Who is Gary Neville? Step into the world of the Manchester United legend turned top-tier pundit (2024)

Gary Neville is one of the most legendary players to have ever featured for Manchester United.

The former English full-back was part of the infamous Class of 92, and graduated through academy ranks – then went on to become one of the finest defenders the club has ever seen.

He amassed a ridiculous amount of games, won countless trophies and cemented himself in the club’s history as one of the most iconic names to come out of Old Trafford.

He also has a vast, extensive career away from football – which will be explored below. Here is absolutely everything you need to know about the Manchester United legend.

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Gary Neville Age

Neville was born on February 18, 1975. Meaning at the time of writing he is currently 49 years old. He was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, England – where he grew up in a working-class family.

Gary Neville Height

Neville’s height is approximately 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm). Despite not being exceptionally tall for a footballer, Neville utilized his height effectively in various aspects of his game – often winning aerial duels.

Gary Neville Twitter

You can find Neville on Twitter/X under the handle @GNev2. He is also on Instagram under @gneville2.


Gary Neville Net Worth

As of 2024, Neville’s estimated net worth is reported at around £19.6 million.

Gary Neville Wife

Neville’s wife is Emma Hadfield, who he married back in 2007. Emma Hadfield, originally from Bolton, Greater Manchester, met Neville while they were both still teenagers.

They dated for several years before tying the knot in a lavish ceremony attended by family, friends, and notable figures from the football world.

Emma is known for her low-profile nature, preferring to stay out of the limelight despite being married to one of England’s most prominent footballers, now turned pundits.

Together, they have two children, both daughters named Molly and Sophie.

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Gary Neville Dad

Gary’s father is Neville Neville. He was born on April 26, 1953, in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.

Neville Neville was a well-known figure in the football world, not only as the father of renowned footballers Gary and Phil Neville but also for his own contributions to the sport.

He worked as a director for Bury Football Club and was actively involved in the club’s affairs for many years. He was obviously also infamous for his name. So good they named him twice!

Tragically, he passed away on August 7, 2015, at the age of 66, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Australia. He will always be greatly missed.

Gary Neville Children

Neville and Emma have two children together – Molly and Sophie.

Their first child Molly was born in January 2009, before Sophie was born just over a year later in March 2010.

Not much is known about the daughters, with Neville keeping a lot of their private life – well, private.

However, he does keep the world updated on his family’s travels, posting snaps from their holidays on his Instagram page.

Graeme Souness Gary Neville

Neville and Graeme Souness once infamously had a heated argument after Manchester United had been defeated 7-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League.

Neville reckoned Souness was spouting ‘nonsense’ – to which the former Liverpool man severely disagreed.

Gary Neville Wolves

Neville posted a video which went viral back in February 2023, which had a whole host of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans chanting “Gary Neville is a ******” in symphony to him.

Neville took this in good spirits and even posted it to his Twitter/X account.

Gary Neville is a W……… 😂 pic.twitter.com/Su5oees3I5

— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 24, 2023

Hotel Football, located right next to Old Trafford, is still part-owned by Gary Neville.

It was originally owned by the Class of ’92 – Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, but in September 2015 a 75% share of the hotel was purchased by Rowsley, a Singapore-based company in which Salford City part-owner Peter Lim has a share.

Is Gary Neville on Dragons Den?

Yes, Neville has been on Dragons Den. The former Manchester United star linked up with the group of entrepreneurs for a one-off episode in series 21.

He invested in two businesses during his guest appearance on Dragon’s Den, including a personal cinema idea.

However, his episode has since been pulled by the BBC following concerns that “unfounded claims” were made during the pitch.

Gary Neville Management

Gary Neville has only managed one team:

Valencia CF (Spain): Neville was appointed as the head coach of Valencia CF in December 2015. However, his tenure at the club was short-lived, and he was relieved of his duties in March 2016.

What was Gary Neville’s record at Valencia?

Neville did not have a great tenure at Valencia whatsoever. He won 10, drew seven and lost 11 during his short spell at the La Liga side.

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