Steven Schumacher

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Steven Schumacher
Personal information
Full name Steven Thomas Schumacher
Date of birth (1984-04-30) 30 April 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fleetwood Town
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2002 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Everton 0 (0)
2003 Carlisle United (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Oldham Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2007 Bradford City 117 (13)
2007–2010 Crewe Alexandra 73 (7)
2010–2013 Bury 114 (23)
2013– Fleetwood Town 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:34, 2 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Thomas Schumacher (born 30 April 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town. His position is central midfielder.

Career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Schumacher began his career at Everton and was captain of the England Under 19s while he was playing in the club's youth team. He was unable to break into the first team, however, and after a couple of minor loan spells with Carlisle United (where he scored his first career goal against Huddersfield Town in the LDV Vans Trophy)[1] and Oldham Athletic, he signed for Bradford City in 2004.

Bradford City[edit]

Schumacher has accrued a reputation as a fiercely competitive midfielder, equally adept in a holding or attacking role. His best season so far was the 2004–05 season, making over 40 first team starts, and scoring freely from his role in the Bantams midfield.

Schumacher's Bradford contract expired and he left the club on 18 May 2007[2] as he was not thought to be in new Bradford City manager Stuart McCall's plans, speculation indicated that he could have been offered a new contract by the club[3] in a change of heart by McCall and owner Julian Rhodes.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

However, he soon signed for Crewe Alexandra. His first two years at Crewe were restricted and he spent more than four months out through injury from November 2008 until the following February.[4] In May 2010 it was announced that he would leave Crewe Alexandra when his contract expired in the summer. He had played 81 times in his three years at the club.[5]

Bury[edit]

He signed for Bury on 8 July 2010[6] and was made captain after he led the team out against Port Vale. In the same season he led them to Promotion from League 2, appearing in over 40 league matches for the club.

Fleetwood Town[edit]

Steven signed for Fleetwood Town on 21 May 2013.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlisle 2–0 Huddersfield". BBC. 4 November 2003. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Parker, Simon. ""Don't blame me, says chopped Schuey" – The Telegraph and Argus". Retrieved 18 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Wood, Michael. ""McCall Escapes Overnight" – The Boy From Brazil Website". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  4. ^ Morse, Peter (25 February 2009). "Crewe Alex: Schumacher desperate for fresh start". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Crewe to release Danny O'Donnell and Steven Schumacher". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bury sign former Crewe midfielder Steven Schumacher". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 July 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Schumacher for Town". Fleetwood Town FC. 21 May 2013. 

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