See also: Bellamy
Craig Bellamy was formed with the Norwich City FC. It made its beginnings with the the Canaries the March 15th 1997, at the time of a match against the Crystal De luxe hotel Football Club. It was titular indisputable during the season 1997 - 1998, appearing 36 times in the course of play, for 13 goals. It missed the first two months of the season 1998 - 1999, wounded after a shock with the Défenseur of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Kevin Muscat, but makes a success of a honourable season all the same, with 17 goals in 40 matches.
Bellamy loupa a good part of the season 1999 - 2000, because of a wound to the Knee occurred at the time of a match of pre-season against the Southend United Football Club. It made its return on the grounds in April 2000. Many rumors of transfer appeared with the be 2000 in connection with Craig Bellamy, which sent it to Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Celtic Glasgow and with the Wimbledon FC. But the destination of Bellamy will be finally the Coventry City Football Club, which it joined for the sum of 6,5 million books (purchase financed by the sale of Robbie Keane with the Inter Milan).
Craig Bellamy was not in success at the time of its first season to the Coventry City Football Club. In December, it added up only three goals, including two on Penalty. A rumor returned it even to the Norwich City Football Club. The Coventry City Football Club was close to relegation, and Bellamy declared that he would like to leave if the club goes down. It is what, unfortunately for the Sky Blues , arrived, and, in spite of a very poor season (6 goals in 34 matches), Bellamy always caused intêret near more crested teams, as Newcastle United which recruited it.
Craig Bellamy made its beginnings with Newcastle United of most beautiful in the manners, while marking at the time of its first match gained 4-0 against the Belgian team of KSC Lokeren. Under the crook of the manager Bobby Robson, it formed a prolific duet of attack in company of Alan Shearer. At the end of its first season with the Magpies , it accepted the price of " Player of the year of First League" , at the expense of players such as Steven Gerrard.
The most important moment of the second season with Newcastle United of Craig Bellamy was undoubtedly its two goals (of which the goal gaining) at the time of victory 3-2 against the Feyenoord Rotterdam, which made it possible the club to reach the second phase of groups of the Ligue of the Champions. Unfortunately, the enfant terrible of English football was excluded with the match following, lost 4-1 against the Inter Milan, to have given a kick to a Défenseur of the Inter, and was suspended three matches. It is not the first time that Bellamy was pointed out by its behavior. In March 2004, it threw a chair on its trainer John Carver.
After the departure of Bobby Robson in August 2004, Bellamy had a public argument with Graeme Souness, substitute of Robson. The January 23rd 2005, it was isolated for a match of First League against the Arsenal FC. Before the match, Graeme Souness declared that he suffered from the Tendon, but itself was put in contradiction at the time of the press conference of the after-match, ensuring this time that Bellamy avit put at rest because it was not prepared to play like medium right.
Later, Bellamy gave itself an interview, where he affirmed being ready to play any position. He acknowledged to have threatened to be voluntarily wounded before the match against the Arsenal FC, and, later, about it showed Graeme Souness to have lied. Two days after this famous match, the leaders of Newcastle United reflect Bellamy with the fine, where it had to pay the two weeks equivalent of wages (approximately 80.000 books). The January 31st 2005, last day of the Mercato of Winter, it was lent to the Celtic FC for the remainder of the season. It avoided a transfer to Birmingham City, announcing with Graeme Souness and to the president Freddy Shepherd: " I am Craig Bellamy and I do not sign for the football clubs of merde" (sic).
Bellamy found Newcastle United in September 2006, at the time of a victory of its club the Liverpool FC against the Magpies . The assistant trainer Terry McDermott made the revelation then that Bellamy was hated with Newcastle.
(2005 January - June)
It marked nine goals for the Celtic FC at the time of the remainder of the season. It belonged to the team which gained the Coupe of Scotland, the first trophy of its career. The club was therefore to preserve it, but the July 7th 2005, its return in Premiership was announced. It signed with the Blackburn Rovers for a sum, according to the rumors, between 2,5 and 5 million books.
The contract of Bellamy with the Blackburn Rovers related to four years, and it found its former trainer with the Welsh team Mark Hughes. During this successful season, it marked seventeen goals, and saw the intêret in its connection of the large teams of First League renewed.
