Robbie Savage among stars at Grand Slam of Darts final

Footballer Robbie Savage was among stars to turn out for the Grand Slam of Darts final in Wolverhampton.

The ex-Wales, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers and Derby County midfielder held up a sign asking fans to boo if they believed he was the greatest Premier League player.

Raymond van Barneveld won an all-Dutch final against Michael van Gerwen 16-14 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall to land the £100,000 first prize and his first major title for five years.

Afterwards, he said: “It’s amazing. I’m really emotional and it’s hard to find the words to describe this feeling.”

Van Gerwen said last night: “The crowd have been brilliant to me and Raymond played well tonight.”

Savage, who took part in TV series Strictly Come Dancing, proved he was not camera-shy at the Grand Slam, where about 12,000 darts fans are thought to have attended over nine days to see 32 players.

Bosses estimates 45,000 pints of lager were drunk during the course of the annual tournament. Fans got into the spirit of the competition, with some fans donning fancy dress.

Players from seven countries took part in this year’s event.

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Great to hear that a major sports event in Wolverthampton was successful.