THE eye-catching mural in memory of the late Wales manager Gary Speed has been unveiled in Cardiff.

Creative agency Unify Creative has been working on the mural of the footballer who previously held the record for most-capped outfield player and led the national side from 2010 until his death in 2011.

Now, pictures have been circulating on social media of the mural - located on the junction of Atlas Road and Leckwith Road in the Canton district near the Cardiff City Stadium where Wales play their home games.

2022 marks 11 years since the former Wales international footballer and manager took his own life, aged 42 years old.

Speed was a much-loved and hard-working midfielder for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

Speed, born in Mancot, also earned 85 caps for Wales and is high up on the Premier League's all-time appearance-makers with 535 of those to his name.

The National Wales: Gary Speed.

PIC: Former Wales manager and footballer Gary Speed.

He is viewed by many as the man who set the foundations for the success that the Wales national football team has enjoyed over recent years.


Cymru have qualified for the last two European Championships (2016, 2021) and the upcoming World Cup in Qatar (Which gets underway in November 2022).

S4C show Heno posted the following picture of the Speed mural to their Twitter account ...

Although the scaffolding around the mural in Cardiff has now bee removed, Unify Creative have stated that it will officially be finished next week.

It features a portrait of Speed with the words 'Only One Gary Speed' beside it.

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