Steve Claridge

Date of birth10 April 1966
Place of birthPortsmouth
NationalityEnglish
Weight81 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

League Cup winner 1997 with Leicester City.

Portsmouth's well-travelled marksman had another eventful season in 2000-01.

He got off to a great start netting a hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of August and was then the surprise choice to succeed Tony Pulis as boss in October.

He netted on his managerial debut, and indeed finished the campaign as Pompey's leading scorer, but when Graham Rix took over as manager at the end of February he went on the transfer list.

He subsequently joined Millwall on loan on the deadline day and proved an inspirational signing for Lions' manager Mark McGhee.

He was a great help to Neil Harris and Richard Sadlier and scored twice in the vital 4-0 win over promotion rivals Rotherham United, the second of which was a brilliant chip from 25 yards out.

An experienced striker who is full of tricks, he has an excellent first touch and holds the ball up well.

Steve was appointed player / manager of Weymouth in June 2003 on a five-year contract.

He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2004 on a month's contract then Brentford in a deal to the end of the season.

After his very brief stint as Millwall's manager, Steve joined Gillingham on non-contract terms in August 2005 before joining Bradford City with a one-year contract.

He returned to AFC Bournemouth in December 2006 with a monthly contract, so having the opportunity to make his 1,000th senior appearance.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Fareham Town 01 Aug 1983 30 Nov 1984
AFC Bournemouth 30 Nov 1984 03 Oct 1985
Weymouth 03 Oct 1985 11 Oct 1988
Crystal Palace 11 Oct 1988 13 Oct 1988
Aldershot 13 Oct 1988 08 Feb 1990
Cambridge United 08 Feb 1990 17 Jul 1992
Luton Town 17 Jul 1992 20 Nov 1992
Cambridge United 20 Nov 1992 07 Jan 1994
Birmingham City 07 Jan 1994 01 Mar 1996
Leicester City 01 Mar 1996 26 Mar 1998
Portsmouth 23 Jan 1998 13 Mar 1998 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 Mar 1998 10 Aug 1998
Portsmouth 10 Aug 1998 08 Aug 2001
Millwall 21 Mar 2001 05 May 2001 L
Millwall 08 Aug 2001 04 Jun 2003
Weymouth 04 Jun 2003 20 Oct 2004
Brighton and Hove Albion 12 Nov 2004 12 Dec 2004
Brentford 17 Dec 2004 09 Feb 2005
Wycombe Wanderers 13 Jan 2005 08 Feb 2005 L
Wycombe Wanderers 09 Feb 2005 21 Jun 2005
Millwall 21 Jun 2005 27 Jul 2005
Sheffield Wednesday 11 Aug 2005 12 Aug 2005 T
Gillingham 19 Aug 2005 26 Aug 2005
Bradford City 26 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2006
Walsall 23 Mar 2006 31 May 2006 L
AFC Bournemouth 08 Dec 2006 08 Jan 2007
Worthing 15 Jan 2007 09 Feb 2007
Harrow Borough 09 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007
Weymouth 03 Sep 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Cambridge United League Division Two Play-Offs 2
1994-95 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
1994-95 Birmingham City League Cup 1
1995-96 Birmingham City League Cup 2
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 14
5
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
1996-97 Leicester City FA Cup 4
1
1996-97 Leicester City League Cup 8
2
1996-97 Leicester City Premier League 29
3
12
1
1997-98 Leicester City Premier League 10
7
1997-98 Leicester City UEFA Cup
1
1997-98 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1998-99 Portsmouth FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Portsmouth League Cup 1
1999-00 Portsmouth FA Cup
1
2000-01 Millwall League Division 2 6
3
2000-01 Portsmouth FA Cup
1
2000-01 Portsmouth League Cup 2
2000-01 Portsmouth League Division 1 24
7
11
4
2001-02 Millwall FA Cup
1
2001-02 Millwall League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 39
2
17
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
1
2002-03 Millwall FA Cup 4
3
1
2002-03 Millwall League Cup
1
2002-03 Millwall League Division 1 31
13
9
3
2004-05 Brentford League One 3
1
2004-05 Brighton and Hove Albion League Championship 5
2004-05 Wycombe Wanderers League Two 14
5
4
2005-06 Bradford City FA Cup
2
2005-06 Bradford City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Bradford City League One 14
12
5
1
2005-06 Gillingham League Cup 1
2005-06 Gillingham League One 1
2005-06 Walsall League One 7
1
1
2006-07 AFC Bournemouth League One 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
03 Mar 1996 Ipswich Town v Leicester City L 4-2 League Division 1
09 Mar 1996 Leicester City v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
13 Mar 1996 Leicester City v Ipswich Town L 0-2 League Division 1
16 Mar 1996 Oldham Athletic v Leicester City L 3-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 1996 Leicester City v Millwall W 2-1 League Division 1
30 Mar 1996 Leicester City v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division 1
02 Apr 1996 Charlton Athletic v Leicester City W 0-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 1996 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 0-1 League Division 1
09 Apr 1996 Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Division 1
