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Early career[ edit ] Collymore was born in Stone, Staffordshire to a Barbadian father and English mother. As a young boy he supported Aston Villa. He was signed by newly appointed Frank Clarkwho had just taken over as manager at the end of Brian Clough 's year reign as manager.
Forest had just been relegated from the Premier Leaguebut Collymore's good form in the —94 campaign helped take them back to the top flight as Division One runners-up. Alex Ferguson was looking for a younger striker to sign as a possible long term successor to the year-old Mark Hughesand had identified Stan Collymore and Andy Cole as the two players who best fitted the bill.
For a while it seemed certain that Collymore was on his way to Old Traffordbut United signed Cole instead and Collymore remained at the City Ground until the end of the season, by which time Newcastle United Liverpool and Everton were in the hunt for his signature. Please help by adding reliable sources.
Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. He scored at a ratio of a goal every 2. He scored two goals, including the winner, against Newcastle United at Anfield in a game that was regarded as one of the most exciting in the history of the Premier League — a game which helped severely dent Newcastle's title challenge which they had led by 10 points at Christmas and eventually hand the title to Manchester United.
Init was voted by viewers of Sky Sports as the greatest sporting moment in the channel's first ten years. Collymore was in the Liverpool side for the FA Cup Finalbut was substituted in favour of Ian Rush in his final appearance for Liverpool in the 74th minute with the match still goalless, and watched from the sidelines when Manchester United's Eric Cantona fired home the winning goal with five minutes left on the clock.
It would be the closest that Collymore would come to winning a major trophy in his playing career.
At the time, Collymore was tainted together with teammates for the rise of a Spice Boys culture at the club, while on the pitch, his partnership with Fowler was not as prolific, and several off field issues arose that saw him in and out of the side, dropped by manager Roy Evans, and with Patrik Berger and later Michael Owen taking his place in the attack; with a move back to the Midlands planned for him at the end of the season.
Highs included being only the third Aston Villa player in history to score a hat-trick in European competition the other two being his boyhood idols Gary Shaw and Peter Withe and also bagging two goals against former club Liverpool in a 2—1 home victory.
Poor form and Clinical Depression saw Collymore receive treatment at the Priory Hospital Roehampton for several weeks, and on his return to professional football he went on a three-month loan to Fulhamwhere he scored once in the League Cup against West Bromwich Albion.
Another highlight was scoring in a win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He let off a fire extinguisher in a hotel bar. According to John Gregoryone of his many former managers, he 'had everything Thierry Henry has got and more'. His tragedy, as director John Moulson's fascinating portrait of him revealed, was to be totally unsuited temperamentally to the business into which his enormous skills led him.
The concept of being a team player was way beyond someone so self-absorbed. A statement issued through his spokesman said, "Stan Collymore has decided, after discussions with his family and close friends, to give up playing professional football.
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