2003, when he was still only 56 years old.
He attended Ysgol Bryn Alyn
, until he completed his GCSE
studies in July 1991.
On leaving school, Savage joined Manchester United as an apprentice, despite growing up as a supporter of their great rivals Liverpool
Savage had said in the future he would like to finish... Read More