Steve Haslam

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Steve Haslam
Steve Haslam 1.jpg
Haslam pictured in 2009
Personal information
Full name Steven Robert Haslam[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
AFC Fylde
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Sheffield Wednesday 143 (1)
2004 Halifax Town 2 (0)
2004 Northampton Town 3 (0)
2004–2007 Halifax Town 90 (0)
2007–2009 Bury 50 (1)
2009–2012 Hartlepool United 54 (0)
2012– AFC Fylde 8 (0)
National team
England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:28, 19 September 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Robert "Steve" Haslam (born 6 September 1979) is an English footballer for A.F.C. Fylde and academy coach at Sheffield Wednesday.

Football career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Back in 1995, Steve Haslam captained an England schoolboys team to a 1–0 victory over a Brazilian team including Ronaldinho. The team he captained included the likes of Wes Brown, Michael Ball and Michael Owen (who scored the only goal).

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Steve then started his professional football career at Sheffield Wednesday, the team he had supported all his life. Signed as a trainee in the 1996–97 season, with big things expected of him he made his debut in the FA Premier League, aged 19 on Saturday, 8 May 1999 against Liverpool at Hillsborough. He played that game in front of 27,383 fans. The result was a 1–0 victory to, 'The Owls'.

He continued to make over 100 appearances and score 2 goals for the Yorkshire club. Showing ability to play across the back four and in midfield, he captained the side at every level including the first team.

He was released from the club along with 12 other players by Chris Turner in one of the biggest clear out of players the club had ever seen at the end of the 2003–2004 season before being signed by Halifax Town.

Halifax Town and Bury[edit]

After almost 100 games for Halifax, it was announced on 18 June 2007 that Steve had made a return to the football league by signing a two year deal with Bury. His first goal for the club was a 30 yard shot against Notts County on 13 October 2007. Although he had a sustained run in the side towards the end of 2008–09 season due to injury to Paul Scott, his contract was not renewed at the end of the season.

Hartlepool United[edit]

Steve signed for League One side Hartlepool United on 6 August 2009, after impressing Director of Sport and his former boss at Sheffield Wednesday Chris Turner while on trial. [2] In May 2011 he signed a new contract with the club.[3] Haslam was released on 10 May 2012.

AFC Fylde[edit]

On 18 September 2012, Haslam joined Northern Premier League side A.F.C. Fylde on a free transfer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 185. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Steve Haslam Signs On The Dotted Line". VitalHartlepool.co.uk (Vital Hartlepool). 6 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ten players shown door by Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Former Pools Man Steve Haslam Finds New Club". Vital Football. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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