Steve Litt

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Steve Litt
Personal information
Full name Stephen Eric Litt[1]
Date of birth (1954-05-21) 21 May 1954 (age 69)[1]
Place of birth Carlisle,[1] England
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Luton Town 15 (0)
1976–1981 Minnesota Kicks 153 (11)
1977–1978 Northampton Town 20 (0)
1982–1984 San Jose Earthquakes 67 (1)
1982–1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 38 (4)
1984–1985 Minnesota Strikers (indoor) 20 (0)
Managerial career
1985 San Jose Earthquakes (assistant)
1986 San Jose Earthquakes
2008– Dakota County Technical College (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Stephen Eric Litt (born 21 May 1954) is an English retired football defender who played professionally in the Football League, North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League and coached in the Western Soccer Alliance.


Litt began his career as an apprentice with Blackpool In 1972, Litt left Blackpool for Luton Town. He cracked the first team in 1973, but made only fifteen total first team appearances.[2] In 1976, he left England for the United States where he signed with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League. He returned to England to Northampton Town during the 1977–1978 season.[3] In 1982, Litt moved to the San Jose Earthquakes for three outdoor and one indoor seasons. In 1984, he returned to Minnesota, this time as a member of the Minnesota Strikers playing in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He retired from playing professionally in the spring of 1985 and turned to coaching.


In 1985, the San Jose Earthquakes hired Litt as head coach of its reserve team. In 1986, Litt served as the head coach of the Earthquakes in the Western Soccer Alliance.[4][5] In August 1986, he left the team after going unpaid for over a month.[6] In 2008, he became an assistant coach with the Dakota County Technical College soccer team.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Steve Litt". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ Luton Town in the First Division, 1974
  3. ^ NORTHAMPTON TOWN: 1946/47 - 2008/09
  4. ^ QUAKES NAME LITT COACH San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Tuesday, 4 March 1986
  5. ^ 1986 San Jose Earthquakes
  6. ^ UNPAID LITT QUITS QUAKES, CONTEMPLATES SUING TEAM San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Friday, 1 August 1986
  7. ^ Blue Knights coaching bio

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