Craig Bellamy

Bellamy ( 2011)

Craig Douglas Bellamy ( born July 13, 1979 in Cardiff ) is a Welsh footballer.

  • 2.1 Celtic
  • 2.2 Liverpool


The fast Attacking Allrounder began his career in 1996 at Norwich City, where he remained until 2000. In the 2000 /01 season he played for Coventry City, from 2001 to 2004 at Newcastle United. After a public discharged confrontation with manager Graeme Souness he was awarded in January 2005 for the second half of the season to Scotland for Celtic Glasgow. In the season 2005/ 06 Bellamy played at Blackburn Rovers. Bellamy had a get-out clause that would allow him to change the offer of a Champions League team for € 9 million in his contract. This clause he took on 22 June 2006 and moved to the true English record Liverpool.

In July 2007, Bellamy was transferred for € 11.8 million to West Ham United. He remained there for 1.5 years until he moved January 19, 2009 for € 15.5 million to Manchester City. In August 2010, Bellamy was awarded to the Welsh club Cardiff City in the Football League Championship. On August 31, 2011, Liverpool Bellamy committed. He signed a two year contract and received the jersey number 39 after just one season, he moved now firmly in his Welsh hometown to Cardiff City.

Bellamy has played 61 times in the Welsh national football team, scoring 18 goals there.


He caused a sensation ahead of the Champions League game against Barcelona in the second round in 2007, when he named his team-mates John Arne Riise allegedly attacked the training camp in Portugal with a golf club. Curiously, there were those two that made the 2-1 victory over FC Barcelona with their hits. As an allusion to the incident Bellamy imitated his 1:1 equalizing goal a golf swing for a discount after.

Also during his time at Newcastle United he made of unruly behavior attracted attention. Coach John Carver, he threw once a chair to the head, team manager Graeme Souness suspended him after his refusal to play in right midfield and striker Alan Shearer threatened by Bellamy's move to Blackburn: "I beat ' his head off if he ever after Newcastle returns. "

In the city derby against Manchester City Manchester United in September 2009, Bellamy caused a stir when he missed a punch in the face one in the closing stages of the match spilled onto the pitch Manchester United supporters. Both against the fan as well as against Bellamy were then initiated by the police investigation.



  • 2004/ 05 SFA Cup


  • 2006/ 07 Community Shield
  • 2011/12 League Cup


  • 2002 PFA Young Player of the Year
  • 2003 Norwich City Hall of Fame


On June 3, 2006, he married his longtime girlfriend Claire Jansen, with whom he has three children.