Steve Melton

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Steve Melton
Personal information
Full name Steve Melton
Date of birth (1978-10-03) 3 October 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lincoln United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Nottingham Forest 3 (0)
2000 Stoke City 5 (0)
2000–2002 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 (3)
2002 Hull City 7 (0)
2002–2004 Hull City 23 (0)
2004–2006 Boston United 21 (1)
2005–2006 Tamworth (loan) 7 (1)
2006–2008 King's Lynn 45 (5)
2008–2009 Boston United
2009–2011 Lincoln United
2011 Lincoln Moorlands Railway
2011–2012 Grantham Town
2012 Worksop Town
2012–2013 Lincoln United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Melton (born 3 October 1978) is a former English footballer who played as a midfielder.

He played as a professional in the Football League from 1996 until 2006, featuring for Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City and Boston United. At Non-League level he has represented Tamworth and King's Lynn before re-joining Boston United and then moving on to Lincoln United, Lincoln Moorlands Railway and Grantham Town.

Career[edit]

Melton started his career back in 1996 as a trainee with Nottingham Forest. Melton only appeared for Forest on three occasions before moving on to Stoke City in February 2000.

At Stoke, made seven appearances in 1999–2000 and was an used substitute in the 2000 Football League Trophy Final. He joined Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2000. Melton managed to find his way into the starting eleven and played 46 games and managed to find the net three times.

November 2002 saw Melton on the move again. He joined Hull City after spending time on loan with the club.

Although he never scored in a competitive game for Hull City, he was the first player to score at their Kingston Communications Stadium in a friendly against Sunderland to commemorate the stadium's opening on 18 December 2002.

Melton then joined Boston United in March 2004. During his time with The Pilgrims, Melton was sent out on loan to Conference National side Tamworth.

Melton joined King's Lynn in 2006 but returned to Boston in 2008, playing 20 times for the club but was released at the end of the 2008-2009 season.

Melton went on trial with Retford United in July 2009, but subsequently joined Lincoln United alongside former King's Lynn and Boston United teammate Matt O'Halloran.

In February 2011 he signed with Lincoln Moorlands Railway. He joined Grantham Town in the summer.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Steve Melton profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 1998–99 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999–2000 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Stoke City 1999–2000 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2000–01 28 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 31 1
2001–02 10 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 14 2
2002–03 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
Hull City 2002–03 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2003–04 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
Boston United 2003–04 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
2004–05 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
2005–06 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Tamworth 2005–06 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career Total 128 5 3 0 6 0 9 0 148 5
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs, and Football League Trophy.

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