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
07 Aug 2004 Southend United v Cheltenham Town L 0-2 League Two
10 Aug 2004 Lincoln City v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
14 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Southend United L 2-0 League Two
21 Aug 2004 Southend United v Cambridge United D 0-0 League Two
27 Aug 2004 Bristol Rovers v Southend United L 2-1 League Two
30 Aug 2004 Southend United v Macclesfield Town W 2-1 League Two
04 Sep 2004 Rushden and Diamonds v Southend United W 1-4 League Two
11 Sep 2004 Southend United v Wycombe Wanderers L 1-2 League Two
18 Sep 2004 Notts County v Southend United W 1-2 League Two
25 Sep 2004 Southend United v Kidderminster Harriers W 1-0 League Two
02 Oct 2004 Darlington v Southend United L 4-0 League Two
08 Oct 2004 Southend United v Boston United W 2-1 League Two
16 Oct 2004 Southend United v Swansea City W 4-2 League Two
19 Oct 2004 Scunthorpe United v Southend United L 3-2 League Two
23 Oct 2004 Shrewsbury Town v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
30 Oct 2004 Southend United v Northampton Town W 2-1 League Two
02 Nov 2004 Southend United v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
06 Nov 2004 Southend United v Oxford United W 4-0 League Two
12 Nov 2004 Southend United v Luton Town L 0-3 FA Cup 1st round
26 Nov 2004 Southend United v Grimsby Town D 1-1 League Two
07 Dec 2004 Leyton Orient v Southend United D 2-2 League Two
11 Dec 2004 Bury v Southend United W 0-1 League Two
17 Dec 2004 Southend United v Chester City W 1-0 League Two
03 Jan 2005 Kidderminster Harriers v Southend United W 1-3 League Two
15 Jan 2005 Southend United v Notts County D 0-0 League Two
22 Jan 2005 Mansfield Town v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
25 Jan 2005 Southend United v Swindon Town W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
29 Jan 2005 Southend United v Darlington W 2-0 League Two
04 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
11 Feb 2005 Southend United v Scunthorpe United D 0-0 League Two
15 Feb 2005 Bristol Rovers v Southend United W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
19 Feb 2005 Northampton Town v Southend United W 1-2 League Two
22 Feb 2005 Southend United v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Two
26 Feb 2005 Southend United v Bury W 1-0 League Two
05 Mar 2005 Chester City v Southend United D 2-2 League Two
08 Mar 2005 Southend United v Bristol Rovers D 2-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
12 Mar 2005 Southend United v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
19 Mar 2005 Cheltenham Town v Southend United W 0-3 League Two
25 Mar 2005 Southend United v Rochdale W 3-0 League Two
28 Mar 2005 Cambridge United v Southend United W 0-2 League Two
01 Apr 2005 Southend United v Bristol Rovers W 2-0 League Two
10 Apr 2005 Southend United v Wrexham L 0-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final
15 Apr 2005 Southend United v Leyton Orient L 0-1 League Two
19 Apr 2005 Macclesfield Town v Southend United W 1-2 League Two
23 Apr 2005 Oxford United v Southend United L 2-1 League Two
30 Apr 2005 Southend United v Yeovil Town L 0-1 League Two
07 May 2005 Grimsby Town v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
15 May 2005 Northampton Town v Southend United D 0-0 League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
21 May 2005 Southend United v Northampton Town W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
League Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 2005 Lincoln City v Southend United W 0-2 League Two Play-Offs Final
06 Aug 2005 Southend United v Port Vale L 1-2 League One
22 Aug 2005 Southend United v Southampton L 0-3 League Cup 1st round
04 Sep 2005 Southend United v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League One
10 Sep 2005 Swindon Town v Southend United W 1-2 League One
18 Oct 2005 Rushden and Diamonds v Southend United L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
03 Dec 2005 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons L 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Dec 2005 Southend United v Chesterfield D 0-0 League One
10 Dec 2005 Southend United v Bradford City D 1-1 League One
17 Dec 2005 Huddersfield Town v Southend United D 0-0 League One
26 Dec 2005 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons D 0-0 League One
28 Dec 2005 Hartlepool United v Southend United W 1-2 League One
31 Dec 2005 Southend United v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League One
07 Jan 2006 Oldham Athletic v Southend United D 0-0 League One
14 Jan 2006 Southend United v Brentford W 4-1 League One
21 Jan 2006 Tranmere Rovers v Southend United D 0-0 League One
04 Feb 2006 Yeovil Town v Southend United W 0-2 League One
10 Feb 2006 Southend United v Rotherham United W 2-0 League One
14 Feb 2006 Brentford v Southend United L 2-0 League One
18 Feb 2006 Chesterfield v Southend United W 3-4 League One
25 Feb 2006 Southend United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
05 Aug 2006 Southend United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Championship
08 Aug 2006 Crystal Palace v Southend United L 3-1 League Championship
12 Aug 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Southend United L 2-0 League Championship
19 Aug 2006 Southend United v Sunderland W 3-1 League Championship
26 Aug 2006 Leicester City v Southend United L 1-0 League Championship
13 Oct 2006 Southend United v Coventry City L 2-3 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Burnley v Southend United D 0-0 League Championship
04 Nov 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southend United L 3-1 League Championship
07 Nov 2006 Southend United v Manchester United W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
11 Nov 2006 Southend United v Preston North End D 0-0 League Championship
18 Nov 2006 Southend United v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Championship
25 Nov 2006 Colchester United v Southend United L 3-0 League Championship
28 Nov 2006 Barnsley v Southend United L 2-0 League Championship
02 Dec 2006 Southend United v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Southend United v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
15 Dec 2006 Luton Town v Southend United D 0-0 League Championship
20 Dec 2006 Tottenham Hotspur v Southend United L 1-0 League Cup 5th round
24 Feb 2007 Sheffield Wednesday v Southend United L 3-2 League Championship
28 Apr 2007 Southend United v Luton Town L 1-3 League Championship


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