Steve Finnan

Date of birth20 April 1976
Place of birthLimerick
NationalityIrish
Weight76 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Right back

A fine attacking right back, Steve's first senior club was Birmingham City.

He soon earned a £300,000 move to Notts County and Fulham paid £600,000 for his services in 1998.

He joined Liverpool for £3.5 million in 2003 and by the 2004-05 season had become a key member of the team, contributing to the Champions League success.

Steve's contract at Liverpool was extended to June 2010 in July 2007.

He joined Portsmouth in July 2009 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Welling United 01 Jul 1993 12 Jun 1995
Birmingham City 12 Jun 1995 31 Oct 1996
Notts County 05 Mar 1996 08 May 1996 L
Notts County 31 Oct 1996 13 Nov 1998
Fulham 13 Nov 1998 30 Jun 2003
Liverpool 30 Jun 2003 01 Sep 2008
Espanyol 01 Sep 2008 30 Jun 2009
Portsmouth 31 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Notts County FA Cup 2
1998-99 Fulham FA Cup 4
1
1999-00 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Fulham League Cup 5
1
2000-01 Fulham FA Cup 1
2000-01 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Fulham League Division 1 45
2
5
2001-02 Fulham FA Cup 6
2
2001-02 Fulham League Cup 3
1
2001-02 Fulham Premier League 38
3
2002-03 Fulham FA Cup 3
2002-03 Fulham League Cup 1
2002-03 Fulham Premier League 32
6
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Cup 4
1
2002-03 Fulham UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
2003-04 Liverpool FA Cup 3
2003-04 Liverpool Premier League 19
3
4
2003-04 Liverpool UEFA Cup 5
1
2004-05 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
2004-05 Liverpool Premier League 29
4
1
3
2004-05 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 12
2
2
2005-06 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1
2005-06 Liverpool FIFA Club World Championship 1
2005-06 Liverpool Premier League 33
2
2005-06 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 11
2005-06 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
2006-07 Liverpool FA Community Shield 1
2006-07 Liverpool FA Cup 1
2006-07 Liverpool Premier League 32
1
2
2006-07 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 12
1
2007-08 Liverpool FA Cup 3
2007-08 Liverpool League Cup 1
2007-08 Liverpool Premier League 21
3
2
2007-08 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 6
1
2009-10 Portsmouth FA Cup 4
2009-10 Portsmouth Premier League 20
1
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
14 Jan 1997 Notts County v Aston Villa D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1997 Aston Villa v Notts County L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay


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
1995-96 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International
2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
4
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
2
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 7
2007-08 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2007-08 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2008-09 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
2008-09 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 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
30 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 1-1 U21
08 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
01 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 8
29 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
19 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
05 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
26 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-2 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Andorra v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
25 Apr 2001 Republic of Ireland v Andorra W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
15 Nov 2001 Iran v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria L 1-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
16 Jun 2002 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 1-1 (2-3) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
27 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UNITY CUP
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Sep 2004 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
16 Nov 2004 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2005 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
16 Aug 2006 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 0-4 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland L 5-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2006 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Republic of Ireland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 San Marino v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 Denmark v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
20 Aug 2008 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Georgia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Sep 2008 Montenegro v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8


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