Steven Pressley

Date of birth11 October 1973
Place of birthElgin
NationalityScottish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Pressley stepped up to the senior ranks when he joined Rangers from Inverkeithing Boys Club in August 1990 and by 1993-94 he was a regular in the first team, winning a League champions medal for the Ibrox club.

In October 1994, he signed for Coventry City but he never really settled in England and was soon back north of the border at Dundee United.

He subsequently spent three seasons at Tannadice prior to joining Hearts in the 1998 close season.

He was a no-nonsense central defender who was strong in the tackle and very effective in the air.

Pressley was capped 26 times for Scotland at Under-21 level, captaining the team on a number of occasions, and also holds 32 full caps.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Rangers 02 Aug 1990 19 Oct 1994
Coventry City 19 Oct 1994 28 Jul 1995
Dundee United 28 Jul 1995 10 Jul 1998
Heart of Midlothian 10 Jul 1998

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1994-95 Coventry City Premier League 18
1
1
5
1
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish FA Cup 3
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 3
1
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 36
3
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian Scottish FA Cup 5
1
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 36
5
1
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup 4
2001-02 Heart of Midlothian Scottish FA Cup 1
2001-02 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 1
2001-02 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 30
2
1
2002-03 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 20
1
2003-04 Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup 1
2004-05 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 32
3
8
1
2004-05 Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup 6
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
23 Oct 1994 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-1 Premier League
06 Nov 1994 Chelsea v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
19 Nov 1994 Coventry City v Norwich City W 1-0 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 West Ham United v Coventry City W 0-1 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Coventry City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City L 5-1 Premier League
03 Jan 1995 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
07 Jan 1995 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Manchester City v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
28 Jan 1995 Coventry City v Norwich City D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1995 Coventry City v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
08 Feb 1995 Norwich City v Coventry City L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
11 Feb 1995 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 0-2 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 1995 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 Premier League
15 Apr 1995 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League
01 May 1995 Coventry City v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
06 May 1995 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 2-0 Premier League


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
1992-93 Scotland Toulon Under-21 4
1992-93 Scotland Under-21 1
1993-94 Scotland Toulon Under-21 3
1993-94 Scotland UEFA Under-21 3
1993-94 Scotland Under-21 1
1994-95 Scotland Toulon Under-21 4
1994-95 Scotland UEFA Under-21 4
1
1
1995-96 Scotland UEFA Under-21 6
1
1999-00 Scotland International Friendly
2
2002-03 Scotland International Friendly 4
2002-03 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
2
2003-04 Scotland International Friendly 5
1
2003-04 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
2
2004-05 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
2
2004-05 Scotland International Friendly 1
2005-06 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
2005-06 Scotland International Friendly 2
2006-07 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
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
22 Mar 1993 Scotland v Iceland D 1-1 U21
06 Jun 1993 France v Scotland L 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
08 Jun 1993 Scotland v Bulgaria W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
10 Jun 1993 Scotland v Mexico W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
13 Jun 1993 England v Scotland L 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
07 Sep 1993 Scotland v Switzerland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
13 Oct 1993 Italy v Scotland L 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
16 Nov 1993 Malta v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
19 Apr 1994 Austria v Scotland L 2-1 U21
30 May 1994 Scotland v Egypt D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
01 Jun 1994 Scotland v Portugal W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
03 Jun 1994 Scotland v Belgium L 0-2 Toulon Under-21 Group B
06 Sep 1994 Finland v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
15 Nov 1994 Scotland v Russia W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
28 Mar 1995 Russia v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
25 Apr 1995 San Marino v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
05 Jun 1995 Scotland v Mexico L 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1995 France v Scotland W 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1995 Scotland v Korea Republic W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1995 Brazil v Scotland L 4-0 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
15 Aug 1995 Scotland v Greece W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
14 Nov 1995 Scotland v San Marino W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
12 Mar 1996 Hungary v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
26 Mar 1996 Scotland v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
28 May 1996 Spain v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Semi-final
31 May 1996 France v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA U21 3rd place
29 Mar 2000 Scotland v France L 0-2 International Friendly
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Iceland v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Oct 2002 Scotland v Canada W 3-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Portugal v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Scotland v Iceland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
02 Apr 2003 Lithuania v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 Apr 2003 Scotland v Austria L 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2003 Scotland v New Zealand D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Aug 2003 Norway v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2003 Scotland v Lithuania W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Nov 2003 Scotland v Netherlands W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Netherlands v Scotland L 6-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
31 Mar 2004 Scotland v Romania L 1-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Denmark v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Estonia v Scotland W 0-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Scotland v Trinidad and Tobago W 4-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Scotland v Hungary L 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Italy v Scotland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
04 Jun 2005 Scotland v Moldova W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Jun 2005 Belarus v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Aug 2005 Austria v Scotland D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Norway v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Oct 2005 Scotland v Belarus L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Oct 2005 Slovenia v Scotland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Nov 2005 Scotland v USA D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Scotland v Faroe Islands W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 Lithuania v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Oct 2006 Scotland v France W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
11 Oct 2006 Ukraine v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B


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