With ex-Wales international Craig Bellamy announcing his retirement from the game, let’s have a look at the defining numbers of his passionate career.


Craig Bellamy announced his retirement from the game this week after a controversial career which saw him play for Coventry City, Norwich, Liverpool, West Ham, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Celtic, Newcastle United and eventually his hometown club Cardiff City.


But injuries have taken their toll on the controversial attacker and the 34-year-old has therefore decided to quit the game.


But how does his career shape up in numbers…


1 Olympic
Games participated at (2012, Team GB).
3  Career red cards.
3.5 League games per goal
(135 goals in 452 league games).
4 Career trophies: 04/05
Scottish Cup, 11/12 English League Cup, ‘06 Community Shield, 12/13
Championship Winners.
8 Iron of golf club used in
John Arne Riise altercation.
9 Clubs played for.
18 Years as a professional.
19 Goals scored for Wales.
34 Retirement age.
78 Caps won for Wales.
80 Career yellow cards.
169 Career goals.
543 Career appearances.
2002 The year Bellamy won PFA
Young Player of the Year.
14 million Highest individual
transfer fee paid (£) (West Ham to Manchester City).
45 million Total value of transfer
fees (£).

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