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Biography & Career Of Gareth Southgate

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Biography & Career Of Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate OBE is an English professional football manager and former player currently managing the England national team.

During his playing career, he was known for his versatility as a defender and midfielder.

Southgate has been in charge of the England team since 2016, leading them to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in 2018.

He is also recognized for his leadership and contributions to English football, having been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2019.

Early Life And Education.

Gareth Southgate was born on 3 September 1970 in Watford, United Kingdom. He was raised by his parents, Clive Southgate and Barbara Southgate, and grew up with one sibling, Michelle Southgate.

He attended Padnell Infant School in Cowplain, Hampshire, Pound Hill Junior School, Croydon College, and finally Hazelwick School in Crawley, West Sussex. His education and upbringing played a significant role in shaping his character and leadership skills.

Career

Gareth Southgate is a well-known name in the football world, known for his playing career and current role as a manager. He began his career as a defender and midfielder, playing for top teams such as Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, and Middlesbrough. He even captained Crystal Palace to a First Division championship in 1993.

From 1988 to 2006, Southgate made over 500 league appearances throughout his playing career before retiring. However, he didn’t leave the football world behind, transitioning into a successful career as a manager.

Gareth Southgate has had a successful managerial career since his retirement as a player in 2006. He started as the manager of Middlesbrough and then went on to manage the England under-21 team from 2013 to 2016.

In 2016, he became the senior team manager for England, initially as a caretaker and then permanently. His achievements with England include reaching the World Cup semi-final in 2018 and leading the team to a runner-up finish at Euro 2020.

He is also credited with transforming the team’s style and culture. Southgate has received numerous accolades for his managerial successes, including winning the Premier League Manager of the Month award in 2008, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award in 2018 and 2021, and the FWA Tribute Award in 2019.

Awards and Nominations

Honors:

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) New Year Honours for services to football

  • Honorary Yorkshireman – Welcome to Yorkshire

Managerial Awards:

  • Premier League Manager of the Month: August  

  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award

  • FWA Tribute Award

Personal Life

Gareth Southgate is also a devoted family man. He has been married to his long-term partner Alison Bird since 1997. The couple has two children, a daughter named Mia Southgate and a son named Flynn Southgate.

Despite his busy career as a football manager, Southgate makes sure to prioritize spending time with his loved ones and maintaining a strong family bond.

Net Worth

Gareth Southgate is a successful English football manager and former player. His reported net worth is approximately £12 million, and his annual income is around £1.8 million ($2.4 million).

His earnings come from his career as a player and his current role as the manager of the England national team. Southgate has also worked as a television pundit and commentator, further adding to his wealth.

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