Steve Hayward

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Steve Lee Hayward
Personal information
Full name Steve Lee Hayward
Date of birth (1971-09-08) 8 September 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Pelsall, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1995 Derby County 30 (3)
1995–1997 Carlisle United 92 (13)
1997–2001 Fulham 120 (9)
2001–2004 Barnsley 50 (5)
Total 302 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:10, 22 April 2010 (UTC).

Steve Hayward (born 8 September 1971 in Pelsall, England) is an English former professional footballer who played as a central midfielder in a sixteen-year career spanning from 1988 to 2004.

Hayward began his career with Derby County and made his League debut in 1990, but found first-team opportunities limited. He joined Carlisle United in 1994 and won two promotions from Division Three and the 1997 Football League Trophy Final during his time at the club before moving to Fulham in 1997. He played a role in Fulham's promotion and run to the 5th round of the FA Cup in 1999. Hayward was signed by Barnsley in January 2001. That season he had made one league appearance for Fulham up to that point,[1] which ironically was against Barnsley. Fulham would go on to get promoted to the Premier League that season in his absence. Hayward scored on his Barnsley debut; a 2-1 defeat at Burnley.[2] Injuries hampered his stay at Barnsley and he retired in 2004.


Carlisle United
Fulham F.C.

Early and personal life[edit]

Hayward was born in Walsall, West Midlands, and grew up in Pelsall. He was One of two children, that both went onto having careers in football. Hayward spent the majority of his youth, training and playing for many different football academies all over England. He signed his first professional contract with Derby County at the age of 16. Following on from signing for Derby County, Hayward went on to also play for Carlisle United , Fulham and Barnsley. Due to injury Hayward was forced to retire in 2004. Hayward Now has three Children a daughter, Laila, and two sons, Stevie and Vinnie. Having retired from football, Hayward is now a successful business owner.


  1. ^ "Games played by Steve Hayward in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Burnley 2 Barnsley 1". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 

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