Gareth Southgate Biography
|Date of Birth:||1970 , September-3|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Watford, Hertfordshire, England|
|Affair with||Alison Southgate|
|Married to||Alison Southgate|
|Awards||Sports Book of the Year award|
Born and raised in Watford, Hertfordshire, Gareth Southgate is an England national team manager since 2016. He began his managerial career with the club Middlesbrough, in June 2006. Southgate later joined the England under-21 team in August 2013. He is a former professional footballer who spent most of his football career playing with the club Crystal Palace as a defender. He has also played for Aston Villa and Middlesbrough and won the League Cup with both clubs Aston Villa in 1995-96 and Middlesbrough in 2003-04 as a captain.
He scored his first international goal on October 14th, 1998 against Luxembourg. His football career ended at the age of 35 after making above 500 league appearances.
Early Life And Education of Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, on September 3, 1970, under the birth sign Taurus. He is the son of Clive Southgate and Barbara Southgate. Regarding his nationality, Southgate is English and ethnicity wise, he is Caucasian.
Southgate graduated from the Hazelwick School in Crawley, West Sussex.
Gareth Southgate’s Professional Career
Southgate made his professional football debut playing initially at right-back position with the football club Crystal Palace. He played for the club for more than 7-year from 1988-1995, scoring 15 goals throughout his 152 league matches with the club.
In 1995, Gareth Southgate was transferred to Aston Villa making an agreement of £2.5 million with the club. He played as the center-back for the club as well as became a part of a formidable defense. He also lead the team to reach the FA Cup Final. In short, he made 192 league appearance scoring 7-goal all over his career with the club.
During the first season with the club, Southgate was a firm favorite at the Riverside and won the club’s Player of the Year award after a series of assured exhibits while receiving no yellow cards. He also became the captain for the 2002-03 season. He was the first ever Middlesbrough caption to lift the major trophy winning the League Cup in February 2004.
Southgate’s career with the club ended making 160 league appearance scoring 4 goals. He played his final match for the club against Sevilla in the 2006 UEFA Final.
After playing with a number of world’s top-flight clubs, Gareth Southgate eventually made his place in the England national team and played his first international game against Portugal as a substitute, in December 1995. He also made his appearance in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000.
The footballer registered his first international goal for his nation playing against Luxembourg on October 14, 1998, in a Euro 2000 qualifier. And he scored his second international goal in a friendly match against South Africa.
Gareth Southgate’s Managerial Career
Following his illustrious career in which he played over 500 matches, Southgate made his transition into the field of management and joined his last club Middlesbrough as their manager, in June 2006. As a manager, Southgate’s biggest win came in May 2008, in the 8-1 victory against Manchester City. He left the club on 20th October 2009.
England And Other Works
In August 2013, Southgate started his managerial career with the England under-21 team, signing a contract for three-year. He also led the team to qualify for the final of the European Under-21 Championship in 2015.
On September 27th, 2016, Southgate became the temporary coach of the senior England team after its former coach Sam Allardyce resigned due to an ongoing scandal. Under his leadership, his team won against Malta. He signed a four-year contract with England national team as their manager, on 30 November 2016.
Prior to his football and coaching career, Southgate was also involved in several another works. He has written the book along with his close friend and current Crystal Palace goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman titled Woody & Nord: A Football Friendship. The book is about their friendship which lasted beyond their financial. The book was also honored with the Sports Book of the Year award for 2004 from the National Sporting Club.
Besides, Southgate became the FA’s head of elite development at the beginning of 2011, to work with Sir Trevor Brooking. And he left the post in the following year.
Gareth Southgate’s Net Worth
Gareth Southgate has earned a considerable amount of money from his career, as a footballer and manager. According to some reliable online sources the England manager, Southgate’s net worth is believed to be more than $7 million.
In 1995, Southgate signed a contract of £2.5 million with Aston Villa. He is also set to earn £500,000 within two-month as England interim boss. According to the Times magazine, the Football Association reward Southgate by giving him the same salary as Allardyce on a pro rata basis for taking over at such short notice. He will receive £3million annually.
The Football Association also offered Southgate £1.5 as an annual salary until 2020.
He is the proud owner of Audi A7 which worth is around $69,700. He purchased the property near Harrogate, North Yorks, for $4.33 million, in 2006. He kept his house for sale for $4.27 million, in 2016.
Gareth Southgate’s Personal Life
Gareth Southgate is a married man. He tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend Alison Southgate in 1997. The couple is blessed with two children. It’s been nearly two decades since the duo got together and started their journey. They are still very much in love and no rumors of divorce have been heard.
Southgate is also active on micro-blogging site Twitter. He is a big fan of former footballer Bryan Robson.