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Gary Bailey

Gary Bailey

Clubs played for: Manchester United (1978-1986)





Biography: Paid his own air fare from South Africa to Manchester for a trial but quickly established himself as a top quality goalkeeper following the retirement of Alex Stepney. Appeared in a Wembley Cup Final at the end of his first season which ended in a defeat to Arsenal, he went onto pick up two winner's medals in 1983 and 1985. He earned the nickname of Dracula because of his fear of crosses. A serious knee injury picked up on international duty ended his career when he was at his peak, and his contract was cancelled in September 1987. Born in Ipswich, son of Roy (Crystal Palace and Ipswich), Gary, an England International goalkeeper, has spent much of his life in Johannesburg where he settled and became an anchorman on South African television channel Supersport. After starting his media career in radio, he was an ambassador for South Africa's bid to host the 2010 World Cup.

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Bailey, Gary Gary once bought some ducks for his new pond, didn't get them clipped, released them and guess what!!!! They all flew away

Bailey, Gary Remember away game at ipswich when Gary Bailey saved two penalties and we lost 6-0 so he saved us more embarrassing if he had not played that day all the best gary

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