Steven Tweed

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Steven Tweed
Personal information
Full name Steven Tweed[1]
Date of birth (1972-08-08) 8 August 1972 (age 41)[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Hibernian 108 (6)
1996–1997 Ionikos 2 (0)
1997–1998 Stoke City 38 (0)
1998–2001 Dundee 76 (4)
2001–2004 MSV Duisburg 50 (0)
2004–2006 Yokohama 83 (8)
2006–2008 Livingston 28 (1)
2007–2008 East Fife (loan) 31 (2)
2008–2009 East Fife 16 (1)
2009–2011 Montrose 52 (3)
2011–2011 Broughty Athletic 17 (3)
National team
1993 Scotland U21 3 (0)
1995 Scotland B 2 (1)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Montrose
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Tweed (born 8 August 1972) is a former Scottish footballer player and manager.[1]

Tweed started his career in Scotland with Hibernian, for whom he made over 100 league appearances. He made his first move abroad in 1996 when he joined Greek side Ionikos. Tweed then returned to the UK with Stoke City and then Dundee. He then played for German side MSV Duisburg and Japanese outfit Yokohama before returning to Scotland with Livingston, East Fife and ended his career with Montrose he was manager of Montrose for two years.

Career[edit]

Tweed was born in Edinburgh and began his career with Hibernian making his debut in the 1991–92 season. He became a regular under Alex Miller making 126 appearances for Hibs scoring five goals in five seasons at Easter Road. Tweed played twice for Scotland at B international level in 1995, featuring in wins against Northern Ireland and Sweden.[2] He left Hibernian in 1996–97 to play for Greek Alpha Ethniki side Ionikos. However he did no have a good time in Nikaia playing under Oleg Blokhin, Sokratis Gemelos and Jacek Gmoch saw him make just two appearances for "Galanolefki". He returned to Britain in the summer of 1997 signing for English club Stoke City.[1] Stoke had an awful 1997–98 campaign which saw them relegated to the third tier with Tweed playing in 44 matches that season.[1] He failed to get in the side under Brian Little in 1998–99 and returned to Scotland in March 1998 joining Dundee.[1] Tweed spent three seasons at Dens Park before moving abroad again in 2001, signing for German 2. Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg. After two seasons at Wedaustadion he then moved to J. League Division 2 club Yokohama in 2004. He spent three seasons at the Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium before returning to Scotland with First Division club Livingston in 2006 where he spent the 2006–07 season. Tweed then moved to East Fife in 2007, initially on loan and then permanently.

In January 2009, he was appointed player-manager of Montrose.[3] Montrose narrowly missed out on a play-off place in the last game of the 2008–09 season. During the 2009 close season, Tweed introduced 12 new players, with Jim Moffatt (assistant) and Tony Bullock (goalkeeping) helping with coaching. Montrose endured a winless streak in the league lasting until mid January. A bright spot of the 2009–10 season was a Scottish Cup run, which ended in a 5–1 defeat to Hibernian.[4] Tweed won the SFL Manager of the Month award for March 2010. He resigned in March 2011 due to work and family commitments.[5] On 17 June 2011, Steven Tweed joins Broughty Athletic a Scottish junior football club, he stayed until 17 December 2011 when he left the club.

Personal life[edit]

Tweed, a former Hibs player, is the nephew of Hearts legend Tommy Walker.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 1991–92 Scottish Premier Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1992–93 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
1993–94 29 3 2 0 4 0 0 0 35 3
1994–95 33 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 41 1
1995–96 31 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 33 0
Ionikos 1996–97 Alpha Ethniki 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Stoke City 1997–98 Division One 38 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 44 0
1998–99 Division Two 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Dundee 1998–99 Scottish Premier League 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
1999–2000 34 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 39 2
2000–01 32 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 38 1
MSV Duisburg 2001–02 2. Bundesliga 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2002–03 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2003–04 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yokohama 2004 J. League 2 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 3
2005 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 3
2005 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Livingston 2006–07 Scottish First Division 28 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 33 2
East Fife 2007–08 Scottish Third Division 32 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 37 2
2008–09 Scottish Second Division 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Montrose 2008–09 Scottish Third Division 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
2009–10 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 1
2010–11 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Career Total 487 22 25 2 23 1 3 0 538 25
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy and Scottish Challenge Cup, .

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ SCOTLAND B INTERNATIONALS, Scottish Football Association.
  3. ^ "Tweed takes charge at Links Park". BBC Sport. 15 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Montrose boss Steven Tweed gunning for chance to face old club Hibs". Daily Record. 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Montrose turn to Ray Farningham as Steven Tweed exits". BBC Sport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

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