Steve De Ridder

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Steve De Ridder
Personal information
Full name Steve Danny Marc De Ridder[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Ghent, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Copenhagen
Number 22
Youth career
VSV Gent
Lokeren
Gent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Gent 1 (0)
2006–2008 Hamme (loan) 50 (22)
2008–2011 De Graafschap 93 (12)
2011–2013 Southampton 36 (3)
2013 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 FC Utrecht 32 (10)
2014– FC Copenhagen 6 (0)
National team
2005 Belgium U18 2 (0)
2005–2006 Belgium U19 11 (2)
2007–2008 Belgium U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:13, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Steve Danny Marc De Ridder (born 25 February 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a winger for Danish club, FC Copenhagen. He has played in the Netherlands for De Graafschap and FC Utrecht and in England for Southampton and Bolton Wanderers. He was born in Ghent.

Club career[edit]

De Graafschap[edit]

He was awarded the player of the season award for the 2010–11 season.

Southampton[edit]

On 22 July 2011, he joined Southampton from De Graafschap for a significant undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.[3] He made his league debut coming on as a second half substitute, replacing David Connolly against Leeds United on 6 August 2011.[4] On 9 August 2011, he made his full debut in the League Cup first round, scoring the first goal in a 4–1 victory over Torquay United.[5] On 28 September 2011, he scored his first league goal in a 2–1 loss to Cardiff City.[6] On 22 October 2011, he scored a late equaliser in a 1–1 draw at Reading after coming on as a substitute.[7]

He left the club on 1 August 2013, having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.'.[8]

Bolton Wanderers loan[edit]

On 31 January 2013, De Ridder joined Bolton Wanderers on an initial one-month loan deal.[9][10] He made his debut two days later, coming on as a second-half substitute for Chris Eagles, in Bolton's 2-1 defeat at Watford. On 4 March 2013, his loan spell ended and he returned to his parent club.[11]

FC Utrecht[edit]

On 1 August 2013, De Ridder signed a 3-year contract with FC Utrecht.[12][13]

FC Copenhagen[edit]

In May 2014 de Ridder made a move to FC Copenhagen.[14] He made his Danish Superliga-debut on July 20 in a match against Silkeborg IF

Honours[edit]

Southampton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011". The F.A. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Steve De Ridder". Player profile. Southampton FC. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Saints Sign Belgian Winger". saintsfc.co.uk. 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Southampton 3 – 1 Leeds". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Southampton 4–1 Torquay". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Cardiff 2–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Reading 1–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  8. ^ "De Ridder departs". Southampton FC. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bolton: Medo Kamara, Cian Bolger & Steve De Ridder sign". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "De Ridder joins on loan". Bolton Wanderers FC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "De Ridder loan ends, winger returns to Southampton". 4 March 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "FC Utrecht versterkt zich met Steve de Ridder" (in Dutch). F.C. Utrecht. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "FC Utrecht haalt Belg De Ridder" (in Dutch). nos.nl. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=den/news/newsid=2109610.html

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