Vince Overson

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Vince Overson
Personal information
Full name Vincent David Overson[1]
Date of birth (1962-05-15) 15 May 1962 (age 52)[1]
Place of birth Kettering, England[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United (Coach)
Youth career
Corby Town
Long Buckby
1978–1979 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Burnley 211 (6)
1986–1991 Birmingham City 182 (3)
1991–1996 Stoke City 170 (6)
1996–1998 Burnley 8 (0)
1997 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2 (0)
1998 Halifax Town 0 (0)
Total 573 (15)
Teams managed
2003 Padiham
2003–2004 Ramsbottom United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vincent David "Vince" Overson (born 15 May 1962) is an English former footballer who played as a central defender. He made nearly 600 appearances in the Football League for Burnley, Birmingham City, Stoke City and Shrewsbury Town over a 20-year career.[2][1]

Career[edit]

Overson was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and followed his brother Richard to Burnley after playing non-league football with Corby Town and Long Buckby.[1] He turned professional in November 1979 and spent seven seasons at Turf Moor making 254 appearances scoring seven goals. During that time Burnley suffered relegation three times whilst they won the Third Division title in 1981–82.[1]

He joined Birmingham City in June 1986 and captained Birmingham to success in the 1991 Football League Trophy where they defeated Tranmere Rovers.[2] After making 213 appearances for Birmingham in five seasons he followed manager Lou Macari to Stoke City with a fee of £55,000 being decided at a tribunal.[1] He fitted in well with fellow defenders John Butler Ian Cranson and Lee Sandford and in 1991–92 Stoke reached the play-offs where they lost to Stockport County although they did beat County in the 1992 Football League Trophy Final.[1] Stoke won the Second Division title in 1992–93 after going on a club record unbeaten run of 25 games.[1] Overson played in 52 matches in 1993–94 and 43 in 1994–95. After playing in the first 22 matches in 1995–96 he sustained a calf injury against Sunderland and was released by the club at the end of the season after making 215 appearances.[1]

Overson then made a return to Burnley and also had short spells with Shrewsbury Town and Halifax Town. He played for non-League team Padiham in 2002 before managing them the following year.[3] He then managed Ramsbottom United while working with Burnley's Football in the Community scheme and coaching at their Centre of Excellence,[4] and in 2004 was appointed head of youth development and Centre of Excellence manager at that club.[5] He left Burnley in 2012.[6] He then joined Bury as head of coaching.[7]

Honours[edit]

Burnley
Birmingham City
Stoke City

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 1979–80 Second Division 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
1980–81 Third Division 39 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 45 1
1981–82 Third Division 36 4 6 0 1 0 3 0 46 4
1982–83 Second Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1983–84 Third Division 38 0 5 0 1 0 4 0 48 0
1984–85 Third Division 42 1 3 0 4 1 4 0 53 2
1985–86 Fourth Division 28 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 32 0
Total 211 6 19 0 9 1 15 0 254 7
Birmingham City 1986–87 Second Division 34 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 39 1
1987–88 Second Division 37 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
1988–89 Second Division 41 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 45 0
1989–90 Third Division 30 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 38 0
1990–91 Third Division 40 2 2 0 1 0 8 1 51 3
Total 182 3 8 0 12 0 11 1 213 4
Stoke City 1991–92 Third Division 35 3 2 0 2 0 7 0 46 3
1992–93 Second Division 43 1 2 0 3 1 4 0 52 2
1993–94 First Division 39 1 4 0 4 0 5 0 52 1
1994–95 First Division 35 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 43 0
1995–96 First Division 18 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 22 0
Total 170 6 10 0 13 1 22 0 215 7
Burnley 1996–97 Second Division 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 1997–98 Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Halifax Town 1998–99 Third Division 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 573 15 37 0 36 2 49 1 695 18
A. ^ The "Other" column includes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Scottish Cup, Football League Group Cup, Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Stoke City 101 Golden Greats. Desert Islands Books. 2002. ISBN 1-874287-55-4. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Overson in charge of Rams". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 1 December 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Overson calls time on Rammy hot seat". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 14 May 2004. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Vince back to oversee youth drive". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 10 December 2004. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vince Overson leaves Burnley". Burnley Express. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Depleted youths lose as Big Vince gets the last laugh". Clarets Mad. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  8. ^ The English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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