Stephen McBride (footballer, born 1983)

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Stephen McBride
Personal information
Full name Stephen McBride
Date of birth (1983-04-06) 6 April 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
2001–2002 Civil Service
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2013 Crusaders 278 (5)
2013–2017 Ballymena United 68 (1)
Total 346 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2017.

Stephen McBride (born 6 April 1983) is a retired footballer from Northern Ireland Stephen was named in the 2008 Irish League Select XI.[1]

'Steeky', as he is known by the fans, began his career as an amateur at Civil Service, before being snapped up by then manager Alan Dornan in the summer of 2002. Since then, was the first choice left-back for many years at Crusaders, making his 300th appearance in a 2–1 victory over Glentoran.[2]

McBride has won many honours with the Crues, and was part of the side that became All-Ireland champions by winning the 2012 Setanta Sports Cup, although he was sent off at the end of normal time.[3]

McBride signed for Ballymena United in the summer of 2013.