Steve Harper

Date of birth03 February 1969
Place of birthNewcastle-under-Lyme
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

This experienced defender suffered an early setback in the 2000-01 campaign after suffering a leg injury when playing for Hull City against Plymouth. He soon returned to his familiar left-wing-back role, and settled down to the consistent performances that have been the hallmark of his time at Boothferry Park. Steve was a regular in the Tiger's line-up until the club's financial problems led to him joining Third Division rivals Darlington in February. He slotted in straight away for the Quakers playing on the left hand side either at full back or in midfield where his guile and experience were invaluable. He likes to overlap and link with the forwards and his tricky footwork down the flank contributed a number of goals for the side, but none for himself.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Port Vale 29 Mar 1987 27 Mar 1989
Preston North End 27 Mar 1989 23 Jul 1991
Burnley 23 Jul 1991 07 Aug 1993
Doncaster Rovers 07 Aug 1993 08 Sep 1995
Mansfield Town 08 Sep 1995 13 Jul 1999
Hull City 13 Jul 1999 15 Feb 2001
Darlington 15 Feb 2001 30 Jun 2002
Kidsgrove Athletic 20 Sep 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Hull City FA Cup 5
1999-00 Hull City League Cup 4
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 17
2000-01 Hull City FA Cup 2
2000-01 Hull City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Hull City League Cup 1
2000-01 Hull City League Division 3 27
1
2001-02 Darlington LDV Vans Trophy
1
2001-02 Darlington League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Darlington League Division 3 15
8
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
10 Aug 1999 Rotherham United v Hull City W 0-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Aug 1999 Hull City v Rotherham United W 2-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Hull City v Liverpool L 1-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Hull City L 4-2
Agg: 9-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1999 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
09 Nov 1999 Hull City v Macclesfield Town W 4-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
20 Nov 1999 Hayes v Hull City D 2-2 FA Cup 2nd round
30 Nov 1999 Hull City v Hayes W 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round replay
11 Dec 1999 Hull City v Chelsea L 1-6 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Blackpool v Hull City L 3-1 League Division 3
19 Aug 2000 Hull City v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Aug 2000 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
28 Aug 2000 Hull City v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Sep 2000 Hull City v Cheltenham Town L 0-2 League Division 3
05 Sep 2000 Notts County v Hull City L 2-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Leyton Orient v Hull City D 2-2 League Division 3
12 Sep 2000 Mansfield Town v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Sep 2000 Hull City v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Division 3
23 Sep 2000 Barnet v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Sep 2000 Hull City v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Division 3
06 Oct 2000 Hull City v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-2 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Halifax Town v Hull City W 0-2 League Division 3
17 Oct 2000 Exeter City v Hull City W 0-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 Hull City v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Hull City v Hartlepool United D 0-0 League Division 3
28 Oct 2000 York City v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Hull City v Darlington W 2-0 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Chesterfield v Hull City L 1-0 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Kettering Town v Hull City D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Hull City v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division 3
28 Nov 2000 Hull City v Kettering Town L 0-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
02 Dec 2000 Scunthorpe United v Hull City W 0-1 League Division 3
05 Dec 2000 Chester City v Hull City L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
16 Dec 2000 Hull City v Torquay United L 1-2 League Division 3
23 Dec 2000 Hull City v Kidderminster Harriers D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Rochdale v Hull City L 1-0 League Division 3
13 Jan 2001 Lincoln City v Hull City L 2-0 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Hull City D 2-2 League Division 3
03 Feb 2001 Cheltenham Town v Hull City W 0-1 League Division 3
10 Feb 2001 Hull City v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Division 3


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