Jeff Eckhardt

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Jeff Eckhardt
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Edward Eckhardt
Date of birth (1965-10-07) 7 October 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Sheffield United 74 (2)
1987–1994 Fulham 249 (25)
1994–1996 Stockport County 62 (7)
1996–2001 Cardiff City 138 (14)
2001–2004 Newport County 118 (15)
2004–2006 Merthyr Tydfil ? (?)
2005 Newport County (loan) 4 (0)
Teams managed
2006 Merthyr Tydfil (co-manager)
2007–2009 Risca United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jeffrey Edward Eckhardt (born 7 October 1965 in Sheffield) is a former English professional footballer. A centre-half, he was highly regarded by fans both for his commitment and footballing skills.

Club career[edit]

He began his career by coming through the youth system at Sheffield United before moving to Fulham and then Stockport County. He then moved to South Wales where he signed for Cardiff City in 1996 for £30,000. He spent five years at Cardiff before moving to Newport County. He remained there for three years before leaving to join Merthyr Tydfil. During the 2005 season he re-joined Newport on a short loan deal after the club appealed to any available players who would play for the club due to an injury crisis. He left Merthyr in 2006 and joined Risca as player-manager and at that point in his career Eckhardt had made over 800 appearances in all competitions for his various clubs.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2006, he briefly took over as co-manager of Merthyr Tydfil along with Paul Evans for a period of six weeks before resuming as a player. In January 2007 he was appointed player-manager of Risca United

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