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 0 (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 18 May 2014 (UTC).

† 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.[citation needed] 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]

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. 

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