Shay Given

Born: April 20, 1976 (age 41)

Height: 6'0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Lifford, Ireland
Nationality: Ireland Irish

Position: Goalkeeper
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Career History
Senior1991-1994Celtic
1994-1997Blackburn Rovers
→ 1994Swindon Town (loan)
→ 1995Swindon Town (loan)
→ 1996Sunderland (loan)
1997-2009Newcastle United
2009-2011Manchester City
2011-2015Aston Villa
2015-2017Stoke City
International1996-Republic of Ireland
Sports Mole has 411 articles about Shay Given. Articles 1 to 40:
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Shay Given: 'I wanted to stay at Newcastle United for life but was forced out'
Shay Given claims in his new biography that he wanted to stay at Newcastle United for life but the club forced him out.
Oct 19, 17:38
Football Association conucillor Peter Coates during the Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City on February 11, 2012
Stoke City still in market for new signings
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates confirms that the club are still hopeful of doing more business this summer, having already brought in four new faces.
Jul 26, 22:16
Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac poses for a team photo on July 17, 2015
Premier League: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2017
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Premier League with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
Jun 6, 12:00
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Shay Given rules out retirement after Stoke City departure
Free agent Shay Given is hoping for one final challenge in the sport before bringing down the curtain on his long-running career.
Jun 4, 14:13
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on December 27, 2016
Giannelli Imbula, Bojan Krkic 'set for Stoke City exits this summer'
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is set for a summer overhaul of his squad, with the likes of club-record signing Giannelli Imbula and Bojan Krkic among those to leave.
Feb 28, 13:47
On-loan Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart shouts instructions to his defence during the Serie A match against Atalanta on September 11, 2016
Shay Given urges Pep Guardiola to recall Joe Hart from Torino
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given urges Pep Guardiola to recall Joe Hart from his loan spell with Torino amid Claudio Bravo's struggles at the club.
Jan 17, 20:10
Lee Grant for Derby County on January 10, 2015
Mark Hughes: 'Derby County pricing Lee Grant out of Stoke City move'
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that Derby County are asking for "too much money" for goalkeeper Lee Grant, who is currently on loan at the Potters.
Dec 16, 10:27
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on February 11, 2015
Lee Grant keen to extend Stoke City loan spell beyond January
Lee Grant insists that he is loving life at Stoke City after becoming first-choice goalkeeper in Jack Butland's absence.
Oct 12, 20:51
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on December 28, 2015
Result: Crystal Palace demolish Stoke City to make it back-to-back victories
Crystal Palace put four past Stoke City and make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League.
Sep 18, 16:07
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his teams third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on November 22, 2015
Result: Harry Kane scores first goal of season as Tottenham Hotspur run riot over Stoke
Harry Kane scores his first goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur beat Stoke City 4-0 at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League.
Sep 10, 17:17
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Result: Unfortunate Shay Given own goal hands Everton victory over Stoke City
Shay Given's unfortunate second-half own goal proves enough to earn Everton a 1-0 victory against Stoke City at Goodison Park.
Aug 27, 16:53
Ronald Koeman during the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Southampton on April 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Everton 1-0 Stoke City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Everton's 1-0 win over Stoke City, as the Toffees picked up the points to prolong their unbeaten start.
Aug 27, 14:00
Jack Butland celebrates the opener during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Newcastle United on March 2, 2016
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland "unlikely" to return against Everton
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes claims that goalkeeper Jack Butland is "unlikely" to play this weekend as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
Aug 25, 10:08
Mark Hughes looks on prior to the Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on February 27, 2016
Result: Sergio Aguero, Nolito hit braces in Manchester City win
Manchester City continue their strong start to life under Pep Guardiola with a 4-1 win over Stoke City in the Premier League.
Aug 20, 14:26
Jack Butland of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Bournemouth on September 26, 2015
Jack Butland 'could be back for Stoke City against Manchester City'
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland could return to action for his side against Manchester City this weekend, according to assistant manager Mark Bowen.
Aug 16, 14:45
Jack Butland celebrates the opener during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Newcastle United on March 2, 2016
Mark Hughes 'feared' for Jack Butland following injury setback
Mark Hughes reveals that Jack Butland is only expected to miss the next few weeks, despite initially fearing the worst when seeing his goalkeeper pick up an injury.
Aug 13, 18:24
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Team News: Four debuts for Middlesbrough against Stoke City
Victor Valdes and Alvaro Negredo are handed their Middlesbrough debuts against Stoke City at the Riverside.
Aug 13, 14:08
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Shay Given hoping Republic of Ireland experience pays off at Euro 2016
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is hopeful that the squad's vast experience will stand them in good stead at Euro 2016 this summer.
Jun 9, 16:57
Alex Mowatt of Leeds United has his shot saved by Keiren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on October 4, 2014
Keiren Westwood: 'I did not reject Republic of Ireland call-ups'
Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood rejects claims that he turned down international call-ups over the past 12 months.
Jun 1, 22:26
Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring Ireland's 3rd goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Gibraltar and Republic of Ireland at Estadio Algarve on September 4, 2015 in Faro, Portugal.
Robbie Keane included in Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016
Robbie Keane is included in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 despite concerns over his fitness.
May 31, 23:01
Republic of Ireland's Shane Long vies with Belarus's Aleksandr Martynovich on May 31, 2016
Result: Republic of Ireland slip to Belarus defeat
