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Bryan Gunn

Bryan Gunn (born 1963) is a Scottish former professional goalkeeper and football manager. He spent most of his playing career at Norwich City, and feels that his career peaked with what he calls the save of his life in a 1993 UEFA Cup match against Bayern Munich; The Independent called the game the summit of the club's history. He is one of only nine players to win the club's Player of the Year award twice and was made an inaugural member of its Hall of Fame. He made six appearances for Scotland in the early 1990s. After retiring as a player, Gunn worked for years behind the scenes at Norwich in a variety of roles. He was appointed temporary manager towards the end of the 2008–09 season and confirmed as permanent manager during the summer. However, he lost his job a week into the next season after defeat in the opening game to local rivals Colchester United. Since the death of his young daughter from leukaemia in 1992, Gunn has been extensively involved in fundraising to combat the disease and its effects, raising more than £1 million. The city of Norwich recognised Gunn's charity work and his long association with the city's football club by naming him Sheriff for 2002. (Full article...)

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