David Stride

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David Stride
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-14)14 March 1958
Place of birth Lymington, England
Date of death 10 July 2016(2016-07-10) (aged 58)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Chelsea 35 (0)
1978 Memphis Rogues (loan) 24 (1)
1979–1980 Memphis Rogues (indoor) 12 (6)
1980 Memphis Rogues 21 (1)
1980–1981 Calgary Boomers (indoor) 17 (1)
1981 Minnesota Kicks 29 (5)
1981–1982 Cleveland Force (indoor) 14 (0)
1982 Jacksonville Tea Men 22 (1)
1982–1984 Millwall 55 (3)
1984–1985 Leyton Orient 29 (0)
1985–1988 Dallas Sidekicks (indoor) 117 (13)
Wellworthy Athletic
Lymington
Teams managed
Lymington Town
2015 Bashley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Stride (14 March 1958 – 10 July 2016) was an English professional footballer who played in both England and the United States.

Career[edit]

Stride began his career with Chelsea in 1978.[1] That year, he went on loan with the Memphis Rogues of the North American Soccer League. In 1980, Chelsea sold Stride's contract to the Rogues. In 1981, Memphis sent him to the Minnesota Kicks. In the fall of 1981, he signed with the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1982, he moved to the Jacksonville Tea Men. Following the 1982 NASL season, Stride returned to England to play for Millwall[2] and Leyton Orient.[3] In 1985, he returned to the United States to play for the Dallas Sidekicks of Major Indoor Soccer League.

Managerial career[edit]

In the 2000s, Stride co-managed Lymington Town alongside John Pyatt when the club competed in the Hampshire League.[4] In 2015, Stride was sacked by Bashley after just 40 days in the job for "a run of poor pre-season results and lack of player signings" after overseeing just two friendly losses in his time at the club. Stride described the debacle as "absolute codswallop".[5]

Death[edit]

Stride died of a heart attack on 10 July 2016.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHELSEA : 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  2. ^ "MILLWALL : 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ "LEYTON ORIENT : 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Lymington boss John Pyatt praises new Bashley manager". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bashley sack manager David Stride for 'poor pre-season'". BBC. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  6. ^ David Stride 1958-2016, ChelseaFC.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016
  7. ^ The Dallas Sidekicks Historical Archive Mourns The Loss Of One of Our Own

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