Gary Neville Rookie Card

Gary Alexander Neville was on February 18 1975 in Manchester, England. One of the greatest right backs to ever play for Manchester United. Another great player from the class of 92, alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, and his brother Phil Neville. Gary played for Man Utd from 1992 to 2011. Appearing for the Red Devils 400 times and scoring 5 goals. Gary won 20 trophies with Manchester United, inluding eight Premier League titles and two Champions League titles.

He also had 85 appearances for the England National Team not including the U18 and U16 team. Gary played for the England national team from 1995-2007. He was a first choice right back for more than ten years. Gary represented England for three European Championships and two World Cups. He is England’s most capped right back.

The Gary Neville rookie card is from the 1995 Merlin Ultimate collection card number 132 featured as a Manchester United player. In this card he is wearing the Manchester United home jersey with the Sharp sponsor logo.

Gary Neville Rookie Card Front

The back of the card shows Neville’s current statics of the 1994/95 season. He had 19 appearances for Manchester United and 2 appearances for the England National team. His position was defense where he played as a right back.

Gary Neville Rookie Card Back

After Gary played for Manchester United he went on to coach soccer. He was an assistant manager for the England nation team and coached Valencia from 2015 to 2016. After coaching Valencia he went on to be a pundit for Sky Sports.

 

“The rest of the Spice Girls wanted to invite the entire Bayern Munich team because they reckoned they’d never known blokes to be on top for 90 minutes and still come second.”

– Gary Neville

“I wouldn’t swap Paul Scholes for anybody. He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best.”

– Gary Neville

 

Gary Neville is regarded as one of England’s greatest right backs to ever play for England and Manchester United.

 


Wayne Rooney Rookie Card

WAYNE ROONEY ROOKIE CARD FRONT

Wayne Rooney is the greatest Manchester United striker of our time. This is 2017 in case you didn’t know. Rooney has the most goals scored for Man Utd beating Bobby Charlston by four goals. A great leader on the field and off. Once he steps on the pitch he changes the whole momentum of the team and game. Not many players can do that. It’s really incredible when watching a game that he’s in. 553 Appearances and 253 goals scored for United. Rooney sees the whole pitch when playing. A great scorer, great passer, and he can rip the ball into the back of the net.

Wayne may not have the best ball control or foot skills like Cristiano Ronaldo but he is a key player in the center of the field. He plays as if he was a quarter back. He sees the whole pitch and knows where to put the ball and when to put the ball. His pass placement is on key and makes a lot happen.

The Wayne Rooney rookie card is a Topps Premier Gold from the 2002-2003 collection. This was when he played for Everton but was signed by Manchester United the next season. Rooney signed with Man Utd on August 31 2004. He started out as a striker through most of his United career but later played as a centered forward or center attack midfielder. He controlled the game. Playing attack but also coming back on defense making some huge defensive plays. Almost as if he roamed the whole field playing freely. When you are at that level and such a great player you can play all over the pitch.

What a rip Rooney has. He could take a shot thirty yards out and put it in the back of the net making it look easy. One of his most memorable goals was when he scored against Arsenal while playing for Everton. When I hear his name I still remember the announcer saying “Roooooney, remember the name Wayne Rooney”. One of his greatest goals of all time not including his bicycle kick against Manchester City. That goal was definitely his best goal. One of the greatest goals in Manchester Derby history.

He made is first debut in the Premier League at the age of 16 scoring his first goal and being the youngest Premier League goal scorer of all time. When Rooney debuted for Manchester United he scored a hat trick against Fenerbahce in a Champions League game. As of August 26th 2017 Rooney has played 558 games and scored 323 goals. If you are a soccer card collector the Wayne Rooney rookie card from Topps Premier Gold is a great card to have.

“I grew up an Everton fan, my whole family are Everton fans and I grew up hating Liverpool. And that hasn’t changed.”

-Wayne Rooney

“For me, Scholesy’s the best footballer England has produced in my time. The way he controlled games, pass the ball, saw things that other players didn’t see; it was a pleasure to play with him and United were lucky to have him for so long.”

-Wayne Rooney

 

 

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If you have a half hour to spare, here all 253 goals Rooney has scored for Manchester United

Roy Keane Rookie Card

Roy Keane is “Captain Fantastic”. One of my favorite players of all time. A wild card on the field, took no sh*t from nobody, and would go toe to toe with anyone on the pitch. One of the greats for Manchester United and the Republic of Ireland as well. Totally savage af!

Keane played for Manchester United from 1993 to 2006. Playing 424 games, scoring 46 goals, and having 19 assists. He was also with Nottingham forest.

The Roy Keane rookie card is from 1990-91 Pro Set collection while still with Nottingham Forest.

“Happiness is not being afraid.”
– Roy Keane

David Beckham Rookie Card

David Beckham Rookie Card

Joining Manchester United in 1991 and playing for them until 2003 David Beckham is another footballer form the class of 92. A legend in the football world. Playing top ball all over Europe and later joining the LA Galaxy in the MLS. Beckham had 394 appearances for United, scored 85 goals, and had 152 assists. On top of that David won 15 trophies with them.

