Trevor Hebberd

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Trevor Hebberd
Personal information
Full name Trevor Neal Hebberd
Date of birth (1958-06-19) 19 June 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Winchester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1974–1976 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1982 Southampton 96 (8)
1978 Washington Diplomats (loan) 28 (9)
1981 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 6 (0)
1981 Leicester City (loan) 4 (1)
1982–1988 Oxford United 260 (37)
1988–1991 Derby County 81 (10)
1991 Portsmouth 4 (0)
1991–1994 Chesterfield 78 (1)
1994–1995 Lincoln City 25 (0)
1995 Grantham Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Trevor Neal Hebberd (born Winchester, Hampshire, 19 June 1958[1]) is a retired English footballer who played as a midfielder.

Southampton[edit]

He signed for Southampton on leaving school in 1974 and made his first team debut two years later in a 2–2 draw against Hull City at Boothferry Park in the Second Division. He managed 12 league appearances 1976–77, scoring twice. He made 12 appearances again in the 1977–78 season, scoring once, as the Saints won promotion to the First Division – where they would remain for the next 27 years.

Hebberd established himself as a regular player in the 1979–80 season, but lost his place in the team a year later. He played 11 league games in 1980–81 and just four in 1981–82. He had played 95 league games for the Saints, scoring seven goals.[2]

He remained at Southampton until 1982, when he was sold to Oxford United. During his final season at Southampton, he had loan spells with Bolton Wanderers and Leicester City.[3]

Oxford United and Derby County[edit]

Hebberd was a key player in Oxford's Third Division title triumph in 1984 and their Second Division championship glory the following year. In 1986 he achieved the finest moment of his career by helping Oxford win the League Cup at Wembley with the opening goal in a 3–0 victory. He received the man of the match award.[3]

When Oxford were relegated from the First Division in 1988, Hebberd was sold to Derby County[3] and in his first season he helped them finish fifth in the league. But, like Oxford's League Cup triumph three years earlier, the ban on English clubs in European competition meant that Hebberd was unable to experience the UEFA Cup, and County were relegated to the Second Division two years later.

Later career[edit]

In the autumn of 1991, Hebberd spent a month on loan at Portsmouth before leaving the Baseball Ground for good and being signed by Fourth Division side Chesterfield.[1] He spent three years at Saltergate before signing for Lincoln City.

Hebberd joined Lincoln for the 1994–95 season.[1] He made his senior debut for them on the opening day of the campaign, in a 2–0 victory over Exeter City.[4] He played in most league games for Lincoln up until his final match, against Hartlepool United on 4 March 1995.[4] In total he made 33 appearances for Lincoln before being given a free transfer at the end of the season.[4]

Post-playing career[edit]

He later worked in a warehouse in Leicester.[3]

Honours[edit]

Oxford United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Football League Career Stats at Neil Brown
  2. ^ League statistics by season and photo at Sporting heroes
  3. ^ a b c d Greg Struthers (11 January 2004). "SportsFile: Caught in Time: Oxford United win the League Cup, 1986". TimesOnline. The Sunday Times. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Rollin (ed), Jack (1995). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1995–96. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7823-7.