Steve McAnespie

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Steve McAnespie
Personal information
Full name Stephen McAnespie[1]
Date of birth (1972-02-01) 1 February 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Kilmarnock, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Aberdeen 0 (0)
1993–1994 Västerhaninge IF
1994–1995 Raith Rovers 40 (0)
1995–1997 Bolton Wanderers 24 (0)
1997–2000 Fulham 7 (0)
1998 Bradford City (loan) 7 (0)
2000–2002 Cambridge United 24 (0)
2002 Partick Thistle 1 (0)
Total 103 (0)
Teams managed
2005–2007 Indiana Invaders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve McAnespie (born 1 February 1972) is a retired Scottish football defender.

Playing career[edit]


Born in Kilmarnock, McAnespie started his career with Aberdeen, although failed to make a senior appearance during his time at Pittodrie.

Raith Rovers[edit]

In 1994, after five years with Aberdeen, he signed for Raith Rovers, with whom he won the Scottish League Cup within a matter of months, going on to also win the Scottish First Division. He also featured in the early stages of Raith's maiden European campaign.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

McAnespie moved to Bolton Wanderers in September 1995 for £900,000, featuring in around a dozen matches as Bolton were relegated to the Football League First Division. McAnespie featured in a similar number of matches as Bolton gained promotion at the first attempt, winning the title by eighteen points. He played in a handful of matches at the start of the 1997–98 season.


McAnespie dropped down to the Football League Second Division in November 1997 to join Fulham in a £100,000 deal. After three years with the London side, McAnespie made just seven league appearances, playing in just three matches of Fulham's title-winning 1998–99 season, having spent part of the previous season on loan at Bradford City.

Cambridge United[edit]

At the start of the 2000–01 season, McAnespie joined Cambridge United on a free transfer.

Partick Thistle[edit]

He joined Partick Thistle on a similar deal in March 2002, weeks before Cambridge's relegation from the Football League Second Division, and played a small part in Partick's Scottish First Division title win.

Coaching career[edit]

He then moved to the United States to coach football. While he was assistant coach of the New Orleans Shell Shockers, he had to be rescued from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.[2] He later became the head coach of the Indiana Invaders.[2]


Macca is currently living in New Orleans serving as Head Coach of LA Chicago Fire 96 Boys RPL team (formerly CSA Cosmos), LA Chicago Fire 94 Boys RPL team (formerly New Orleans United), and The LA Fire 97 GIRLS team (Strike Squad). When asked about his current job, he responded, "It's just a pleasure to work with these talented young men!" He is currently the head coach at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans and led the Crusaders to a perfect regular season in 2014, in which they won all 18 matches.


Raith Rovers[edit]


Bolton Wanderers[edit]



  1. ^ "Steve McAnespie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Were you there ...?, BBC Sport, 15 February 2007

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