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Robbie Savage's Biography

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Robbie Savage was born in Wrexham on 18 October 1974.

He went to Ysgol Bryn Alyn school in Gwersyllt.

He joined Manchester United as a trainee, but was given a free transfer by them to Crewe in 1994.

He went on to play for Derby County, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Leicester City, and Brighton and Hove Albion.

He was also a regular in the Welsh national team.

In January 2011, he announced on Twitter that he was retiring at the end of the season as a player.

Robbie Savage is a regular football pundit on BBC Radio Five Live and won The Sony DAB Rising Star Award for his work on 6-O-6.

His book Savage: The Robbie Savage Autobiography was published in August 2011.

In September 2011, Robbie Savage was paired with Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing.

Robbie and Ola were the ninth pair to be voted off Strictly Come Dancing.

Amongst the quotes cited about Robbie Savage in Phil Shaw's The Book of Football Quotations are:

Alan Birchenall, talking about Robbie Savage: "If brains were chocolate, he wouldn't have enough to fill a Smartie."

Martin O'Neill on Robbie Savage: "He looks as if he should be surfing in California, and if there's one thing that annoys me about him, it's that tan. We haven't been to Barbados recently, so he must have been on the sun-bed. As we approach February, I like players to have that drained pale look that I always had at that stage of the season."

In 2017, the BBC launched the radio show and podcast Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy, featuring Andrew Flintoff, Robbie Savage and Matthew Syed discussing sports' talking points.

In November 2019, Robbie Savage signed for non-league side Stockport Town in the 10th tier of English football.

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