13 Apr 1996 Tranmere Rovers v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 1996 Leicester City v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Apr 1996 Leicester City v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League Division 1
27 Apr 1996 Leicester City v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division 1
05 May 1996 Watford v Leicester City W 0-1 League Division 1
12 May 1996 Leicester City v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
15 May 1996 Stoke City v Leicester City W 0-1
Agg: 0-1
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
27 May 1996 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 1-2 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
21 Aug 1996 Leicester City v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1996 Leicester City v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
02 Sep 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
07 Sep 1996 Nottingham Forest v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
15 Sep 1996 Leicester City v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
17 Sep 1996 Scarborough v Leicester City W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City W 1-2 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 West Ham United v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
22 Oct 1996 York City v Leicester City W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
26 Oct 1996 Leicester City v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Derby County v Leicester City L 2-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Aston Villa v Leicester City W 1-3 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 Leicester City v Everton L 1-2 Premier League
27 Nov 1996 Leicester City v Manchester United W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
30 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Leicester City L 3-1 Premier League
03 Dec 1996 Middlesbrough v Leicester City W 0-2 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Leicester City v Coventry City L 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Liverpool v Leicester City D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 Leicester City v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 Premier League
11 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Leicester City L 3-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Southend United W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Wimbledon W 1-0 Premier League
21 Jan 1997 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 0-1 League Cup Quarter-final
25 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Norwich City W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
02 Feb 1997 Newcastle United v Leicester City L 4-3 Premier League
16 Feb 1997 Leicester City v Chelsea D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1997 Leicester City v Wimbledon D 0-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
22 Feb 1997 Leicester City v Derby County W 4-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1997 Chelsea v Leicester City L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1997 Leicester City v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
11 Mar 1997 Wimbledon v Leicester City D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
15 Mar 1997 Leicester City v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
19 Mar 1997 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Southampton v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
06 Apr 1997 Leicester City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Cup Final
12 Apr 1997 Arsenal v Leicester City L 2-0 Premier League
16 Apr 1997 Leicester City v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Cup Final replay
19 Apr 1997 Chelsea v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1997 Leicester City v West Ham United L 0-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Leicester City v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
07 May 1997 Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Leicester City W 2-4 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Leicester City v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Leicester City v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Leicester City v Arsenal D 3-3 Premier League
30 Aug 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
13 Sep 1997 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Atl├ętico Madrid v Leicester City L 2-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
27 Sep 1997 Barnsley v Leicester City W 0-2 Premier League
18 Oct 1997 Chelsea v Leicester City L 1-0 Premier League
27 Oct 1997 Leicester City v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v Leicester City D 3-3 Premier League
10 Nov 1997 Leicester City v Wimbledon L 0-1 Premier League
22 Nov 1997 Leicester City v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Leicester City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
13 Dec 1997 Southampton v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Leicester City v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Arsenal v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Leicester City v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
14 Mar 1998 Wimbledon v Leicester City L 2-1 Premier League


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