Tributes have poured in for the Wales football manager Gary Speed, who has died at the age of 42 after apparently taking his own life. He was found hanged in the garage of his £2 million home in Cheshire, on Sunday morning.

The former Leeds United captain, who was awarded an MBE in 2010 for his services to football, leaves a wife Louise, and two children, Edward, 14, and Thomas, 13.

Mystery surrounded his death, with friends and figures in the football world at a loss to explain why Speed, a successful young manager and former Premier League player, would apparently take his own life.

The Prime Minister David Cameron also released a tribute via a Downing Street spokesman.

It said: "The Prime Minister was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Gary Speed, who was greatly respected by football fans across the country both as a player and manager.

The versatile midfielder became the first player to play 500 games in the Premier League, during a 22-year career in which he represented four different clubs - Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United and Bolton Wanderers.

IBTimes Sport takes a look at his career in pictures.