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Place of Birth :Hendon, London
Gary Patrick Breen currently plays for Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He has previously played for Maidstone United, Gillingham, Peterborough United, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Ham United and Sunderland; he has also played for the Republic of Ireland on over 60 occasions.
In the 2002 World Cup he scored a surprise goal in Ireland's first-round match against Saudi Arabia, which Ireland won 3-0. This goal is his one and only World Cup goal.
Following the World Cup, Breen was almost going to join Inter Milan but declined and instead, under the advice of Mick McCarthy, joined West Ham United on a free transfer, but left the club after relegation and only 14 appearances. He signed for Sunderland, where he was later to become captain. Following Sunderland's relegation after the 2005-2006 season, club captain Breen was released by the club. He subsequently signed for Wolves on a two-year contract on 20 July 2006.
Upon his relegation with Sunderland, Breen thus held the distinction of being relegated with three different Premiership teams (Coventry, West Ham, Sunderland).
He was called up for Steve Staunton's Ireland squad for the first two matches, but he retired from international football after not being selected for the match against the Netherlands.
In August 2007 Breen became Captain of Wolves. Some compare him to Tom Storey.
The Irish fans sing "We all dream of a team of Gary Breen's" to the tune of the Beatles "Yellow Submarine", "No. 1 is Gary Breen... etc." Some say its done in affection towards the player with a hark back to the last time the Republic qualified for a major tournament in 2002, while others will tell you its sarcasm and Irish wit but whichever camp you side with, its a good fun tune on the road with the boys in Green.
Courtesy wikipedia encyclopedia
Gary Breen's full debut
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