A memorial match, honouring the late Welsh footballer Gary Speed, will be played between Wales and Costa Rica on Friday, at 7:45 p.m. GMT at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Speed, a former manager of the Welsh national team, committed suicide on 27 November, reportedly as a result of personal problems.

Born on 8 September, 1969, Speed started his career with Leeds United, at the age of 15. He played in the club's youth team for 4 years and was promoted to their senior side in 1988.

In a career that spanned more than 20 years, Speed (who played as a midfielder) turned out for five clubs - Leeds United (1988-1996), Everton (1996-1998), Newcastle United (1998-2004), Bolton Wanderers (2004-2008) and Sheffield United (2008-2010). He also represented his country from 1990 to 2004.

After his retirement, Speed was appointed manager of Sheffield United in 2010 and shortly after was asked to take the reigns of the Welsh national team.

Speed was named in the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Team of the Year in 1993 and was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2010.

Check out these photos showing the highlights of Gary Speed's career