Steve Slade

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Steve Slade
Personal information
Full name Steven Anthony Slade[1]
Date of birth (1975-10-06) 6 October 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Romford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Tottenham Hotspur 23 (0)
1996–2000 Queens Park Rangers 69 (6)
1997 Brentford (loan) 4 (0)
2000 Cambridge United 9 (3)
2001 Chesham United 3 (0)
2001 Hayes 2 (0)
2001 Harrow Borough 1 (0)
2002 St Albans City 2 (0)
2005 Vikingur
2005 Barking 4 (0)
2005 Redbridge 1 (0)
2005 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
2006 Worthing 2 (0)
2006 Chesham United 7 (2)
Maidenhead United
Barking 2 (2)
2008 Ware 3 (0)
National team
1996 England U-21 4 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steven Anthony "Steve" Slade (born 6 October 1975 in Romford) is a former English professional footballer who played as a striker, notably in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and earned four caps, scoring three times for the England U-21 team.

He also played as a professional in the Football League for Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Cambridge United and Grimsby Town, as well as appearing in the Icelandic top flight 1. deild karla for Vikingur. He has also played non-League football for Hayes, Maidenhead United, Barking and Ware.

Club career[edit]

Slade began his career in the youth teams of Tottenham Hotspur, turning professional at the club for the 1994–95 season. He made his debut the following season in a Football League Cup tie against Chester City in October 1995, before making his league bow two months later against Wimbledon.[2] However, unable to establish himself at White Hart Lane, Slade joined newly relegated Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 1996 after manager Ray Wilkins paid Spurs £350,000 for the player.[3] Slade remained at Loftus Road for over four seasons, although made more substitute appearances than starts at the club and also spent time on loan at Brentford.[4] Released in 2000, he had a short, undistinguished spell at Cambridge United,[5] before dropping into non-league football with Chesham United, followed by short spells with Hayes, Harrow Borough and St Albans City.[6][7] Slade also trialled with league sides Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe United during the 2001–02 season.[8]

Following his release from Hayes, Slade briefly played football in Iceland.[9] A trial at Grimsby Town followed and, although ultimately he did not land a contract, Slade featured in one game, appearing against Morecambe in the Football League Trophy.[10] During the 2005–06 season, he appeared in non-league football with Barking, Redbridge, Worthing and Chesham United.[11] Slade later reemerged with Maidenhead United, before a second spell with Barking.[12]

International football[edit]

In the summer of 1996, immediately prior to his move from Spurs to QPR, Slade was selected for the England under-21 side that took part in the annual Toulon Tournament in France. Slade featured in four games in all, appearing against Belgium, Angola, Portugal and Brazil, although this was to be his sole taste of the international game.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, The 1996–97 Official PFA Footballers Fact File, Harpenden: Queen Anne Press, 1996, p. 225
  2. ^ Hugman, op cit
  3. ^ "Steve Slade | Football Stats | No Club | Age 40 | 1994-2006 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Steve Slade | Football Stats | No Club | Season 1996/1997 | 1994-2006 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT - FOOTBALL - Football transfers". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "SoccerFacts UK Player Details". www.soccerfactsuk.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  7. ^ "St Albans City F.C. Statistics". statistics.sacfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  8. ^ "Steve Slade". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  9. ^ "Player Database: Steve Slade". thefishy.co.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Report - Grimsby Town - Match 18 October 2005, Grimsby 1 - 1 Morecambe". premiumtv.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "SoccerFacts UK Player Details". www.soccerfactsuk.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  12. ^ "NonLeagueDaily.com". nonleaguedaily.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  13. ^ J & G Rollin, The Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008, p. 961

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