Steve Thornber

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Steve Thornber
Personal information
Full name Stephen John Thornber
Date of birth (1965-10-11) 11 October 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Dewsbury, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Halifax Town 104 (4)
1988–1992 Swansea City 117 (6)
1992–1993 Blackpool 24 (0)
1993–1996 Scunthorpe United 77 (7)
1997–1998 Bradford Park Avenue ? (?)
Total 322 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen John Thornber (born 11 October 1965) is an English former professional footballer and current youth team manager of Bradford City.[1]

Thornber, a midfielder, began his career as a junior with Halifax Town in 1983. He remained with the Shaymen for five years, making 104 league appearances and scoring four goals.

In 1988, he moved to Swansea City in a £10,000 deal. In three years at the Welsh club he made 117 appearances, scoring six goals.

His next move, in 1992, was to Blackpool, then managed by Billy Ayre, a former teammate and manager of Thornber during his time at Halifax. After a year and just under a quarter-century of appearances at Bloomfield Road, he joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer.


  1. ^ "Thornber appointed new youth team boss". Bradford City A.F.C. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.