Steve Thornber

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Steve Thornber
Personal information
Full name Stephen John Thornber
Date of birth (1965-10-11) 11 October 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth Dewsbury, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983-1988 Halifax Town 104 (4)
1988-1992 Swansea City 117 (6)
1992-1993 Blackpool 24 (0)
1993-1996 Scunthorpe United 77 (7)
1997-1998 Bradford Park Avenue ? (?)
Total 322 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen John Thornber (born 11 October 1965 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) is an English former professional footballer and current youth team manager of Bradford City.[1]

Thornber, a midfielder, began his career as a junior with Halifax Town in 1983. He remained with the Shaymen for five years, making 104 league appearances and scoring four goals.

In 1988, he moved to Swansea City in a £10,000 deal. In three years at the Welsh club he made 117 appearances, scoring six goals.

His next move, in 1992, was to Blackpool, then managed by Billy Ayre, a former teammate and manager of Thornber during his time at Halifax. After a year and just under a quarter-century of appearances at Bloomfield Road, he joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.


  1. ^ "Thornber appointed new youth team boss". Bradford City A.F.C. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.