Steve Gatting

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Steve Gatting
Personal information
Full name Stephen Paul Gatting
Date of birth (1959-05-29) 29 May 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Willesden, London, England
Playing position Centre half, central midfielder
Youth career
1975–1977 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Arsenal 58 (5)
1981–1991 Brighton & Hove Albion 316 (19)
1991–1993 Charlton Athletic 64 (3)
Teams managed
2007– Arsenal (Under 21s Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephen Paul Gatting (born 29 May 1959) is an English former footballer, who is best known for playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in the 1983 FA Cup Final. He is currently a youth team coach at Arsenal.[1]


Gatting started his career at Arsenal, joining as an apprentice in July 1975. He turned professional in 1977, and quickly rose up the ranks, making his first-team debut as a substitute against Lokomotiv Leipzig in a UEFA Cup match on 13 September 1978; Arsenal won 3-0. He immediately held down a first-team place, making 30 appearances in the 1978-79 season. He was not part of the squad that won the 1979 FA Cup Final, where they beat Manchester United 3-2 with a late Alan Sunderland goal. However he did contribute six appearances en route to the final; five of which came in the third round against Sheffield Wednesday (it took four replays to decide the tie, Gatting scoring one of the goals in the decisive replay) and the sixth was the semi-final against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2]

Gatting was also a competent cricketer, who made several appearances for Middlesex's second eleven [3]

Gatting was suspended as Arsenal's under-23 coach in May 2018, alongside assistant Carl Laraman, in relation to accusations of bullying.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Gatting's brother is the former England cricketer Mike Gatting, and his son Joe Gatting was a cricketer for Hampshire.[5]


  1. ^ "Arsenal F.C. Academy: Staff".
  2. ^ "Arsenal Stats". Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ Williamson, Martin. "England/Players/Steve Gatting". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
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  5. ^ "Gatting Leaves the Seagulls". Seagulls World. 31 October 2008. Archived from the original on 3 November 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008.