Steve Torpey (footballer, born 1970)

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Steve Torpey
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Torpey with York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Stephen David James Torpey[1]
Date of birth (1970-12-08) 8 December 1970 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Islington, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
York City (assistant manager)
Youth career
000?–1989 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Millwall 7 (0)
1990–1993 Bradford City 96 (22)
1993–1997 Swansea City 162 (44)
1997–2000 Bristol City 70 (13)
1998 Notts County (loan) 6 (1)
2000–2007 Scunthorpe United 239 (61)
2007–2008 Lincoln City 13 (0)
2007–2008 Farsley Celtic (loan) 6 (1)
2008 Farsley Celtic 18 (2)
2008 North Ferriby United 15 (2)
2009 York City 2 (0)
2010–2011 York City 0 (0)
Total 634 (146)
Teams managed
2010 York City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen David James "Steve" Torpey (born 8 December 1970) is an English former footballer who played as a striker. He is currently York City's assistant manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Islington, London,[1] Torpey had played for a number of clubs, before signing for Scunthorpe United from Bristol City in February 2000. He was Scunthorpe's record transfer signing, costing £175,000. Torpey broke the ten goal barrier in each of his first five seasons at Scunthorpe and represented the club over 250 times.

He was released at the end of the 2006–07 season, after only playing a small part in the club's promotion to the Championship. He subsequently signed for League Two side Lincoln City on a one-year contract on 27 June 2007,[2] but was loaned out to Conference Premier side Farsley Celtic on 20 November until 7 January 2008.[3] He was released by Lincoln on this date and joined Farsley on a permanent contract.[4] He later joined the backroom staff at the club.[5] He found himself consigned to the bench at the start of the 2008–09 season and, after making just two substitute appearances, moved on to North Ferriby United of the Northern Premier League Premier Division.[6] He made his Ferriby debut as a substitute in a 2–1 home defeat to Kendal Town on 6 September 2008.[7] With Ferriby he made 23 appearances and scored five goals in all competitions.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

Torpey was appointed as youth team coach at York City on 15 December 2008 on a part-time basis, as this would allow him to continue training apprentices at Hull City.[8] He offered his services as a player for York in April 2009 and he came on as a 79th minute substitute in a 1–0 victory over Eastbourne Borough on 18 April.[9][10] He started the last game of the Conference Premier season, a 1–1 draw at Lewes on 26 April 2009, which was his last appearance as a player.[11] He resumed his playing career after being registered by York on 3 September 2010.[12] Following Martin Foyle's resignation on 24 September 2010 Torpey took over as assistant to caretaker manager Andy Porter before becoming player-caretaker manager on 8 October following Porter's departure.[13][14][15][16] His first and only game in charge came the following day with a 4–0 defeat away at Newport County and his tenure ended on 13 October 2010 when Tamworth manager Gary Mills was appointed.[17][18] After Nigel Worthington was appointed manager, Torpey was given the position of first-team coach on 5 March 2013, and after Worthington signed a new contract as manager on 3 May, Torpey was promoted to the position of assistant manager.[19][20]

Playing statistics[edit]

Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 1989–90[21] First Division 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Bradford City 1990–91[22] Third Division 29 7 0 0 0 0 3[a] 3 32 10
1991–92[23] Third Division 43 10 2 0 4 0 2[a] 2 51 12
1992–93[24] Third Division 24 5 1 0 2 0 3[a] 1 30 6
Total 96 22 3 0 6 0 8 6 113 28
Swansea City 1993–94[25] Second Division 40 9 2 2 4 1 7[a] 1 53 13
1994–95[26] Second Division 41 11 5 2 1 0 3[a] 2 50 15
1995–96[27] Second Division 42 15 1 0 2 1 3[a] 1 48 17
1996–97[28] Third Division 39 9 2 1 2 0 5[b] 1 48 11
Total 162 44 10 5 9 2 18 5 199 56
Bristol City 1997–98[29] Second Division 29 8 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 34 8
1998–99[30] First Division 21 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 4
1999–2000[31] Second Division 20 1 1 0 3 1 2[a] 0 26 2
Total 70 13 3 0 5 1 4 0 82 14
Notts County (loan) 1998–99[30] Second Division 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 2
Scunthorpe United 1999–2000[31] Second Division 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2000–01[32] Third Division 40 11 4 1 2 1 0 0 46 13
2001–02[33] Third Division 39 12 3 0 0 0 3[c] 2 45 14
2002–03[34] Third Division 28 12 4 3 1 1 3[d] 1 36 17
2003–04[35] Third Division 43 11 5 3 2 0 4[c] 1 54 15
2004–05[36] League Two 34 12 2 0 0 0 1[c] 1 37 13
2005–06[37] League One 26 1 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 29 1
2006–07[38] League One 14 1 1 0 1 1 2[c] 0 18 2
Total 239 61 20 7 7 3 14 5 280 76
Lincoln City 2007–08[39] League Two 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Farsley Celtic (loan) 2007–08[40] Conference Premier 6 1 0 0 2[e] 0 8 1
Farsley Celtic 2007–08[40] Conference Premier 16 2 0 0 3[f] 0 19 2
2008–09[41] Conference North 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 24 3 0 0 5 0 29 3
North Ferriby United 2008–09[7] NPL Premier Division 15 2 3 2 5[g] 1 23 5
York City 2008–09[42] Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 634 146 39 14 31 7 54 17 758 184
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearances in Associate Members' Cup
  2. ^ Two appearances in Associate Members' Cup, three appearances and one goal in Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ One appearance and one goal in Football League Trophy, two appearances in Third Division play-offs
  5. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  6. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, one in Conference League Cup
  7. ^ Four appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance and one goal in East Riding Senior Cup

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 October 2010.[17]
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
York City (caretaker) 8 October 2010 13 October 2010 1 0 0 1 0.0
Total 1 0 0 1 0.0

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