Republic of Ireland end their preparations for Euro 2016 with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Belarus in Cork.
May 31, 21:35
Michail Antonio celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Stoke City and West Ham United on May 15, 2016
Result: Mame Biram Diouf header sees Stoke City beat West Ham
Mame Biram Diouf scores in the final minutes as West Ham United must wait to find out if they qualify for the Europa League.
May 15, 17:06
Slaven Bilic embraces Dimitri Payet during the FA Cup game between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United on February 20, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews the final-day Premier League clash between Stoke City and European hopefuls West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium.
May 14, 20:34
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Team News: Sunderland unchanged against Stoke City
Sam Allardyce opts against making any changes for the trip to Stoke City in the Premier League.
Apr 30, 14:18
Duncan Watmore of Sunderland scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on November 28, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
Preview: Stoke City vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.
Apr 29, 13:47
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Stoke City on April 23, 2016
Result: Manchester City hit four past Stoke City to regain third spot
Manchester City regain third place in the Premier League table with a 4-0 victory over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 23, 14:36
Mauricio Pochettino congratulates Dele Alli during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Dele Alli: 'Tottenham Hotspur must keep going'
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli urges his teammates to continue in the same vein over the last four games of the season following their 4-0 win over Stoke.
Apr 18, 22:23
Dele Alli scores his side's second during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Result: Tottenham Hotspur thrash Stoke City to keep title dream alive
Tottenham Hotspur close the gap on leaders Leicester City to five points courtesy of a 4-0 rout over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Apr 18, 21:52
Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur on March 2, 2016
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur at full strength for Stoke City trip
Mauricio Pochettino names a strong Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup for their clash away at Stoke City.
Apr 18, 19:04
Divock Origi heads past Jakob Haugaard for the third during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Stoke City on April 10, 2016
Mark Hughes: 'Give Jakob Haugaard time to adapt to Premier League'
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes insists that Jakob Haugaard needs time to adapt to the Premier League having conceded six goals in his first two top-flight appearances.
Apr 14, 18:54
Mark Hughes looks on prior to the Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on March 12, 2016
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes: 'We will miss Jack Butland'
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says that the Potters "will miss" injured goalkeeper Jack Butland in the final weeks of the season.
Apr 1, 20:20
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City is tackled by Jack Cork of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on October 19, 2015
Preview: Stoke City vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole looks ahead to Stoke City's home Premier League encounter against Swansea City at the Britannia Stadium.
Mar 31, 18:17
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Danny Higginbotham: 'Shay Given should replace Jack Butland'
Danny Higginbotham urges Stoke City manager Mark Hughes to pick Shay Given in goal for this weekend's home game against Swansea City.
Mar 31, 12:39
Shay Given of Stoke City kicks the ball during the Colonia Cup 2015 match between FC Porto and Stoke City FC at RheinEnergieStadion on August 2, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
Video: Sky Sports News left red-faced as prankster impersonates Shay Given
Sky Sports News gets duped live on air by a caller pretending to be Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given.
Mar 28, 11:55
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho shoots to score the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on August 9, 2015
Preview: Stoke City vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole looks ahead to the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium.
Jan 4, 10:21
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal leaves the pitch at half-time during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 7, 20
Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and Manchester United at the Britannia.
Dec 24, 11:01
Mauro Zarate of West Ham United celebrates as he scores their first goal from a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at Boleyn Ground on November 29, 2015 in London, England.
Preview: West Ham United vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between West Ham United and Stoke City at Upton Park.
Dec 11, 16:29
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester City at Britannia Stadium on February 11, 2015
Preview: Stoke City vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final between Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday at the Britannia Stadium.
Nov 30, 15:11
Manchester United's Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates after scoring his hat trick (3 goals) against Newcastle City during their Premiership clash at Old Trafford in Manchester 23 November 2002
On this day: Ruud van Nistelrooy hits Manchester United hat-trick
Thirteen years ago today, Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a hat-trick as Manchester United won an eight-goal contest against Newcastle United.
Nov 23, 06:00
Brentford goalkeeper David Button looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Brentford at The Den on November 8, 2014
Lee Carsley: 'David Button can be as good as Shay Given, Nigel Martyn'
Lee Carsley says that Brentford goalkeeper David Button can become as good as former goalkeepers Shay Given and Nigel Martyn.
Nov 17, 21:19



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1110103873131
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd117222351823
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs117222071323
4Chelsea117131910922
5Liverpool115422117419
6Arsenal116142016419
7Burnley11542109119
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
9Watford114341721-415
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield11434813-515
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle114251010014
12Leicester CityLeicester113441616013
13Southampton11344911-213
14Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
15Everton113261022-1211
16West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom11245914-510
17Bournemouth11317714-710
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham112361123-129
19Swansea CitySwansea11227713-68
20Crystal Palace11119422-184
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