Steve Bruce

Date of birth31 December 1960
Place of birthCorbridge
NationalityEnglish
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Steve Bruce was team captain of probably United's greatest ever team which won the League/Cup double twice plus the club's first League title for 26 years. A natural organiser, he possessed great determination and strength, and his partnership with Gary Pallister played a great part in all United's successes during the 1990s. His enormous will to win rubbed off on everyone, while his knack of scoring crucial goals came to United's rescue on many occasions. He won three Premierships (1993, 1994, 1996), two FA Cups (1990, 1994), one League Cup (1992) and European Cup Winners Cup (1991). In 1990-91 he was United's leading scorer with 19 goals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Gillingham 01 Oct 1978 01 Aug 1984
Norwich City 01 Aug 1984 01 Dec 1987
Manchester United 01 Dec 1987 01 Jun 1996
Birmingham City 01 Jun 1996 01 Jul 1998

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Norwich City League Cup 1
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 21
2
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 38
2
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1989-90 Manchester United League Cup 2
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 34
3
1990-91 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1990-91 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1990-91 Manchester United League Division One 31
13
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 7
2
1990-91 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 8
4
1991-92 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1991-92 Manchester United League Cup 7
1
1991-92 Manchester United League Division One 37
5
1991-92 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
1991-92 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
1992-93 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1992-93 Manchester United League Cup 3
1992-93 Manchester United Premier League 42
5
6
1992-93 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1993-94 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1993-94 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1993-94 Manchester United League Cup 8
1
2
1993-94 Manchester United Premier League 41
3
2
1993-94 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2
1994-95 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1994-95 Manchester United FA Cup 5
2
1994-95 Manchester United League Cup 1
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 35
2
12
1994-95 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1
1995-96 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1995-96 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1995-96 Manchester United Premier League 30
1
4
1995-96 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1997-98 Birmingham City League 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
24 Mar 1985 Norwich City v Sunderland W 1-0 League Cup Final


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 England UEFA Under-18 7
1
1978-79 England Under-18 1
1987-88 England A v B 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
17 Jan 1979 Belgium v England W 0-4 U18
28 Feb 1979 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
04 Apr 1979 England v Italy W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 8
24 May 1979 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 2
26 May 1979 England v Malta W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
28 May 1979 West Germany v England W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 2
31 May 1979 Bulgaria v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Semi-final
02 Jun 1979 England v France W 0-0 (4-3) UEFA U18 3rd place
14 Oct 1987 Malta v England W 0-2 A v B


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