Steve Housham

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Steve Housham
Personal information
Full name Steven James Housham[1]
Date of birth (1976-02-24) 24 February 1976 (age 41)[1]
Place of birth Gainsborough, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
North Ferriby United (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Scunthorpe United 115 (4)
2000 Barrow (loan)
2000–2001 Barrow
2002–2007 Brigg Town
Teams managed
2007–2011 Brigg Town
2011–2016 Gainsborough Trinity
2016– North Ferriby United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steven James "Steve" Housham (born 24 February 1976) is an English former professional footballer who is the manager of National League club North Ferriby United.

As a player Housham notably played as a midfielder from 1993 to 2007, notably in Football League for Scunthorpe United where he was part of the club that triumphed in the 1998/1999 Division Three Play-offs. He moved on to Barrow before finishing his career with Brigg Town, who he later managed.


Playing career[edit]

Housham was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.[1] He progressed through Scunthorpe United's youth system and was promoted to the first team squad in 1993. While at United he was part of the side that earned promotion to the Second Division via the playoffs. The majority of his football at Glanford Park was under the stewardship of Brian Laws. It was Laws who loaned him out initially to Barrow during the 1999–2000 season. He later moved to the club permanently before joining Brigg Town a year later.

Management career[edit]

He was appointed Player/Manager of Brigg in 2007, and shortly afterwards retired from playing to tackle his new position in a non playing capacity. In May 2011 he quit his post at Brigg and took up the role as youth team manager at his hometown club Gainsborough Trinity where he briefly worked under manager Brian Little until he replaced Little as caretaker manager in August 2011. Following five wins out of five in caretaker charge at The Northolme Housham was appointed as full-time manager on 12 September 2011.

In his first season in charge Housham led Trinity to the Conference North play-offs after finishing 4th. They defeated F.C. Halifax Town over two legs before, despite being favourates they were beaten 1-0 by Nuneaton Town in the final. During the 2012–13 season Trinity reached the semi-final of the FA Trophy having defeated Barrow in the quarter finals. The Blues were drawn against Conference National promotion contenders Wrexham and despite drawing level they were beaten 3-1 away in the first leg.[2] The following week Trinity came from behind to win 2-1 in the second leg, but despite applying a lot of pressure in the final stages they were unable to get a third goal to take the tie into extra time. Wrexham went on to play Grimsby Town in the final, with Trinity missing out on their first ever chance to play at Wembley Stadium.[3] Housham left Gainsborough by mutual consent on 10 March 2016.[4]

On 6 June 2016, Housham was appointed manager of newly promoted National League club North Ferriby United.[5]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 March 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Gainsborough Trinity 22 August 2011 10 March 2016 221 88 39 94 39.8 [4][6][7]
North Ferriby United 6 June 2016 Present 39 10 3 26 25.6 [5][8]
Total 260 98 42 120 37.7


  1. ^ a b c "Steve Housham". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
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  4. ^ a b "Departing Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham admits to emotional farewell with squad". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Mullan, Charlie (6 June 2016). "Steve Housham appointed North Ferriby United manager". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity dismiss manager Little". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gainsborough: Results/matches: 2011/12". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2017.  Individual seasons accessed via dropdown box.
  8. ^ "Nth Ferriby: Results/matches: 2016/17". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 

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