Julian Winter

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Julian Winter
Personal information
Full name Julian Winter
Date of birth (1965-09-06) 6 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Huddersfield Town 93 (5)
1988–1989 Scunthorpe United (loan) 4 (0)
1989–1990 Sheffield United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Julian Winter (born 6 September 1965) is a former baller and football administrator. Born in Huddersfield he played as a defender for his home-town club Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United, as well as being on the books of Sheffield United. Since retiring from playing Winter has acted as an executive for Grimsby Town, Watford and Sheffield United on two occasions.

Playing career[edit]

Winter is a former professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United and his current employers Sheffield United. Winter was signed for United by Dave Bassett for the 1989-90 season, but he sustained career-ending ligament damage just a week before the season started. After 10 operations in four years, he finally retired from the game.

Football Administration[edit]

After his retirement, Winter graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree and returned to football, working for Grimsby Town before moving to Watford and serving as community director and then deputy C.E.O.

In December 2008, Winter was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Watford following the resignation of Mark Ashton.[1] He subsequently left his post in June 2011[2] and joined Sheffield United the following September as Chief Executive.[3] After a year in the post Winter left the Blades in September 2012,[4] only to return to the role less than a year later.[5] After new owners purchased 50 percent of United, Winter left his post for the second time in December 2013.[6]


  1. ^ "Julian Winter appointed CEO". Watford F.C. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Chief exec leaves Watford". Watford F.C. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Julian returns to take up chief executive post". Sheffield United F.C. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blades poised for more changes after behind-the-scenes review". The Sheffield Star. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blades announce Board changes". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 9 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Julian Winter leaves Sheffield United". Sheffield United F.C. 20 December 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  • Ian Thomas, Owen Thomas, Alan Hodgson, John Ward (2007). 99 Years and Counting: Stats and Stories. Huddersfield Town A.F.C. ISBN 095572810X.