Steve Earle (footballer)

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Steve Earle
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-11-01) 1 November 1945 (age 73)
Place of birth Feltham, England
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1974 Fulham 291 (98)
1974–1978 Leicester City 99 (20)
1977Peterborough United (loan) 1 (0)
1978 Detroit Express 15 (0)
1978–1980 Tulsa Roughnecks 42 (4)
1979–1980 Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor) 12 (10)
1980–1981 Wichita Wings (indoor) 38 (25)
Teams managed
1983 Tulsa Roughnecks (assistant)
1983–1984 Tulsa Roughnecks
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Steve Earle (born 1 November 1945) is an English former footballer who played professionally in both England and the United States.


An industrious midfielder, Earle played over ten years (1963–1974) for Fulham F.C.[1] He then moved to Leicester City, playing from 1974 to 1978.[2] During his time with Leicester City, Earle also played one game on loan with Peterborough United. In 1978, Earle moved to the Detroit Express of North American Soccer League.[3] He played fifteen games for the Express in 1978, then moved to the Tulsa Roughnecks for eight more games at the end of the season. He remained with the Roughnecks for two more outdoor as well as one NASL indoor season. In the fall of 1980, he signed with the Wichita Wings of the Major Indoor Soccer League for one season.


In 1983, Earle became the assistant coach of the Tulsa Roughnecks. In November 1983, he took over as Roughnecks' head coach during the indoor season and had an 11-20 record and was released in March 1984.[4] He later coached other youth and professional teams in Tulsa.[5]

He is a member of the Oklahoma Soccer Association Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ Complete Players' Records Hugman,B London, Q.A.P. 1988 ISBN 1-85291-585-4, p. 165
  2. ^ A history of Leicester City Football Club Folliard,R :Hornchurch, Ian Henry, 1980 ISBN 0-86025-700-2
  3. ^ Earle's recollections of "The American Dream"
  4. ^ SPORTS PEOPLE; Too Rough in Tulsa
  5. ^ "Earle Takes Renegades' Reins From Friedman", Tulsa World, 22 April 1990.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Soccer Association Announces Hall of Fame

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