North East Wales

Robbie Savage gets honorary fellowship from Glyndwr Uni

Robbie Savage Image copyright Glyndwr University
Image caption Robbie Savage finished his playing career at Derby County

Former Wales footballer Robbie Savage was awarded an honorary fellowship at his hometown university on Wednesday.

The former Leicester City, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers midfielder was honoured by Wrexham's Glyndwr University for services to sport.

Savage, 40, earned 39 caps for Wales and played for six different clubs in a career spanning 17 years.

He said: "I am very thankful to be offered this honorary fellowship... and accept this accolade wholeheartedly."

The father-of-two and former Manchester United trainee is now a regular pundit for Match of the Day and Radio 5 Live and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.

The university's vice-chancellor, professor Michael Scott, said: "Robbie Savage is Wrexham through and through so we are thrilled that he will be accepting this honour."

Other fellows being honoured at the graduation ceremony include Mario Kreft, owner of Pendine Park care organisation, technology firm NU Instruments' managing director Alan McCall and Tim Baker, artistic director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold, Flintshire.

Image copyright Guy Levy
Image caption Robbie Savage retired from international football in 2005

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