Craig Bellamy /

Craig Bellamy

Date of Birth

13 July 1979

Sport

Football

From

Cardiff

Biography

Boyhood Liverpool fan Craig Bellamy is one of the most dangerous strikers in England.

He is currently enjoying his second stint with the Reds having re-joined the club from Manchester City on deadline day in the summer of 2011.

The Welsh international had scored goals for Norwich, Coventry, Newcastle, Celtic and Blackburn when he fulfilled a dream of joining Liverpool in 2006 - and despite just one season in L4, he played his part in some dramatic victories.

The front man hit nine goals in 42 games, including a header in a 2-1 Champions League success over Barcelona in February 2007. He set up our other goal on the night for John Arne Riise as the Reds beat the reigning European champions in their own backyard.

Liverpool went on to reach the final, though Bellamy was an unused substitute. He was then sold by Rafael Benitez to West Ham.

But that was not the end of his Anfield journey.

Despite scoring a string of important goals for cash-rich Manchester City, the Cardiff-born star somehow found himself surplus to requirements - but City's loss was most certainly Liverpool's gain.

Though used as a squad player by new boss Kenny Dalglish, Bellamy's contribution since his return has been superb - most notably the winning goal to send Liverpool to the Carling Cup final at the expense of his former employers from down the M62.

A month later Bellamy appeared as a substitute against hometown club Cardiff City - where he spent a season on loan the previous year - as the Reds lifted their first trophy since 2006.

In 2012, Bellamy was selected for Team GB's side for London 2012. They bowed out at the quarter final stages to South Korea.

(Please note, the above profile is taken from the official Liverpool FC website.