During a professional playing career starting at Crystal Palace and spanning 500 senior appearances, Gareth Southgate captained Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to League Cup final success, whilst also leading out the latter in a major European Cup final in the last game of his career.
Gareth proudly represented England 57 times as a player between 1995 and 2004.
In 2016, Gareth was appointed England manager of the senior men’s team. In 2018 he guided the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, England’s most successful result at a World Cup tournament in decades. In 2018 he received an OBE and was awarded Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. In 2019 he was awarded the Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award.
More recently, after securing a 3rd place finish in the inaugural Nation’s League tournament, Gareth led England to the final of the European Championships – the first Euro final in the nation’s history.
Off the pitch, as a Goodwill Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, Gareth passionately supports the Trust’s Future Leaders programme, which helps give young people skills in leadership and teamwork and is a fundraising patron for Martin House Children’s Hospice in Wetherby.