It worsened the level of its approval rating with Newcastle United started already well after having sent SMS undoubtedly insulting to the captain of the club Alan Shearer, following the defeat of Newcastle United in semi-finals of the Coupe of England against Manchester United. The agent of Bellamy affirmed that this one was responsible at all for these SMS, since it had lost its Mobile phone at this time. Kenneth Shepherd, wire of president Freddy, also accepted messages of insults. Alan Shearer would have threatened of " he Peter his gueule" if it returned to Newcastle United.
(starting from 2006)
The June 20th 2006, Craig Bellamy was the subject of an offer on behalf of the Liverpool FC, of approximately 6,5 million books according to the rumors. The trainer Rafael Benítez was filled with enthusiasm then: " Bellamy has the ability, speed and the talent that us recherchions". Moreover, the interested party is supposed to have supported the Liverpool FC during his youth. He signed the June 23rd 2006 and became officially a Red on July 1st.
Its beginnings with its new club were puffing. In spite of impressive performances at the time of the matches of pre-season, where it marked as of its first match against the Maccabi Haïfa, Bellamy does not succeed in marking in First League. It ends up finding the way of the nets at the time of a match against its preceding club, the Blackburn Rovers. After an arrest to have attacked a woman in a bar of Cardiff, it had a great impact at the time of victory 4-0 against the Wigan Athletic Football Club, by marking two goals and by delivering a decisive master key. It marked two weeks again later, against the Charlton Athletic.
In February 2007, indiscretions reported that Bellamy had attacked his/her comrade of team John Arne Riise with a club of Golf at the time of a drive to the Portugal. The incident took the nickname of " The Nutter and the Putter" (in French, " the lunatic and the club of golf"). The trainer Rafael Benítez accepted the excuses of the two players, who were constrained with a fine corresponding to two weeks of wages. At the time of the match following the incident, outside against FC Barcelona, Bellamy celebrated its equalization with 1-1 by imitating a blow of Golf.
He announced the April 28th 2007 at the time of a program of Télévision which he would leave the Liverpool FC with nearest the Mercato of be, asserting that there was a lack of communication between him and the trainer Rafael Benítez, as from the divergent opinions separated them in connection with its use during a match. But it made volte face the next day, when it ensured on the official site of the Liverpool FC which it was annoyed to deal with this problem in full period of preparation for match of Ligue of the Champions against the Chelsea FC. Bellamy reassured the fans, ensuring that it remained at 100% committed for the club. He also declared that Rafael Benítez was the trainer whom he had the most admired in his career and whom it wished, if it were reconverted later as a trainer, to take as a starting point this one. During this match of semi-finals against the Chelsea FC, Craig Bellamy could be considering conversing with Rafael Benítez, and their relation appeared to be friendly. At the time of the finale of League of the Champions lost 2-1 against the Milan AC, it was left on the bench and did not enter concerned.
The British newspapers relayed many rumors in connection with the future of Bellamy in '' Red ''. It was thus related to a transfer to Aston Villa and also to the Celtic FC which would like to see it returning on the side of the Celtic Park. The president of West Ham United, Eggert Magnússon, would be also interested by the profile of the Attaquant Welsh, so as to cure the fiasco Carlos Tevez. It could be also that Bellamy turns over to its preceding club, Blackburn Rovers.
In October 2006, it was promoted captain by the trainer John Toshack, the usual captain Ryan Giggs being wounded, for the match of the qualifications to the Euro 2008 against the Slovakia. Unfortunately for the Wales, it was a defeat 5-1. However, at the time of its second match as a captain against the Cyprus, the Wales gained 3-1.Bellamy account 46 selections for 13 goals.
The father of Craig, Douglas, worked in the Acier with Cardiff before being made lay off there is little when its company was declared in bankruptcy. The mother of Craig, Angela, is social worker. Craig Bellamy has Maltese origins by his/her grandfather. It has two brothers, Paul, the elder one, working in a center of call, and Matthew, smaller, which is apprentice welder.
It shares its life with Claire Jansen since childhood. The couple has two boys, Ellis, born in 1997 and Cameron, born in 2001, and awaits a third child. Claire Jansen and Craig Bellamy marriés the June 3rd 2006. Their Honeymoon was stopped when Bellamy had to turn over to Cardiff to answer in front of the judges of an aggression on a nineteen year old young girl in a Nightclub of the city in March 2006, but was discharged.
2002 : Better young person player of First League of the year
- 2002 : The fans of the club voted so that its name is reproduced on the " Norwich City F.C. Hall off Fame" , where figure hundred players emblematic of the club.
2005 : Cut of Scotland
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