1. Shay Given




Position: Goalkeeper  
Squad Number: 1  
Date of Birth: 20 April 1976  
Birthplace: Lifford, Dublin  
Height: 6'0"  
Signed on: June 1997 for a fee of 1.5m  
NUFC Debut: 9 August 1997 v Sheffield Wednesday (H)  
Previous Club(s): Glasgow Celtic Swindon Town
Sunderland (Loan) Blackburn Rovers
Irish goalkeeper signed by former manager Kenny Daglish in June 1997 from Blackburn.

Confident and quick-thinking, as well as being an excellent shot-stopper, Given has definitely earned his place as first-choice goalkeeper over rival Steve Harper.

Given's agility also makes up for his relatively small build.


the magpies' nest 2001

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