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Name: Gary Richard Bailey  
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Date of Birth: 9th August 1958
Place of Birth: Ipswich, England
Profession: Footballer
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Gary Richard Bailey (born August 9, 1958 in Ipswich, England) was an English football player, and the son of the Ipswich Town goalkeeper Roy Bailey.

He grew up in South Africa but was confident enough in his ability to pay his own fare to Manchester for a trial with Manchester United in the late 1970s. He was a goalkeeper who could make amazing saves, but whose weakness on crosses earned him the nickname "Dracula". Early on in his United career, he missed a cross in the 1979 FA Cup final, allowing Alan Sunderland to score the winning goal for Arsenal. Despite this, he was considered to be one of the best goakeepers in England in the early 1980s, and represented the national team. United were one of the top sides in England at that time and Bailey won FA Cup medals with them in 1983 and 1985. However, he developed a serious knee injury and, after several operations, he left the club in 1987 after compiling 160 clean sheets, returning to South Africa where he subsequently resumed his career. Gary is now a football presenter for Supersport Premier League coverage in South Africa.

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