Mark Draper

Date of birth11 November 1970
Place of birthLong Eaton
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Southampton's only cash signing during the close season, Mark came to The Dell in search of a new challenge having spent a large part of the 1999-2000 campaign exiled from the Premiership in Spain. An experienced campaigner, he took some time to settle on the south coast and his progress was hampered by a series of niggling injuries and some indifferent form. He made the starting line-up for the opening games but then found himself relegated to the subs' bench. Perhaps his best performance of the season came at Middlesbrough in February when he scored the winner with a cracking drive from the edge of the penalty area. An experienced midfield player who doesn't give the ball away easily, he links well between defence and attack.

Mark was forced to retire from senior football in December 2003 due to an ankle injury.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Leicester City Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1994-95 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1994-95 Leicester City Premier League 39
5
5
1995-96 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 8
1995-96 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
2
1995-96 Aston Villa Premier League 36
2
1
1996-97 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 1
1
1996-97 Aston Villa Premier League 28
1
3
1
1996-97 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 1
1997-98 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1997-98 Aston Villa Premier League 31
3
4
1997-98 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 7
1998-99 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1998-99 Aston Villa Premier League 13
10
2
4
1998-99 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 3
1
1998-99 Aston Villa Worthington Cup 1
1
1999-00 Aston Villa Premier League
1
2000-01 Southampton FA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Southampton Premier League 16
6
1
5
2000-01 Southampton Worthington Cup 1
2001-02 Southampton Premier League 1
1
1
2001-02 Southampton Worthington Cup
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
21 Aug 1994 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 1-3 Premier League
23 Aug 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City L 3-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1994 Nottingham Forest v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Wimbledon v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1994 Brighton and Hove Albion v Leicester City L 1-0 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1994 Everton v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
05 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-2 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1994 Chelsea v Leicester City L 4-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Southampton W 4-3 Premier League
24 Oct 1994 Leeds United v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
29 Oct 1994 Leicester City v Crystal Palace L 0-1 Premier League
05 Nov 1994 West Ham United v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1994 Leicester City v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League
23 Nov 1994 Leicester City v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Norwich City v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Leicester City v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Newcastle United v Leicester City L 3-1 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 Leicester City v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1994 Manchester United v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Ipswich Town v Leicester City L 4-1 Premier League
14 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Leicester City L 2-0 Premier League
25 Jan 1995 Manchester City v Leicester City W 0-1 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Portsmouth v Leicester City W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Leicester City v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
11 Feb 1995 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
18 Feb 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1995 Aston Villa v Leicester City D 4-4 Premier League
25 Feb 1995 Coventry City v Leicester City L 4-2 Premier League
04 Mar 1995 Leicester City v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
08 Mar 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Leicester City L 2-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 Leicester City v Nottingham Forest L 2-4 Premier League
15 Mar 1995 Leicester City v Leeds United L 1-3 Premier League
18 Mar 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
08 Apr 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
15 Apr 1995 Leicester City v Manchester United L 0-4 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Liverpool v Leicester City L 2-0 Premier League
29 Apr 1995 Leicester City v Ipswich Town W 2-0 Premier League
06 May 1995 Leicester City v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
14 May 1995 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League


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
Notts County 12 Dec 1988 22 Jul 1994
Leicester City 22 Jul 1994 05 Jul 1995
Aston Villa 05 Jul 1995 17 Jul 2000
Rayo Vallecano 17 Jan 2000 20 May 2000 L
Southampton 17 Jul 2000 18 Dec 2003

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 England UEFA Under-21
1
1991-92 England UEFA Under-21 1
1991-92 England Under-21 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
26 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
10 Sep 1991 England v Germany W 2-1 Under-21
12 Nov 1991 Poland v England L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group


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