steve walford - fact file

1975 - 1977        defender

MIDDLE NAME :   STEVEN JAMES WALFORD

Born on 5th January 1958 in Highgate, Islington, North London, England.

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A talented youth team player, Steve Walford had the height, but not quite the application to make it at Tottenham, but he went on to serve a number of other clubs with varying degrees of success.

A good school player, he attended Holloway School and represented Islington Boys. Trained with West Ham and was also wanted by Arsenal (the club he supported as a boy) before joining Spurs.

Tall, but looking leggy and ungainly, Steve Walford did not look the archetypal footballer, but although he failed to impress at Tottenham after two appearances in the first team as a 17 year old, he did go on to play for many years at other clubs, where he proved an adequate player.

On leaving Tottenham, he became one of the few who made the journey across North London to join Arsenal and while he was still a young player, he did not establish himself in the side and the highpoint of his time at Highbury was the second half substitute appearance in the 1979 FA Cup Final win over Manchester United.

Moved on to Carrow Road in 1981, where he had a more substantial career and then onto West Ham United (from where he went on loan to Huddersfield Town, Gillingham and West Bromwich Albion), where he again played a fair number of games.  Also played in Hong Kong, in Turkey, at Wycombe Wanderers and Wealdstone.

Never really realised the potential he had as a youngster and has been more noted for his work alongside his former Norwich City team-mate and Wycombe boss Martin O'Neill as a coach with him at Leicester City, Glasgow Celtic, Aston Villa and Sunderland.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (apprentice) April 1974 - - - 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (professional) April 1975 ?? ??  1 + 1 as a sub 0
Arsenal August 1977 25,000 25th February 1978 v West Ham United (First Division) (away) drew 2-2 78 + 20 as a sub 4
Norwich City March 1981 175,000 ??  108 ??
West Ham United August 1983 160,000 27th August 1983 v Birmingham City () (home)  won 4-0 145 + 2 as a sub 4
Huddersfield Town October 1987 Loan ??  12 0
Gillingham 1988 Loan ??  5 0
West Bromwich Albion 1988 Loan ??  4 0
Lai Sun (Hong Kong) August 1989 ?? ??  ?? ??
?? (Turkey) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Wycombe Wanderers October 1990 ?? ??  ?? ??
Wealdstone ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
2 League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Arsenal
77 League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Norwich City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
?? Other appearances; goals
West Ham United
114 + 1 as a sub League appearances; 2 goals
14 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
16 + 1 as a sub League Cup appearances; 2 goals
1 Other appearance; 0 goals
Huddersfield Town (loan)

12 League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
?? Other appearances; goals
Gillingham (loan)

4 League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
?? Other appearances; goals
West Bromwich Albion (loan)

4 League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
?? Other appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
- international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
FA Cup winners medal 1978-1979  (Arsenal)

Milestones
- appearance

           

1975

Reserve centre half.

16 apps. for Football Combination side in the 1974-75 season.

Enjoys swimming and tennis.
 

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