39 Facts About Robbie Savage

1. Robbie Savage left the competition on 4 December 2011, and as such was placed 6th.

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2. Robbie Savage took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Ola Jordan.

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3. Robbie Savage left your competition on 4 Dec 2011, and therefore was positioned 6th.

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4. Robbie Savage took component in the 2011 group of Strictly Come Dance, partnering Ola Jordan.

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5. Robbie Savage regularly presents 5 Live's 606 football phone-in on Saturday evenings and appears on a BBC podcast titled Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy.

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6. Robbie Savage is known for his charity work and took part in a world record attempt for the most players in a continuous 5-a-side game in aid of Children In Need.

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7. Robbie Savage is married to Sarah with whom he has two sons.

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8. Robbie Savage was a member of Manchester United's famous Class of 92, but was released by the Red Devils without ever making a first team appearance.

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9. Robbie Savage converted from the spot in May of that year at Filbert Street, but the last Spurs penalty scored was in October, 2016 at White Hart Lane, and it wasn't Kane who scored it.

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10. Robbie Savage has launched a defence of under-pressure Leicester City boss Claude Puel, claiming Foxes fans should be happy with a top-half finish in the Premier League.

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11. Robbie Savage joked that the row had cost him cult hero status among Canaries fans after his attempt at time-wasting misfired to help Norwich towards promotion in 2011.

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12. Robbie Savage has tipped Unai Emery's men to leave the John Smith's Stadium smiling as they bid to keep their top four hopes on track.

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13. Robbie Savage said that the greatest regret of his football career was not signing for Everton when he had the chance in 2005.

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14. Robbie Savage is an ambassador for the dementia care and research charity the Alzheimer's Society.

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15. Robbie Savage was born in Wrexham on 18 October 1974, to Colin and Valerie Savage.

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16. From September 2011 Robbie Savage took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Ola Jordan.

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17. In September 2010, Robbie Savage signed up as official sporting ambassador for bookmakers William Hill.

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18. Robbie Savage was ridiculed for threatening to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over the decision.

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19. Robbie Savage received his first-ever red card when he was sent off in Wales' World Cup qualification match against Northern Ireland in September 2004 for reacting to a foul on him by midfielder Michael Hughes.

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20. On 31 January 2011, Robbie Savage announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season to concentrate on his growing media career.

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21. In January 2011, Robbie Savage revealed that he was considering leaving the club for a move to Vancouver Whitecaps, Savage stating: "One thing is for sure, I will be leaving Derby County at the end of the season, if not before, even if they offer me a new contract.

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22. Robbie Savage played in goal for Derby on 11 March 2010, when Stephen Bywater was taken off with a back injury against Reading.

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23. Robbie Savage was transferred to Premier League side Leicester City managed by Martin O'Neill, for a fee of £400,000, in July 1997.

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24. Robbie Savage started his playing career as a trainee striker at Manchester United.

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25. Robbie Savage gained notoriety for his playing style; in 2008, the Daily Mail labelled him as the dirtiest player in Premier League history, based on numbers of yellow cards received, though his record has since been overtaken.

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26. Robbie Savage played for the Wales national team on 39 occasions.

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27. Robbie Savage became a regular for Leicester City in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and performed a similar role for Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.

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28. Robbie Savage has joined the chorus calling for £2.5million-a-year players' union boss ­Gordon Taylor to step down.

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29. Robbie Savage returns with his new show for the Premier League season.

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30. At the time, BT Sport commentator Robbie Savage said: "That is not a dive… let's get one thing straight that is not a dive.

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31. Robbie Savage laughs off Roy Keane's book extract revealing that he decided against signing the player for Sunderland because of his "whazzup" answer phone message.

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32. Robbie Savage is making an even better living out of it.

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33. In October 2014, Robbie Savage was awarded an honorary fellowship at Wrexham's Glyndwr University for services to sport.

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34. Robbie Savage left the competition on 4 December 2011, and as such was placed sixth.

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35. Robbie Savage attained 39 caps, scoring two goals, both in World Cup qualifying against Turkey and Norway, before retiring from international football in September 2005, saying he wished to concentrate on his club career.

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36. Robbie Savage played at under-18 and under-21 level for Wales before making his senior international debut in 1995 against Albania while at Crewe.

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37. Robbie Savage was well liked by the Blackburn fans and was given a standing ovation by a near capacity ground by the Rovers fans when he returned with Derby.

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38. In March, Robbie Savage called an end to his international career after new manager John Toshack dropped him for a World Cup 2006 qualifying game against Austria.

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39. Robbie Savage has included Everton duo Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane in his Premier League Team of the Week, as posted on social networking site Twitter.

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