Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage

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Robert William "Robbie" Savage (born 18 October 1974 in Wrexham, Wales) 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.

Early years

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 in Gwersyllt, 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...
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