Bellamy, Gary

Born: Worksop, 4 July 1962.

Career: Chesterfield juniors Jly 78, professional Jne 80, Wolves Jly 87, Cardiff City (loan) Mar 92, Leyton Orient Spt 92, Chelmsford City player coach and commercial manager.

Gary Bellamy a defender was a comfortable a full-back as he was at centre-half. He start his career as an apprentice with Chesterfield and went on to make 210 appearances netting eight goals of which three where for the spot. He helped the Spireites to the Four Division title in 1985. He joined Wolves in July 1987 an became an integral part in the squad that took Wolves from the Fourth Division to the Second Division in consecutive seasons as well as helped the club lift the Associate-Member Cup in 1988. Gary who also helped the club lift the Birmingham Cup in 1987 went on to make 164 appearances netting nine goals before a fall out with Graham Turner saw him loaned to Cardiff City before a permanent transfer took him to Leyton Orient six months later. Gary made 38 starts for the Reserves with one appearance on the bench and registered one goal. He made 10 appearances for the Ninian Park club and picked up a Welsh Cup winners medal beating Hendesford Town at Cardiff Arms Park. At Leyton Orient he made 155 appearances netting three goals but suffered relegation from the Third Division with them in 1995. He was released by the Brisbane Road club in May 1996 and months later he became player coach and commercial manager of Chelmsford City. He guided them to promotion in to the Isthmian League Premier Division twice in 1998 and 2001; the first time the ground did not meet the standard set for a higher division. He then became manager of Conference club Dover Athletic 2001 but he stay lasted just a few months until November 2001. Twelve months later he returned to Braintree Athletic as manager but was dismissed twelve months later. During his career Gary Bellamy who was born in Worksop on 4 July 1962 made 539 appearances and netted 23 goals.

Football League Appearances 461, Goals 22.

First Team

Debut: Crewe Alexandra (H) 12/9/87.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1987/88 24 2 2 6 32 2
1988/89 43 1 1 2 6 52 1
1989/90 39 3 1 2 1 43 3
1990/91 26 3 1 2 2 31 3
1991/92 1 3 1 1 3 3
Total 133 3 9 3 9 16 161 3 9
Reserves

Debut: Chesterfield (H) MIL 15/8/87.

CL MIL BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1987/88 4 2 3 9
1988/89 1 1
1989/90 3 3
1990/91 1 1
1991/92 21 1 1 22 1
1992/93 3 3
Total 27 1 1 4 4 3 38 1 1