Matt Hamshaw

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Matt Hamshaw
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Hamshaw
Date of birth (1982-01-01) 1 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Stocksbridge Park Steels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Sheffield Wednesday 74 (2)
2005–2006 Stockport County 39 (5)
2006–2008 Mansfield Town 85 (6)
2008–2010 Notts County 61 (3)
2010–2012 Macclesfield Town 66 (4)
2012–2012 Matlock Town 5 (1)
2012– Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:21, 30 May 2013 (UTC).

Matthew Thomas "Matt" Hamshaw (born 1 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays for Stocksbridge Park Steels and youth coaches at Rotherham United. He has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport County, Mansfield Town and Notts County. He usually plays on the right side of midfield.


Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Hamshaw came through the youth system at Sheffield Wednesday[1] and represented England at schoolboy and under 18 level.[2] He made his first-team debut in August 2000[3] and made 89 appearances, scoring six goals, in four seasons.[4] After Sheffield Wednesday won the Football League One play-off final in May 2005, he was one of several players released by manager Paul Sturrock[5]

Stockport County[edit]

He then joined Stockport County,[6] where he was made captain and made 44 first-team appearances, scoring five goals in the 2005–06 season.[4] He was released by Stockport at the end of the 2005–06 season,[7]

Mansfield Town[edit]

and signed a two-year contract with Mansfield Town in June 2006.[8] After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Conference National at the end of the 2007–08 season, he was released by the club.[9] Hamshaw had made over 90 appearances in all competitions for Mansfield Town. [4]

Notts County[edit]

His next move was to join Notts County for two years. On 10 May 2010 it was announced that he had been released by Notts County along with 7 other players.

Macclesfield Town[edit]

On 26 July he signed for Macclesfield Town on a one-year deal.[10] On 18 May 2011 he signed a further one-year extension contract at Macclesfield Town.[11] In May 2012, Hamshaw was released by Macclesfield due to the expiry of his contract.[12]

Matlock Town[edit]

In September 2012 he signed for Matlock Town of the Evo-Stik League Premier Division and scored on his debut against Blyth Spartans.[13]

Stocksbridge Park Steels[edit]

In late October he moved to Stocksbridge Park Steels.[14]

Rotherham United Coaching Career[edit]

Rotherham-born Matt, is no stranger to the Millers, previously lining up against them for Macclesfield Town and Notts County in recent years, as well as being in opposition at Don Valley and Millmoor for Mansfield Town and of course Sheffield Wednesday. However, what people may not realise is that whilst he’s been a thorn in the side of the Millers on the field, he’s been working with his hometown club for the past five years as a part-time coach with various youth teams. After his contract with relegated Macclesfield Town ran out in the summer of 2012, Matt made the switch into full-time coaching with the Millers, whilst continuing to play in the Evo-Stick League for Stocksbridge Park Steels. Taking on the role of Development Phase Lead Coach, he oversees the development of the 12-16 year olds at New York, while also coaching youngsters at Thomas Rotherham College.


He is married to Kerry, 33 and has two daughters. Their firstborn child, a son born in 2007, was stillborn.[15]


  1. ^ "Matthew Hamshaw". Team profiles. Mansfield Town FC. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Hamshaw's England wait". BBC. 19 February 2002. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Games played by Matthew Hamshaw in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Matthew Hamshaw". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Sturrock starts Sheff Wed changes". BBC. 31 May 2005. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Greenwood makes Stockport move". BBC. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hamshaw heads Stockport exit list". BBC. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "Mansfield clinch Hamshaw signing". BBC. 30 June 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "Seven players to leave Mansfield". BBC. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Notts County release eight out-of-contract players". BBC. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Matty Hamshaw agrees new Macclesfield Town deal". BBC Sport. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Retained List Announced". Macclesfield Town. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Matlock Town 1–3 Blyth Spartans". Matlock Town FC. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Steels add two more". 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "Matt out after baby tragedy". Nottingham Evening Post. 21 February 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 

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