Des Walker

Date of birth26 November 1965
Place of birthHackney
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Des was once again a rock-like figure in the centre of the Sheffield Wednesday defence in 2000-01. He produced some outstanding displays, captaining the team and offering a great role model to the club’s younger professionals. He is still quick, although perhaps a little slower than in his prime, but his ability to read the game is what makes him such a quality defender. Des played his 350th senior game for the Owls against Tranmere in February 2001. He played 59 times for England.

Following his succesful return to the City Ground, the veteran centre back signed a new one-year contract with Nottingham Forest in May 2003.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Nottingham Forest Rumbelows League Cup 1
1993-94 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 42
1
1994-95 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 38
2
1
1995-96 Sheffield Wednesday Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1995-96 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 36
2
1995-96 Sheffield Wednesday UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1996-97 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 4
1996-97 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 36
1
1
1997-98 Sheffield Wednesday Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1997-98 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 3
1997-98 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 38
1998-99 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 3
1998-99 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 37
2
1998-99 Sheffield Wednesday Worthington Cup 2
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 4
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 37
1999-00 Sheffield Wednesday Worthington Cup 4
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 2
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 43
2
2000-01 Sheffield Wednesday Worthington Cup 5
2002-03 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 29
2
4
2002-03 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1
2003-04 Nottingham Forest Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Nottingham Forest FA Cup 2
2003-04 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 23
2
2
2004-05 Nottingham Forest League Championship
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Jan 1990 Nottingham Forest v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 Rumbelows League Cup Final
10 Aug 2002 Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest L 2-0 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-0 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Walsall v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 League Division 1
28 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon W 2-0 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 League Division 1
14 Sep 2002 Nottingham Forest v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2002 Nottingham Forest v Gillingham W 4-1 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Grimsby Town v Nottingham Forest W 0-3 League Division 1
25 Sep 2002 Stoke City v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Nottingham Forest v Rotherham United W 3-2 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Millwall v Nottingham Forest W 1-2 League Division 1
20 Oct 2002 Derby County v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Nottingham Forest v Leicester City D 2-2 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Bradford City W 3-0 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-2 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Burnley v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Bradford City v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth L 1-2 League Division 1
18 Jan 2003 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Leicester City v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
11 Apr 2003 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Nottingham Forest v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Nottingham Forest v Millwall D 3-3 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
10 May 2003 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
15 May 2003 Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest L 4-3 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
09 Aug 2003 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division 1
16 Aug 2003 Reading v Nottingham Forest L 3-0 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon W 6-0 League Division 1
22 Oct 2003 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Oct 2003 Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth L 2-4 Carling Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Millwall v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Walsall v Nottingham Forest L 4-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion L 0-3 League Division 1
03 Dec 2003 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Nottingham Forest v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
25 Jan 2004 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Walsall D 3-3 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
25 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Bradford City W 2-1 League Division 1
02 Mar 2004 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Gillingham v Nottingham Forest L 2-1 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace W 3-2 League Division 1
17 Mar 2004 Nottingham Forest v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 League Division 1
09 May 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest W 0-2 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nottingham Forest 02 Dec 1983 01 Aug 1992
Sampdoria 01 Aug 1992 22 Jul 1993
Sheffield Wednesday 22 Jul 1993 30 Jun 2001
Burton Albion 19 Oct 2001 30 Jun 2002
Nottingham Forest 05 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2005

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 England UEFA Under-21 1
1986-87 England UEFA Under-21 1
1986-87 England Under-21 1
1987-88 England UEFA Under-21 3
1987-88 England Under-21 1
1988-89 England FIFA World Cup 3
1
1988-89 England International 2
1
1988-89 England Rous Cup 2
1989-90 England FIFA World Cup 9
1989-90 England International 7
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 1
1990-91 England International 6
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test 1
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 4
1991-92 England International 6
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 5
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 7
1992-93 England International 1
1992-93 England US Cup 2
1
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 May 1985 Finland v England L 3-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
09 Sep 1986 Sweden v England D 1-1 Under-21
28 Apr 1987 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
08 Sep 1987 Germany v England L 2-0 Under-21
13 Oct 1987 England v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
16 Feb 1988 Scotland v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
22 Mar 1988 England v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
14 Sep 1988 England v Denmark W 1-0 International
19 Oct 1988 England v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
08 Feb 1989 Greece v England W 1-2 International
08 Mar 1989 Albania v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
26 Apr 1989 England v Albania W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 May 1989 England v Chile D 0-0 ROUS CUP
27 May 1989 Scotland v England W 0-2 ROUS CUP
03 Jun 1989 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1989 Denmark v England D 1-1 International
06 Sep 1989 Sweden v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1989 Poland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 0-0 International
13 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 International
28 Mar 1990 England v Brazil W 1-0 International
25 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 4-2 International
15 May 1990 England v Denmark W 1-0 International
22 May 1990 England v Uruguay L 1-2 International
02 Jun 1990 Tunisia v England D 1-1 International
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 1990 England v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 England v Egypt W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 1990 England v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
01 Jul 1990 England v Cameroon W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Jul 1990 Germany v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
07 Jul 1990 Italy v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
12 Sep 1990 England v Hungary W 1-0 International
17 Oct 1990 England v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test
06 Feb 1991 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Turkey v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 May 1991 England v Argentina D 2-2 England Chall Cup
01 Jun 1991 Australia v England W 0-1 International
03 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-1 International
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International
12 Jun 1991 Malaysia v England W 2-4 International
16 Oct 1991 England v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
13 Nov 1991 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 England v France W 2-0 International
25 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England D 2-2 International
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International
12 May 1992 Hungary v England W 0-1 International
17 May 1992 England v Brazil D 1-1 International
03 Jun 1992 Finland v England W 1-2 International
11 Jun 1992 Denmark v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
09 Sep 1992 Spain v England L 1-0 International
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Feb 1993 England v San Marino W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 May 1993 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Jun 1993 Norway v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Jun 1993 USA v England L 2-0 US Cup
13 Jun 1993 England v Brazil D 1-1 US Cup
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany L 1-2 US Cup
17 Nov 1993 San Marino v England W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.