Steve Cross (footballer)

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Steve Cross
Personal information
Full name Stephen Charles Cross
Date of birth (1959-12-22) 22 December 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1986 Shrewsbury Town 262 (33)
1986–1991 Derby County 73 (3)
1991–1993 Bristol Rovers 43 (2)
Mangotsfield United
Bath City
Teams managed
1993 Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen Charles Cross (born 22 December 1959) is a former professional footballer from Wolverhampton.

Cross began his career at Shrewsbury Town, following a written request for a trial.[citation needed] He made 262 appearances, scoring 33 goals.[clarification needed] After leaving Shrewsbury he played for Derby County and Bristol Rovers.[citation needed] Following the departure of Malcolm Allison as Bristol Rovers manager, Cross was appointed caretaker manager for three games, until the appointment of John Ward.[citation needed] Following this, Cross dropped down to play in non-league football for Mangotsfield United and Bath City.[citation needed]

Post retirement[edit]

After retiring from Football, Cross briefly worked for the Royal Mail before he went on to develop a career in media, and after several guest appearances as co-commentator on BBC Radio Shropshire for Shrewsbury Town games, Cross took on the role for every game, entertaining listeners with his over-exuberant style of co-commentary.[citation needed]


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