Spencer Prior

Date of birth22 April 1971
Place of birthSouthend
NationalityEnglish
Weight84 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

After four years at home town club Southend United, Spencer signed for Norwich City and shortly followed manager Martin O'Neill to Leicester City where he formed a formidable defensive partnership with Matt Elliott.

After an early season move to Derby County in 1998, he fell foul of Jim Smith's regime after publicly criticising tactics and training methods eventually resulting in a transfer deadline day move to Manchester City in March 2000 for £500,000.

A brave uncompromising player, Spencer epitomises the bulldog character of the traditional centre half.

An ever dangerous presence in the opposing area on set pieces, he hit the back of the net three times in quick succession during the latter stages of 1999-2000.

A player of extensive Premiership experience, Spencer rejoined Southend United in July 2004 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southend United 22 May 1989 24 Jun 1993
Norwich City 24 Jun 1993 17 Aug 1996
Leicester City 17 Aug 1996 22 Aug 1998
Derby County 22 Aug 1998 23 Mar 2000
Manchester City 23 Mar 2000 28 Jun 2001
Cardiff City 28 Jun 2001 30 Jun 2004
Colchester United 05 Jul 2004 16 Jul 2004 T
Southend United 28 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Norwich City League Cup 1
1993-94 Norwich City Premier League 13
1
1994-95 Norwich City FA Cup
1
1994-95 Norwich City League Cup 3
1
1994-95 Norwich City Premier League 12
5
2
1995-96 Norwich City League Cup 3
1996-97 Leicester City FA Cup 4
1996-97 Leicester City League Cup 7
2
1996-97 Leicester City Premier League 33
1
3
1997-98 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1997-98 Leicester City Premier League 28
2
2
1997-98 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
1998-99 Derby County FA Cup 4
1998-99 Derby County League Cup 2
1998-99 Derby County Premier League 33
1
1
4
1999-00 Derby County League Cup 3
1999-00 Derby County Premier League 15
5
6
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Manchester City League Cup 4
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 18
3
1
3
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup 3
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 33
4
2
8
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
1
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 4
2
2002-03 Cardiff City League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 35
2
4
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2003-04 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 4
3
2004-05 Southend United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Southend United LDV Vans Trophy 5
2004-05 Southend United League Two 41
2
6
2004-05 Southend United League Two Play-Offs 3
2005-06 Southend United FA Cup 1
2005-06 Southend United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Southend United League Cup 1
2005-06 Southend United League One 15
2
3
2006-07 Southend United League Championship 15
2
1
2006-07 Southend United League Cup 2


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 Sep 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Chelsea v Norwich City W 1-2 Premier League
26 Oct 1993 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1993 Arsenal v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
13 Dec 1993 Norwich City v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 3-0 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 0-0 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Southampton L 4-5 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Norwich City v Sheffield United L 0-1 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Liverpool v Norwich City W 0-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Norwich City v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 Premier League
04 Oct 1994 Swansea City v Norwich City L 1-0
Agg: 1-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1994 Norwich City v Leeds United W 2-1 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
26 Oct 1994 Tranmere Rovers v Norwich City D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1994 Southampton v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
05 Nov 1994 Norwich City v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
09 Nov 1994 Norwich City v Tranmere Rovers W 4-2 League Cup 3rd round replay
19 Nov 1994 Coventry City v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
02 Jan 1995 Liverpool v Norwich City L 4-0 Premier League
14 Jan 1995 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 1-2 Premier League
25 Jan 1995 Norwich City v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
11 Feb 1995 Norwich City v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Feb 1995 Everton v Norwich City L 5-0 FA Cup 5th round
04 Mar 1995 Norwich City v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 West Ham United v Norwich City D 2-2 Premier League
15 Mar 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City L 2-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1995 Leicester City v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
08 Apr 1995 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 3-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1995 Norwich City v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 1-0 Premier League
20 Sep 1995 Norwich City v Torquay United W 6-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Nov 1995 Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
20 Dec 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City W 0-0 (3-2) League Cup 4th round replay


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