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Gary Bailey

Manchester United FC

2 appearances, 2 goals against
no clean sheets

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 2: A 2
50% successful
1984-86

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Gary Richard Bailey
Born 9 August 1958 in Ipswich, Suffolk [registered in Ipswich, September 1958].
Attended King Edward Primary School, Johannesburg
Height/Weight 6' 1½", 13st. 2lbs [1985].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Succeed Under Pressure: Converting Football Lessons into Business Success - Gary Bailey with Rakesh Sondhi (New Holland Publishers Ltd, October 2012)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Bailey grew up in South Africa after emigrating there in 1964, he began his career with Wits University AFC of Johannesburg. He had a trial with Manchester United FC where he subsequently signed a contract in January 1978. When he was training at Bisham Abbey on 21 April 1986, Bailey injured his knee that left his World Cup Finals aspirations uncertain, the knee operation to remove cartilage was deemed successful and indeed, he was passed fit on 22 May and left for Mexico. After spending the tournament as a squad member, on 26 June, it was announced that he would need further surgery. His recovery was slow and precise and it was not until December that he was considered for the reserves. He was due to line-up for United in an European tie in January 1987, but another injury (calf) prevented that. Bailey returned to Football League action on 21 February for five league matches. Until his injury surfaced again, so on 23 April 1987, Bailey announced his retirement at the age of 29 having made 294 league appearances. Surgeons removed a razor-sharp piece of his bone from his knee in late 1987. So on 19 January 1988, Bailey signed with the Kaizer Chiefs FC until his knee began to flare up again at the end of the 1989 season.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1978-79, winners 1982-83, 1983-85; Football League Cup runners-up 1982-83; FA Charity Shield winners 1983, runners-up 1985; John Player Special Knock-out Cup Champions 1988, 1989; National Soccer League Champions 1988-89; Iwisa Maze Meal Soccer Spectacular Champions 1989; SAA Supa 8 Champions 1989;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Son of Roy Bailey, former Ipswich Town FC and Crystal Palace FC goalkeeper.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became 986th players (986) to appear for England. 92nd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 597, 26 March 1985, England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 26 years 229 days.
Last match No. 602, 9 June 1985, Mexico 1 England 0, a Ciudad de Mexico Cup/Azteca 2000 tournament match at Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México, aged 26 years 304 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982 (Provisional Squad), 1986;
Team honours UEFA U21 Champions 1984;
Individual honours England B (two appearances), England U21 (fourteen appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He completed a BSc in Physics at Manchester University during his goalkeeping days, as well as spending time being an interviewer for local Manchester radio, which held him in good stead for the presenting jobs he would concentrate on in South Africa following his retirement. He was also  an ambassador for South Africa's 2006 and 2010 World Cup bids. He recived an MBA from Henley in Oxford. - Media

 

Gary Bailey - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
23 2 0 180 2 90 0 0 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Gary Bailey - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly - Yellow 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 1 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Neutral - Minor Tournament - Grey 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 50.0 -1
All 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Gary Bailey - Match Record - Tournament Matches
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Ciudad de Mexico Cup/Azteca 2000 1986 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 50.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 50.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Minor Tournament 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 50.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 50.0 -1

 

Gary Bailey - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 0 full capsx

Age 22
1 b 14 October 1980 - England 1 USA 0, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Start 1
2 b 17 November 1980 - England 1 Australia 0, St. Andrew's, Birmingham Fr HW Start 1
- 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL squad member
- 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. Among the 18 players not going to Spain was the uncapped Gary Bailey
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

Age 26
- 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HW unused sub 13
- 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, London WCP HW unused sub 13
- 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Inönü Stadyumu İstanbul WCP AW unused sub 13
- 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast WCP AW unused sub 12
1 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
- 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL unused sub 13
2 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL Start 1
- 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NL unused sub 13
- 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NL unused sub 13
Age 27
- 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 13
- 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 13
- 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD unused sub 13
- 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW unused sub 13
- 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan Fr AW unused sub 13
- 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi Fr AW unused sub 13
- 611 23 April 1986 - England 2 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Rous HW injured squad member
- 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW squad/unused sub -
- 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Fr AW -
- 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL 22
- 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND
- 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW
- 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
- 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NL

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