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Gary Charles

Gary Charles

Clubs played for: Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Derby County, Aston Villa, Benfica, West Ham United, Birmingham City (1987-2000)

Born: 1970

Birthplace: Newham

Position: Defender

Biography: Charles has struggled with alcoholism since retiring from football and has twice been inside prison, firstly for drink driving and then for cutting his electronic tag off so he could go on holiday to Spain in 2005. He then recieved a suspended sentence and a community order for assaulting a woman in a taxi office, and then turning up to court drunk. He went back to prison in 2006 for committing a public order offence whilst on his suspended sentence. He had claimed to be writing his autobiography but is still yet to publish anything.

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Charles, Gary Met Gary at Delamere Addiction Centre where he was a ambassador. What a lovely man, chatted for hours about his career and the Gascoigne tackle. What a guy, made me feel humble.
12-01-23 Neil McGill

Charles, Gary Met Garry in Matlock , seems to have turned his life around, one of the nicest blokes I’ve spoken to, very friendly
07-09-20 Paul Smith

Charles, Gary I went to your uncles funeral today in Aldershot. ( John (Jock Burton) from Lindford in Hampshire.
Very disappointing you never attended.
07-11-19 Dave Lambert

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