Steve Seddon

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Steve Seddon
Steve Seddon Birmingham 2019.jpg
Seddon with Birmingham City in 2019
Personal information
Full name Steven Jeffrey Seddon[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-25) 25 December 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Berkshire,[2] England
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Birmingham City)
Number 42
Youth career
Twyford Comets
20??–2014 Reading
2014–2016 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Birmingham City 4 (0)
2018–2019Stevenage (loan) 23 (3)
2019AFC Wimbledon (loan) 18 (3)
2020-Portsmouth (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:08, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Steven Jeffrey Seddon (born 25 December 1997) is an English footballer who plays as a left back for League One club Portsmouth, on loan from Birmingham City of the Championship. He spent the first half of the 2018–19 season on loan to League Two club Stevenage, for whom he made his Football League debut, and the second half of the season on loan to AFC Wimbledon of League One.

Club career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Seddon was born in Berkshire, where he attended The Piggott School in Wargrave and then The Forest School, Winnersh,[2] the partner school of Reading F.C.'s academy.[3] He joined Reading after being spotted when playing for Twyford Comets. After a trial with Birmingham City in 2014,[2] he took up a scholarship with the club that summer.[1] Interviewed later that year, he assessed his strength as his left foot, and felt he needed to improve his tackling.[2]

He signed his first professional contract, of two years, in April 2016.[4] In the 2017–18 season, he trained with the first team on occasion, and was included in the travelling squad for first-team fixtures, although did not make the bench.[5] In December, with centre-back Harlee Dean suspended, Seddon was suggested by the Birmingham Mail as a possible addition to the squad for the visit to Fulham,[6] and on 27 January 2018, he was given a squad number and included among the substitutes for the FA Cup fourth-round visit to Premier League club Huddersfield Town.[7] He remained unused, and later in the season was an unused substitute for two Championship matches.[8]

In May 2018, Seddon signed a new one-year deal, with the option of a second year.[9] He was a member of the first-team squad for their pre-season training camp in Austria,[10] and was given a squad number for the 2018–19 season.[11] He was an unused substitute for the 2018–19 EFL Cup first-round defeat away to Reading.[8]

Stevenage (loan)[edit]

Seddon joined League Two club Stevenage on 30 August 2018 on loan until 15 January 2019.[12] He made his Football League debut two days later in the starting eleven for the match at home to Cambridge United; he was substituted at half-time as his team went on to lose 1–0.[13] Seddon made 25 appearances during his loan spell, of which 23 were in league competition.[14]

AFC Wimbledon (loan)[edit]

The day after his loan at Stevenage expired, Seddon joined AFC Wimbledon of League One on loan until the end of the season.[15] He went straight into the starting eleven, playing the whole of a 4–1 defeat at home to Barnsley,[16] but suffered a minor hamstring injury that kept him out of the next match.[17] He returned to the starting eleven for the visit to Sunderland, and stayed in it for the remaining 16 league matches, finishing with a 12-match unbeaten run that secured his team's League One status for the 2019–20 season.[8][18]

First-team football with Birmingham City[edit]

Seddon made his first competitive appearance for Birmingham in the starting eleven for the opening fixture of the 2019–20 season, a visit to Brentford in the Championship. He marked his debut with a run and cross to set up Kristian Pedersen's matchwinning header.[19] He started twice more in the league,[8] and provided the assist for Álvaro Giménez' first goal for the club, in a 2–0 win against Barnsley,[20] but played no part in the matchday squad after the end of August.[8]

Portsmouth (loan)[edit]

Seddon joined League One club Portsmouth on 2 January 2020 on loan until the end of the season.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2017–18[8] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[14] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[22] Championship 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Stevenage (loan) 2018–19[14] League Two 23 3 1 0 1[a] 0 25 3
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2018–19[14] League One 18 3 18 3
Portsmouth (loan) 2019–20[22] League One 7 0 2 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Career total 52 6 3 0 1 0 2 0 58 6
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy


  1. ^ a b "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/07/2014 and 31/07/2014" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 46. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Blue kid on the block – Steve Seddon". Birmingham City F.C. 5 November 2014. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Academy deal done". Reading F.C. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Steve Seddon secures a professional deal". Birmingham City F.C. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Seddon taking nothing for granted". Birmingham City F.C. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  6. ^ Dick, Brian (6 December 2017). "How Birmingham City can replace Harlee Dean – these are the options". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ Ireland, Shane (27 January 2018). "Who are Charlie Lakin and Steve Seddon? A quick guide to the Birmingham City kids on the bench at Huddersfield". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "S. Seddon". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Steve Seddon pens new Blues deal". Birmingham City F.C. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  10. ^ Kendrick, Mat (7 July 2018). "Birmingham City jet off on tour to Austria – leaving these players behind". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Blues squad numbers 2018/19". Birmingham City F.C. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  12. ^ Branowsky, Dan (30 August 2018). "Steve Seddon joins on loan". Stevenage F.C. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  13. ^ Yousif, Layth (1 September 2018). "Stevenage 0–1 Cambridge United: Former Liverpool academy striker David Amoo seals derby win for U's". The Comet. Stevenage. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "Games played by Steve Seddon in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  15. ^ Slavin, Chris (16 January 2019). "Dons edge out interest from other clubs to sign left-back". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  16. ^ Slavin, Chris (19 January 2019). "Promotion-chasers Barnsley prove too strong for The Dons". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  17. ^ Cawley, Richard (22 January 2019). "AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town line-ups: Seddon out as Hartigan starts". South London Press. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  18. ^ Sanders, Jake (4 May 2019). "Bradford City 0 AFC Wimbledon 0 – Dons safe after nervy finish to the League One season at Valley Parade". South London Press. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Brentford 0–1 Birmingham City". BBC Sport. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Birmingham City 2–0 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  21. ^ "Steve Seddon: Portsmouth sign defender on loan from Birmingham City". BBC Sport. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Steve Seddon in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 February 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Birmingham City F.C. website