Craig Douglas Bellamy (born 13 July 1979) is a former Welsh professional footballer who played as a striker. He is now a coach with Cardiff City. He has previously worked with Chelsea and Wales.
He has played for, among others, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Stoke City. With Liverpool, he was the runner-up in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. As a member of the Wales national team, he participated in the 2002 World Cup and some other international tournaments. He scored his first international goal against South Korea on 8 February 2001. His current career tally is 12 goals.
Bellamy began his career at Newcastle United, where he made over 100 appearances before moving to Leeds United in 2003. After just one season with Leeds, he moved back to St James' Park, this time to play for Newcastle United, where he stayed until 2006 when he moved to Aston Villa. In 2007, he went on to join Liverpool, where he finished his career. He has been capped by Wales 61 times and has represented them at two major international tournaments - the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 European Championship.
His career has not been without controversy though.
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Earnshaw, Robert Robert Earnshaw (born 6 April 1981) is a former Welsh international footballer who played as a striker. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, the English Football League's three divisions, the League Cup, the FA Cup, and for his country in an international match.
He earned these names because of his ability to score goals from any position, either as a centre forward or as a wide player. Although he usually played as a forward, he was also used as a central defender on occasion.
After beginning his career with Cardiff City, where he made over 100 appearances, he moved to Leeds United in 2003 for £5 million ($8.5 million). After one season, he moved back to Wales to play for Swansea City, before moving back to England to join Burnley in June 2006. He left Burnley after just one season and joined Huddersfield Town, where he spent two seasons before retiring at the end of the 2009–10 season.
During his time playing football, Earnshaw has also been involved in politics. He was elected as the mayor of Southport in October 2016.
Earnshaw has been praised for his talent but also criticized for being too selfish during his career. However, since his retirement in 2010, he has been involved in charity work and has been praised for this activity.
Robert Earnshaw (born 6 April 1981) is a former Welsh international footballer who played as a striker.
Earnshaw started his career at his local club, Chesterfield, but failed to make an appearance during two seasons with the club. After leaving England he went on to play in Wales for Aberystwyth, Newport County and Wrexham before moving back to England where he ended up playing for Blackpool, Leeds United, Stoke City and Burnley.
He made his international debut for Wales on 24 May 2001 in a friendly match against South Africa when he replaced David Jones after 76 minutes of play. He scored his first goal four days later in another friendly against Mexico when he opened the scoring in the 9th minute of the game. He also scored in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Israel that took place in March 2001. Earnshaw continued to score goals for Wales until he was called up by England in December 2004. He has since earned 66 caps and scored 26 goals for his country.
Earnshaw finished as the top scorer at the 2006 World Cup with five goals, including a hat-trick against South Korea.
Robert Earnshaw has not only scored in all four levels of English football, but he has also scored at least one hat-trick in each, as well as in the FA Cup, League Cup, and at international level. He has accomplished this even though he has played for only one team throughout his career - East Belfast Football Club.
Earnshaw made his debut in 1997 and was immediately given a job by manager Alan Campbell who said that he gave "100 percent effort every time he came on the field. We were very disappointed to lose him when he moved to Scotland but we know he is going to continue to score goals wherever he goes." After scoring 14 times in 1998, Earnshaw was awarded a contract until 2002. During his time at East Belfast, he scored 105 goals in 161 appearances and was voted Player of the Year twice.
He moved to Scotland in 1999 when he signed with Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone. There he continued to terrorize defenses with his pace and skill and in his first season he helped the club win the league title. After earning more money than he could have ever imagined at East Belfast, Earnshaw returned to Northern Ireland in 2003 when he joined Linfield. He has since won another league title with Linfield and also has two Irish Cups to his name.
He was always a "what could have been" sort of player, although he did manage 77 goals for the two teams combined. The Irishman appeared destined to be one of those United guys who'd wind up at Sunderland, and although it may still happen in the future, he's still at Everton for the time being.
Former England captain Michael Owen says Rooney is now playing the best football of his career. "Wayne Rooney is back," said Owen on Sky Sports News. "He's in great form right now and I think he's showing what we saw years ago when he was at Man United - that incredible talent that nobody can deny anymore."
Rooney has already scored six times this season, helping his side reach the EPL summit. He has also recently been included in the English national team squad for the first time since 2015.
His return comes just a few months after he made a dramatic move from Old Trafford to Everton, where he signed a new contract last month. The British media have dubbed him "the boy who grew up too soon", but he's still only 28 years old. There's no telling what he can achieve in another 10 years.
After leaving Man United as the club's all-time top scorer with 211 goals, he moved to SR Del Rey Alajuelense in January 2013. He failed to score in eight La Liga games before leaving the club in May 2014.