steve sedgley - fact file

1989 - 1994        defender/midfielder

Born on 26th May 1968 in Enfield, North London, England.

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A local born lad, who arrived at White Hart Lane via Coventry City and the two clubs had a strange link in Steve Sedgley's career.

Studying at Enfield Grammar School, Steve played a big role in the school's football team's success and even though he was on Tottenham's doorstep, his immediate future lay at Coventry City, where he started as an apprentice and went on to get a professional contract.

A lithe midfielder, Sedge showed a calm authority on the ball and his ability to go past players despite not having the greatest turn of pace saw him win Under-21 caps for England.

Steve was an unused substitute for Coventry City in the 1987 FA Cup Final, when they defeated Spurs in extra time, but Tottenham brought him back to North London in 1989 to play in midfield for the Lilywhites.  Tall, but not great in the air, his strength lay in his ability on the ball and the use of it.  Unhurried, he sometimes looked slow, but his speed was a little deceptive with his long legs often stretching out to make timely tackles.

Widely regarded as the creator of many of the goal celebrations at Spurs, he could well have been the first player to pull his shirt front over his face and he also thought up the thigh rubbing celeb for a goal at Highfield Road.  Off the pitch he formed a frightening comedy duo with Paul Gascoigne, terrifying the rest of the squad with their pranks.

Retired from playing in December 2000 with a knee injury.  Since then he has undertaken some diverse activities, ranging from running a water sports hire business in Barbados (where has had a racial abuse case brought against him, but it was dropped in the end) through to managing Kingstonian for 14 months before a difference of opinion with the board saw him leave to be part of the Luton Town youth coaching team in October 2005 until 2007.



Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Coventry City 1986 - ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR July 1989 £750,000 19th August 1989 v Luton Town (First Division) (home) won 2-1  187 + 24 as a sub 11
Ipswich Town June 1994 £1,000,000 ??  ?? ??
Wolverhampton Wanderers July 1997 £500,000 ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Coventry City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
147+17 as a sub League appearances;  9 goals
12 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 1 goal
24 + 3 as a sub League Cup appearances; 1 goal
4 + 3 as a sub European appearances; 0 goals
Ipswich Town

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
11 Under-21 caps; 2 goals
FA Cup winners medal 1986-1987  (Coventry City);  1990-1991 (THFC)

- appearance



What they said about Steve Sedgley
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What Steve Sedgley said about ...
... His time at Spurs and the FA punishment for financial irrgularities ...  30.08.1994 (Ipswich Town programme)

"In the five years I was there I played under four different managerial teams - that doesn’t give you the stability you need.  There’s been a lot of change and it has been a very difficult time for everyone at the club.  They’ve been under the spotlight a lot and that puts a lot of pressure eon the staff and the players.  It’s not my place to talk about the fine (for financial irregularities) – but in purely footballing terms the punishment does seem harsh.  They seem to be punishing the wrong people."

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Season League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Cup
1986-87 Coventry  26 games; 0 goals - - -
1987-88 Coventry 27 games; 2 goals - - -
1988-89 Coventry 31 games; 1 goal - - -
1989-90 THFC 32 games; 0 goals - - -
1990-91 THFC 34 games; 0 goals - - -
1991-92 THFC 34 games; 0 goals - - -
1992-93 THFC 22 games; 3 goals - - -
1993-94 THFC 42 games; 5 goals - - -
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