Craig Doughlas Bellamy is a Welsh international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club West Ham United. He plays as striker and is regarded as one of the best players Wales have ever had.
Criag Bellamy started his professional club football career at Bardford Park Avenue in 1995 and was signed by Norwich City in 1996. He played for Norwich for four years, scoring 32 goals in 84 league matches. After one season at Coventry, Bellamy was signed by Newcastle United in 2001 and scored 28 goals in 93 English Premier League matches in four years. He also featured in the UEFA Champions League for the Geordies and formed a formidable striker partnership with Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer at St. James’ Park. Bellamy was considered as a huge prospect for the future in his time at Newcastle.
In 2005 Craig Bellamy was signed by Blackburn Rovers and he played for them for one season, scoring 13 goals in 27 Premier League matches. He then featured for Liverpool and scored 7 goals in 27 Premier League matches. He played in the UEFA Champions League for Liverpool in the 2006-2007 season.
Criag Bellamy was signed by West Ham United in July 2007 for 7.5 million pounds and made his debut for the first team against Manchester City on August 11,2007. But he was often bothered by injuries in his first season (2007-2008) at West Ham and managed just 9 matches and 4 goals for the Hammers and in February 2008 was ruled out of action until the beginning of the 2008-2009 season.
Craig Bellamy made his international debut for Wales during the 1997-1998 season against Jamaica and was made the captain of the national side against Slovakia in a Euro 2008 qualifier. Bellamy earned his 50th international cap for Wales against Iceland in May 2008. He was made the captain of the Welsh national side in June 2007 after legend Ryan Giggs retired. He has played 51 international matches for his nation so far and has scored 15 goals.