Steven Old

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Steven Old
Personal information
Full name Steven David Old
Date of birth (1986-02-17) 17 February 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Ljungskile SK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 St. John’s 44 (5)
2005–2006 YoungHeart Manawatu 19 (1)
2006–2007 Newcastle Jets 9 (0)
2007–2008 Wellington Phoenix 16 (1)
2009–2011 Kilmarnock 11 (0)
2010 Cowdenbeath (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Basingstoke Town 8 (1)
2012 Sutton United 10 (0)
2013 Shijiazhuang Yongchang Junhao 29 (1)
2014- Ljungskile SK 22 (4)
National team
2003 New Zealand U-17 12 (4)
2005 New Zealand U-20 3 (0)
2008 New Zealand U-23 15 (3)
2004– New Zealand 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2009

Steven David Old (born 17 February 1986) is a New Zealand footballer, who currently plays for Ljungskile SK.

Club career[edit]

He was released from A-League club Wellington Phoenix at the end of the 2007/08 season.[1] He formerly played for the Newcastle United Jets where he covered for Craig Deans who was in the USA. Prior to joining the Jets, Old attended St. John's University (NY) and played two years of football there.

Old was training with Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock since 22 January 2009, awaiting his work permit to sign for that team. On 30 March 2009 he signed a three-year contract with Kilmarnock, after receiving his permission to play.[2][3]

In the final weeks of 2010, Old had a loan spell at Cowdenbeath in which he made 4 appearances. Following his loan spell at Cowdenbeath, Old struggled to make a first team appearance under manager Mixu Paatelainen and Kenny Shiels. In May 2011, Old was released by the club.

In July 2011 Old went on pre-season tour to South Africa with Perth Glory with a view of getting a contract with the A-League club.[4]

On 13 February 2012 Old joined Conference South club Basingstoke Town on non-contact terms after he had been training with them for a couple of months.[5] Old made his debut the next day in a 2-2 draw against Salisbury City.[6]

Old joined Conference South club Sutton United in October 2012 and made his debut in the 1-0 home victory against Chelmsford City

On 28 February 2013, Steven Old signed for China League One side Shijiazhuang Yongchang Junhao on transfer deadline day in China, replacing Vlado Jeknić who injured a week before.

With Shijiazhuang, Old's side unsuccessfully faced 2013 Chinese Super League runners-up Shandong Luneng [7] but on the whole had a successful mid-table season following the clubs relocation from Fujian. Old scored in the final game of the season against Yanbian White Tigers.

International career[edit]

Old captained New Zealand in the Under 17’s, as well as being a part of the Under 20’s and Under 23’s, before progressing to the New Zealand national team, making his debut in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Australia on 29 May 2004. Old scored his first international goal on 19 February 2006, in a 1–0 New Zealand victory against Malaysia in Christchurch.[8]

He was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.[9] He played in 2 of New Zealands 3 group matches against China (1–1) and Belgium (0–1). Old missed the 5–0 loss to Brazil after serving a one game suspension for receiving a red card in their first game against China. Old was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad.[10]

Old has recently been called up to the All Whites 17-man squad to take on Mexico on 3 March 2010 as an injury-replacement player for captain Ryan Nelsen who suffered a knee injury while playing for English club side Blackburn Rovers.[11]

International goals
# Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition
1 19 February 2006  Malaysia 1–0 Win Friendly
Last updated 7 April 2010

Club career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season Australia A-League Pre-Season Cup Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Newcastle Jets
2006–07 9 0 9 0
Club Total 9 0 9 0
Club Season New Zealand ASB Premiership Playoffs O-League Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix F.C.
(ASB Premiership)
2007–08 12 1 4 1 16 2
Club Total 12 1 4 1 16 2
Club Season Scotland Premier League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Kilmarnock F.C.
(Scottish Premier League)
2009–10 10 0 1 0 11 0
Club Total 10 0 1 0 11 0
Career totals
Last updated 7 April 2010


  1. ^ "Phoenix snare Hearfield from Jets". Fox Sports. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Steven Old". Kilmarnock F.C. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock complete defender deal". BBC Sport. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  4. ^ "A-League opportunity for Steven Old". 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Frank on Salisbury, Losing Angus, and a New Signing". Basingstoke Town F.C. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Basingstoke Town 2 - 2 Salisbury City". Basingstoke Town F.C. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
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  8. ^ "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  9. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  10. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "All Whites call up Steven Old as Nelsen replacement". Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

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