Rene Steer

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Rene Steer
Personal information
Full name Rene Alexander Steer[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-31) 31 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Luton, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Maidenhead United
Youth career
2003–2007 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Arsenal 0 (0)
2009 Gillingham (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic 0 (0)
2010–2011 Staines Town
2011–2012 St Neots Town 4 (0)
2013 Woking 0 (0)
2013 St Neots Town 10 (0)
2013–2015 Boston United 64 (2)
2015– Maidenhead United 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:45, 12 December 2015 (UTC).

Rene Alexander Steer (born 31 January 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Maidenhead United as a left back. He previously played for Arsenal, Gillingham, Oldham Athletic, Staines Town, St Neots Town and Woking.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Steer began his career in the Arsenal Academy, joining the club at age 13. In the 2006–07 season, he made 11 appearances for the Arsenal Reserves.[2] During the 2007–08 season, he made 12 appearances for the reserves, and another 11 appearances for the Under-18 team. He signed a professional contract with the club on 10 September 2007.[2] He received his first first-team call-up on 2 December 2008 as an unused substitute in Arsenal's 2–0 League Cup defeat to Burnley,[3] as well as two appearances in the Premier Reserve League in the first half of the 2008–09 season.[4] During his time for the club's reserves, he also made several appearances in the FA Youth Cup, including a good performance in a 2–2 draw versus Bristol City, before making a decisive shot in the penalty shootout.[2] He was included in the first team in October 2008 in the Premier League for nine matches.

Gillingham[edit]

On 22 January 2009, Steer was loaned out to Gillingham for four months.[5][6] On 7 February, he made his debut for the club as he came on as a substitute in the 78th minute, in a 2–0 loss to Bradford City.[7] He made his first start for the club in a 4–4 draw versus Aldershot Town on 18 February.[8] He returned to Arsenal in April 2009 following the end of his loan, but was released by the club in June.[9]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Steer signed a 12-month contract with League One club Oldham Athletic on 24 June 2009, following a successful trial.[10] On 17 August, he was sent to hospital following a training session, during which time he received an elbow to the face.[11] Later that day he underwent a successful operation on his jaw at North Manchester General Hospital to repair and correct "serious damage" to his teeth.[12] Steer was released at the end of the 2009–10 season.

Non-League[edit]

After his release by Oldham, Steer dropped into non-League and signed for Conference South club Staines Town and then in September 2011, he joined St Neots Town in the Southern League Division One Central.[13] In February 2013 he signed forms for Woking,[14] but a serious injury kept him out of football for most of that season.[15] His only appearance for the Cards came in the Surrey Senior Cup exit against Godalming Town on 4 March 2013.[16] In August 2013 he re-signed for St Neots Town.[17] In October 2013 he scored a stunning goal from 40 yards out in the FA Cup vs Canvey Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 391. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rene Steer". Arsenal.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Hassan, Nabil (2 December 2008). "Burnley 2–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rene Steer joins Gillingham on loan". Arsenal.com. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Gills make move for loan duo". Kent Online. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Steer staying with Gills". Sky Sports. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gillingham 0–2 Bradford". BBC Sport. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Gillingham 4–4 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  9. ^ Ley, John (30 June 2009). "Arsene Wenger releases eight Arsenal players". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Steer makes Latics switch". Sky Sports. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Breaking injury news". Oldham Athletic. 17 August 2009. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Rene Steer update (2)". Oldham Athletic. 18 August 2009. Archived from the original on 21 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Saints move for ex-Arsenal star". Non-League Daily. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Cards bring in Dons keeper". Pitchero Non League. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Saints return for Steer". Pitchero Non League. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Woking exit Cup on penalties". Woking Football Club. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Steer makes his comeback at St Neots". Non-League Daily. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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