Sheron pictured in 2013
|Full name||Michael Nigel Sheron|
|Date of birth||11 January 1972|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|1991||→ Bury (loan)||5||(1)|
|1997–1999||Queens Park Rangers||63||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Michael Nigel "Mike" Sheron (born 11 January 1972) is an English former footballer, born in Liverpool, who made nearly 500 appearances in the Premier League and the Football League playing as a striker for Manchester City, Bury, Norwich City, Stoke City, Queens Park Rangers, Barnsley, Blackpool, Macclesfield Town and Shrewsbury Town. Sheron was capped by England at under-21 level.
Sheron started his career with Manchester City, whom he joined as a schoolboy. His first league appearance came in March 1991 on loan at Bury, for whom he played five times. His Manchester City debut came in the 1991–92 season in a match against Everton. Sheron a total of 29 appearances over the course of the season, scoring seven times. The majority of Sheron's Manchester City appearances were in a striking partnership with Niall Quinn, particularly in the 1992–93 season when Sheron scored 14 goals. Following the arrival of Paul Walsh and Uwe Rosler in March 1994, Sheron's first team opportunities become limited, and in August 1994 he joined Norwich City for a fee of £1,000,000. His time at Norwich was not a happy one. Struggling with injuries, Sheron scored just two league goals for Norwich, and moved to Stoke City in October 1995 in a player exchange deal that took Keith Scott to Carrow Road. Sheron performed considerably better for Stoke, scoring 39 goals in 71 starts, including a brace in the last ever Potteries derby match at the Victoria Ground.
His success at Stoke prompted Queens Park Rangers to pay £2.75 million for his services. After 18 months at QPR, the club were facing financial difficulties, and as one of the highest wage earners, Sheron was sold to Barnsley for £1.5 million. Sheron spent four years at Barnsley, making more appearances for them than for any of his other clubs.
After leaving Shrewsbury, Sheron signed for Warrington Town of the Northern Premier League who he briefly played for before hanging up his boots to join the club's coaching staff. In January 2007 Sheron joined former club Bury as Centre of Excellence manager, and was appointed youth team manager a few months later.
- Sourced from The English National Football Archive
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Manchester City||1990–91||First Division||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bury (loan)||1990–91||Third Division||5||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||7||1|
|Norwich City||1994–95||Premier League||21||1||4||2||4||1||0||0||29||4|
|Stoke City||1995–96||First Division||28||15||0||0||0||0||2||0||31||15|
|Queens Park Rangers||1997–98||First Division||40||11||2||0||0||0||0||0||42||11|
|Macclesfield Town||2004–05||League Two||26||3||3||1||1||0||3||0||33||4|
|Shrewsbury Town||2004–05||League Two||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||2|
- A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy, Football League play-offs, Full Members Cup.
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