Gary Sprake

Date of birth03 April 1945
Place of birthSwansea
NationalityWelsh
PositionGoalkeeper
Died19 October 2016

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 01 May 1962 01 Oct 1973

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1970-71 Leeds United Fairs Cup 4 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 May 1965 Leeds United v Liverpool L 1-2 FA Cup Final
30 Aug 1967 Dinamo Zagreb v Leeds United L 2-0 Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
06 Sep 1967 Leeds United v Dinamo Zagreb D 0-0
Agg: 0-2
Fairs Cup Final 2nd leg
02 Mar 1968 Arsenal v Leeds United W 0-1 League Cup Final
07 Aug 1968 Leeds United v Ferencvaros W 1-0 Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
11 Sep 1968 Ferencvaros v Leeds United D 0-0
Agg: 0-1
Fairs Cup Final 2nd leg
11 Apr 1970 Chelsea v Leeds United D 2-2 FA Cup Final
14 Apr 1971 Liverpool v Leeds United W 0-1 Fairs Cup Semi-final 1st leg
28 Apr 1971 Leeds United v Liverpool D 0-0
Agg: 1-0
Fairs Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 1971 Juventus v Leeds United D 2-2 Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
03 Jun 1971 Leeds United v Juventus D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
Fairs Cup Final 2nd leg
22 Sep 1971 Barcelona v Leeds United L 2-1 Fairs Cup Play-off


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1963-64 Wales British Home Championship 2 2
1963-64 Wales Under-23 3 3
1964-65 Wales British Home Championship 1 1
1964-65 Wales FIFA World Cup 2 3
1964-65 Wales Under-23 2 4
1965-66 Wales British Home Championship 2 1
1965-66 Wales FIFA World Cup 1 1
1966-67 Wales UEFA European Championship 1 1
1967-68 Wales UEFA European Championship 2 4
1968-69 Wales British Home Championship 3 7
1968-69 Wales International Friendly 1 1
1969-70 Wales FIFA World Cup 2 7
1969-70 Wales Prince of Wales Investiture 1 1
1970-71 Wales British Home Championship 3 1
1970-71 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1971-72 Wales British Home Championship 3 4
1971-72 Wales UEFA European Championship 1 1
1972-73 Wales British Home Championship 2 3
1972-73 Wales FIFA World Cup 3 1 2
1973-74 Wales British Home Championship 2 1 2
1973-74 Wales FIFA World Cup 1 3
1974-75 Wales UEFA European Championship 3 2 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1963 England v Wales D 1-1 Under-23
20 Nov 1963 Scotland v Wales L 2-1 British Home Championship
04 Dec 1963 Wales v Scotland W 3-1 U23
05 Feb 1964 Northern Ireland v Wales D 3-3 U23
15 Apr 1964 Wales v Northern Ireland L 2-3 British Home Championship
03 Oct 1964 Wales v Scotland W 3-2 British Home Championship
21 Oct 1964 Denmark v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
04 Nov 1964 Wales v England L 2-3 U23
09 Dec 1964 Greece v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 Feb 1965 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 Under-23
02 Oct 1965 Wales v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
27 Oct 1965 Wales v USSR W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
30 Mar 1966 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-4 British Home Championship
22 Oct 1966 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
21 Oct 1967 Wales v England L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
22 Nov 1967 Scotland v Wales L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
26 Mar 1969 West Germany v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
03 May 1969 Wales v Scotland L 3-5 British Home Championship
07 May 1969 England v Wales L 2-1 British Home Championship
10 May 1969 Northern Ireland v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
28 Jul 1969 Wales v Rest of the UK L 0-1 Prince of Wales Investiture
22 Oct 1969 Wales v East Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
04 Nov 1969 Italy v Wales L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Nov 1970 Wales v Romania D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 May 1971 Wales v Scotland D 0-0 British Home Championship
19 May 1971 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
22 May 1971 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
13 Oct 1971 Wales v Finland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 May 1972 Wales v England L 0-3 British Home Championship
24 May 1972 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
27 May 1972 Wales v Northern Ireland D 0-0 British Home Championship
15 Nov 1972 Wales v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
24 Jan 1973 England v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
28 Mar 1973 Wales v Poland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
12 May 1973 Wales v Scotland L 0-2 British Home Championship
19 May 1973 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
26 Sep 1973 Poland v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
14 May 1974 Scotland v Wales L 2-0 British Home Championship
18 May 1974 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
04 Sep 1974 Austria v Wales L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Oct 1974 Wales v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 1974 Wales v Luxembourg W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.