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Profile of the Irish footballer Shay Given, who currently plays as a goalkeeper at Aston Villa. The 38-year old player Given joined Aston Villa from Man City and wears the number 31 shirt.

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Shay Given Career
1994–1997Blackburn Rovers2(0)
1994Swindon Town (loan)0(0)
1996Swindon Town (loan)5(0)
1996Sunderland (loan)17(0)
1997–2009Newcastle United354(0)
2009–2011Manchester City50(0)
2011–Aston Villa34(0)
2013–2014Middlesbrough (loan)16(0)

Republic of Ireland U215(0)
1996–Republic of Ireland128(0)

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“Brad Guzan has been challenged to show the same professionalism as Shay Given after losing his Aston Villa place to the veteran goalkeeper. Guzan was dropped from his Premier League No.”
 Birmingham Mail  Today
“Tim Sherwood admits he has a decision to make over his goalkeepers ahead of Aston Villa’s key clash against Everton goal in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City last weekend and Shay Given is waiting in the wings.”
 Daily Mail  5 days ago
“Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander is looking to veteran Aston Villa number one Shay Given for inspiration as he plans to keep playing for the foreseeable future.”
 STV Sport  5 days ago
“Shay Given found himself thrown head first into the Aston Villa relegation battle on Saturday for the clash with Everton at Villa Park.”
 RTE Online  Today
“Shay Given could make an emotional return to former club Manchester City today with his first Premier League start for nearly three years.”
 Daily Telegraph  11 days ago
“Stuart James, in the Guardian, says Aston Villa were deserved winners Sherwood made a big call to bring in 39-year-old goalkeeper Shay Given for his first Premier League action since 2012 following Brad Guzan’s howler at The Etihad.”
 Liverpool Echo  Yesterday
“Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood was delighted with Shay Given's performance for victory over Everton. Sherwood explained the reasons behind bringing the veteran keeper in for his first top-flight game since August 2012. He said: "I have to make those decisions.”
 Tribal Football  2 days ago
“Aston Villa, haunted by relegation but determined not to allow during a first half in which they failed to create a single chance or muster a shot at Shay Given's goal.”
 Toffee Web  2 days ago
Shay Given Career Honours
  • Sunderland: Football League First Division (1): 1995–96
  • Newcastle United: UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2006
  • Manchester City: FA Cup (1): 2011
  • Republic of Ireland: Nations Cup (1): 2011
  • FAI Senior International Player of the Year (2): 2005, 2006
  • Newcastle United F.C. Player of the Year (1): 2006
  • PFA Team of the Year (2): 2001–02, 2005–06

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    Goalkeepers
    Shay Given Brad Guzan
    Defenders
    Chris Herd Alan Hutton
    Matthew Lowton Aly Cissokho
    Philippe Senderos Ciaran Clark
    Nathan Baker Jores Okore
    Ron Vlaar
    Midfielders
    Andreas Weimann Joe Cole
    Gabriel Agbonlahor Charles N'Zogbia
    Jack Grealish Kieran Richardson
    Leandro Bacuna Fabian Delph
    Ashley Westwood Carlos Sanchez
    Tom Cleverley
    Forwards
    Darren Bent Christian Benteke
    Libor Kozak
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