Steve Beck (chairman)

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Beck attending a York City match in 2009

Stephen Charles "Steve" Beck (31 March 1957 – 17 April 2015) was a chairman of York City Football Club, a position he held from 2003 to 2004.


Stephen Charles Beck[1] was born on 31 March 1957.[2] He was amongst the first elected members of the board of directors of the York City Supporters' Trust.[3] He was appointed as a director of York City on 15 March 2003 by the Supporters' Trust and following the completion of their takeover of the club on 26 March, he took over as chairman.[4][5] He resigned in September 2004, with Jason McGill taking the position of managing director, while Beck became youth development and fans' liaison director.[6] He worked as a representative on the board for the Trust before he resigned in January 2009, although remaining as chairman of the Supporters' Trust.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He ran a bookkeeping business and a bed and breakfast with his wife Carol,[8] who supported him with his duties at York.[9] He died aged 58 on 17 April 2015 at York Hospital following a long battle with heart problems.[10]


  1. ^ "Stephen Charles Beck". Companies House. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Terminating appointment as director or secretary". Companies House. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Batters, David (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  4. ^ "March 2003". The Press. York. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 99. 
  6. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. p. 102. 
  7. ^ "York City saviour Beck steps down". BBC Sport. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Steve Beck". York City F.C. Retrieved 10 January 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Director Steve Beck quits York City board". The Press. York. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Flett, Dave (17 April 2015). "Former York City chairman Steve Beck has died at the age of 58". The Press. York. Retrieved 12 November 2015.