This is the 1996-97 Merlin Premier Gold David Beckham rookie card.

Beckham had 115 appearances for the England National Team from 1996 to 2009. Scoring 17 goals and 36 assists. He will be known as one of the biggest world wide names to ever play the game.

“How can you forget that 60-yard goal? He tried it about 10 minutes before he scored and I said to my assistant Brian Kidd, “If he tries that again, he’s off.”

– Sir Alex Ferguson

“I would be very proud if, one day, I’m held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo

David Beckham’s Individual Honors

Premier League Player of the Month August 1996
FWA Tribute Award 2008
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year 1996–97
England Player of the Year: 2003
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year 1998–99
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 1998–99
Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992/93-2001/02):
– Domestic & Overall Team of the Decade
– Goal of the Decade (vs. Wimbledon, 17 August 1996)
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2001
UEFA Team of the Year 2001, 2003
Real Madrid Player of the Year 2005–2006
PFA Awards:
– PFA Young Player of the Year 1996–97
– PFA Team of the Year 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000
FIFA 100
ESPY Awards:
– Best Male Soccer Player 2004
– Best MLS Player 2008
– Best MLS Player 2011
English Football Hall of Fame 2008
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2010
MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award 2011
Major League Soccer Best XI 2011

 


Ryan Giggs Rookie Card

Ryan Giggs Rookie Card

Ryan Giggs is a Manchester United legend from the class of 92. Playing his entire senior career at Manchester United and retiring in 2014 to go on and join the Man United coaching staff for a couple years.

Giggs played 963 games for United and scored 168 goals in all competitions. He also played for the Wales national team from 1991 to 2007. He was a great midfielder and played with many greats alongside of him during his United years. Playing with Keane, Scholes, Beckham, Ronaldo, and the list goes on.

Ryan Giggs rookie card comes from the 1992 Pro Set collection. There are a bunch of great players featured in this set with Giggs being one of them. He was one of the biggest talents to emerge in football at the time.

“I think it will only be when he hangs up his boots that people will realize just how remarkable a player he is and just what he has achieved.”

– Rio Ferdinand

“There have been so many outstanding players I’ve had as team-mates, but if I had to choose I’d choose Giggsy, he can do anything.”

– Paul Scholes

 


Paul Scholes Rookie Card

Paul Scholes Rookie Card

The Paul Scholes 1995 Red Devils rookie card from Raven Cards is a limited addition card with only 500 produced. Another great player from the class of 92.

What a legend. Paul Scholes is one of the greatest midfielders of our generation and one of the greatest of all times. I wouldn’t say that he is underrated but his name isn’t bought up enough. His name isn’t flashed around like Messi or Ronaldo.

Scholes spent his entire career at United. He even retired came back and retired again. One of the smartest players and best passers I have ever seen play the game of soccer. He can hit a pass dead on point from across the field and make it look so simple. There is a story that once during training Cristiano Ronaldo was ripping shots on the net and Scholes walked over. Ronaldo told reporters “When we were in training, I used to do a lot of tricks which hardly any players at the club could do. Once I was showing my skills to Scholes. After I finished, Scholes took the ball and pointed to a tree which was about 50m from where we were standing. He said, I’m going to hit it in one shot. He kicked and hit the tree. He asked me to do the same; I kicked about 10 times, but still couldn’t hit it, with that accuracy. He smiled and left”.

 

A reporter once asked Zinedine Zidane: “How does it feel to be the best midfielder in the world?”

Zidane replied: “Ask Paul Scholes”

Scholes played for Manchester united from 1993 to 2013. That includes him retiring and coming out of retirement against Manchester City when Ferguson was still coaching. He played 710 games, scored 149 goals, and had 62 assists in his career. Not only that he has a bunch of title cups in his trophy room as well. 2 Champions League cups, 11 Premier League cups, 4 FA Cups, and then some.

Dude is a Manchester United legend!

 


 

Wayne Rooney Highlight Video

One of the greatest forwards of the millennial error and probably the greatest forward Manchester United have ever had. I could watch the Wayne Rooney highlight video over and over. He was really unbelievable.

 

 

 

POSITION: Forward

HEIGHT: 5’10” (1.78m)

WEIGHT: 172 lbs (78 kg)

AGE: 31

DOB: October 24, 1985

POB: Croxteth, Liverpool

 

Rooney joined Manchester United on augsut 31st 2004 and his first game was on september 28th 2004. He had 559 appearances and 253 goals for United. Holding the highest record for goals scored for Man Utd. Four more goals than Sir Bobby Charlton breaking his record in 2017. A true legend. When Rooney stepped on the pitch at Old Trafford it was amazing. He changed all the players on the pitch and enlightened the fans in the stands. There isn’t many players in the world that can do that. It really was something magical.

Whenever I hear his name I hear “remember the name, Wayne Rooney!” from his classic strike at Everton. His first goal ever at sixteen, five days short of his seventeenth birthday. The youngest premier league goal scorer of all time.

He played along side some of the greatest Manchester United players of all time and I consider him one of them.