Steve Slade

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Steve Slade
Personal information
Full name Steven Anthony Slade[1]
Date of birth (1975-10-06) 6 October 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Romford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Tottenham Hotspur 23 (0)
1996–2000 Queens Park Rangers 69 (6)
1997 Brentford (loan) 4 (0)
2000 Cambridge United 9 (3)
2001–2005 Hayes 1 (0)
2005 Vikingur
2005 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
Maidenhead United
2008 Barking 2 (2)
Ware 3 (0)
National team
1996 England U-21 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Anthony "Steve" Slade (born 6 October 1975 in Romford) is a former English professional footballer who played as a striker, notably in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and earned four caps, scoring three times for the England U-21 team.

He also played as a professional in the Football League for Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Cambridge United and Grimsby Town, as well as appearing in the Icelandic top flight 1. deild karla for Vikingur. He has also played non-League football for Hayes, Maidenhead United, Barking and Ware.

Club career[edit]

Slade began his career in the youth teams of Tottenham Hotspur, turning professional at the club for the 1994–95 season. He made his debut the following season in a Football League Cup tie against Chester City in October 1995, before making his league bow two months later against Wimbledon.[2] However, unable to establish himself at White Hart Lane, Slade joined newly relegated Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 1996 after manager Ray Wilkins paid Spurs £850,000 for the player. Slade remained at Loftus Road for over four seasons, although made more substitute appearances than starts at the club and also spent time on loan at Brentford. Released in 2000, he had a short, undistinguished spell at Cambridge United,[3] before dropping into non-league football with Hayes.

Following his release from Hayes, Slade briefly played football in Iceland.[4] A trial at Grimsby Town followed and, although ultimately he did not land a contract, Slade featured in one game, appearing against Morecambe in the Football League Trophy.[5] Slade returned to non-league football after this featuring for Maidenhead United, before spending two separate spells at Barking.[6]

International football[edit]

In the summer of 1996, immediately prior to his move from Spurs to QPR, Slade was selected for the England under-21 side that took part in the annual Toulon Tournament in France. Slade featured in four games in all, appearing against Belgium, Angola, Portugal and Brazil, although this was to be his sole taste of the international game.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, The 1996–97 Official PFA Footballers Fact File, Harpenden: Queen Anne Press, 1996, p. 225
  2. ^ Hugman, op cit
  3. ^ Football transfers
  4. ^ Played for the Town: Steve Slade
  5. ^ Grimsby Town v Morecambe
  6. ^ Slade Re=emerges at Barking
  7. ^ J & G Rollin, The Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008, p. 961

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