Steve Rimmer

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Steve Rimmer
Personal information
Full name Stephen Anthony Rimmer[1]
Date of birth (1979-05-23) 23 May 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Manchester City 0 (0)
1999 Doncaster Rovers (loan)
1999–2000 Port Vale 2 (0)
Hyde United
2001–2003 Marine
Skelmersdale United
Total 2+ (0+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen Anthony Rimmer (born 23 May 1979) is an English former footballer. His career in the Football League was brief but eventful, playing in front of a record low crowd at Maine Road and getting sent off 23 minutes into his Port Vale debut. In 2000, he ventured into non-league football, and turned out for Marine, Hyde United, and Skelmersdale United.

Playing career[edit]

A product of the Manchester City youth system, he made one first team appearance for the club on 8 December 1998. City lost 2–1 to Mansfield Town in the First Round of the Football League Trophy. Rimmer picked up a booking in a match primarily remembered as having Manchester City's lowest ever recorded attendance (just 3,007 turned up). He spent January 1999 at Conference National side Doncaster Rovers. He left Maine Road at the end of the season and quickly signed up with First Division club Port Vale.

Handed his Vale debut by manager Brian Horton on 28 December 1999 at Oakwell, replacing Mark Snijders at half time, he was sent off on 68 minutes for serious foul play.[2] He only one more appearance, on 12 February 2000, replacing Stewart Talbot at Blundell Park after just 13 minutes.[3] He was let go at the end of the season.

He then went into non-league football with Marine and then Hyde United. He returned to Marine in 2001, staying with the club for two years before joining Skelmersdale United.


After leaving the professional game he began working as a PE teacher at Parklands High School in Chorley.


  • Sourced from Steve Rimmer profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 1998–99 Second Division 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Port Vale 1999–2000 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0


  1. ^ "Steve Rimmer". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Pierson, Mark (29 December 1999). "Football: Scowcroft's strike keeps Ipswich in contention". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Grimsby v Port Vale Match facts". The Guardian. 12 February 2000. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 

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