17 Facts About Craig Bellamy

1. Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy has gushed over Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, praising him for how he adds quality to the Denmark team.

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2. Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy has heaped praise on Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, saying that he should be in the England squad.

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3. In March 2012, Ellis Craig Bellamy was selected for the Wales Under-16 squad.

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4. Prior to his move to Cardiff City, Craig Bellamy lived in Manchester for most of the week, while his wife and children lived in the family home in Peterston-super-Ely in South Wales.

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5. On 28 June 2012, Craig Bellamy was confirmed as one of the three over-aged players selected for Great Britain to compete at 2012 Summer Olympics alongside Micah Richards and Ryan Giggs.

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6. In October 2006, Craig Bellamy was awarded the captain's armband by Welsh manager John Toshack when Ryan Giggs was unavailable through injury for the Euro 2008 qualifying match against Slovakia on 7 October 2006.

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7. On 30 December 2014 Craig Bellamy returned to Cardiff as an academy coach.

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8. On 16 April 2013, Craig Bellamy broke down in delight on the pitch as Cardiff secured promotion to the top-flight for the first time since 1962.

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9. On 10 August 2012, Craig Bellamy completed his free transfer to Cardiff City on a two-year deal.

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10. On 6 January 2012, Craig Bellamy scored his 150th goal in English football, at Anfield against Oldham Athletic.

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11. On 30 December 2011, Craig Bellamy scored two crucial goals, a low drive and a free kick, against Newcastle United at home, securing a very much needed home win for Liverpool.

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12. On 27 November 2011, Craig Bellamy was withdrawn from the team for the game against Manchester City due to the death of his friend and coach Gary Speed.

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13. On 17 August 2010, Craig Bellamy signed for his hometown club, Cardiff City on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

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14. In the summer of 2007, Craig Bellamy was the subject of a bid from West Ham United.

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15. On 31 January 2005 Craig Bellamy was sent out on loan to Celtic of the Scottish Premier League for the remainder of the season.

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16. At the time, Craig Bellamy was with the Celtic squad in Ireland for Jackie McNamara's testimonial golf day.

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17. Born in Cardiff, Craig Bellamy began his career with Norwich City.

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