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Stefan Moore
Personal information
Full name Stefan Leroy Moore
Date of birth 28 September 1983 (1983-09-28) (age 26)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Halesowen Town
Youth career
Romulus
?–2001 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Aston Villa 22 (2)
2001 Chesterfield (loan) 2 (0)
2004 Millwall (loan) 6 (0)
2005 Leicester City (loan) 7 (0)
2005–2008 Queens Park Rangers 39 (3)
2006 Port Vale (loan) 12 (1)
2008 Walsall 5 (1)
2008–2009 Kidderminster Harriers 14 (1)
2009 Silhill 4th XI 2 (5)
2009– Halesowen Town 27 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 12 December 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stefan Leroy Moore (born 28 September 1983) is an English footballer, currently with Halesowen Town.

He started his career as a youth playing for Romulus before joining Aston Villa's academy, captaining them to win the FA Youth Cup in 2003. Moore played for Aston Villa in the Premier League, before enduring a number of loan spells to Football League clubs, Chesterfield, Millwall and Leicester City. He then joined Queens Park Rangers where he played for three years, making 39 appearances in the League. He was loaned out to Port Vale in 2006, before joining Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers.

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Playing career

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Early career

Moore played for Romulus as a youth player,[1] before joining Aston Villa. Whilst at Aston Villa, Moore captained Villa's youth in the FA Youth Cup final in 2002, beating Everton 4–1.[2]

Tall, quick and good on the ball, Moore has all the attributes necessary to succeed in the Premiership but is being treated with kid gloves by his manager.
In January 2003, Moore was ranked alongside young starlets such as Wayne Rooney.[3]

Club career

Aston Villa, Chesterfield, Millwall, Leicester City

He made his professional football debut for Chesterfield whilst on loan from Aston Villa. During the 2001–02 season in the Second Division on 27 October 2001,[4] whilst on loan from Aston Villa. Chesterfield were defeated 1–0 to Blackpool and Moore was substituted in the 72nd minute for Sean Parrish.[4] He went on to play two more matches for Chesterfield in the Football League Trophy and Second Division,[5] before being recalled by Villa at the end of the one-month spell.[6]

He broke into the Villa first team in 2002–03. Firstly in the summer of 2002 he played twice in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, against Swiss side FC Zürich and French club Lille OSC. He scored on the Premier League debut, a 75th minute substitute for Marcus Allbäck, he put an "18 yard screamer" past Charlton Athletic's Dean Kiely on 11 September at Villa Park.[7][8] He made a further fourteen appearances that season, playing at grounds such as Old Trafford and Anfield. A knee injury mid-way through the season caused manager Graham Taylor to insist on an extended rest period for the young midfielder.[9] During this down-time he signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the club.[10]

Villa had a much improved season in 2003–04 and Moore found a first team place more difficult to achieve. He made twelve appearances, eight of which were in the Premiership. On 20 December, he got onto the scoresheet at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park on the 62nd minute, five minutes later he was replaced by Darius Vassell as Villa held out for a 2–0 win.[11] In January his career was on the rocks following a damaging ankle injury.[12]

At the start of the 2004–05 season he joined Championship club Millwall on loan.[13] He played seven games for the Lions, including a 1–1 draw with Ferencvárosi TC in the UEFA Cup First Round.[14] His spell at The New Den ended in early October, though David O'Leary only used him once – replacing Carlton Cole 54 minutes into a 1–0 home defeat by Manchester United on 28 December. In March, Moore returned to the Championship with Leicester City.[15] He played seven games, but only got two starts for the Foxes. At the end of the season he joined Ian Holloway's Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer, putting pen to paper on a three year deal.[16]

Queen's Park Rangers, Port Vale and Walsall

He played 27 games in 2005–06, scoring goals against Sheffield United and Ipswich Town.[17]

At the start of the 2006–07 season he joined Martin Foyle's Port Vale on a one month loan, down in League One.[18] He made fifteen appearances, scoring once against Northampton Town,[19] his spell being extended numerous times,[20] before returning to Loftus Road at the end of 2006. He played just three games for a struggling QPR side in April.

Moore made twelve appearances at the start of the 2007–08 season, making the scoresheet in a 1–1 draw with Watford. In early 2008 he was let go by the club[21] and in late February signed with Walsall,[22] following a trial spell.[23]

"Stefan is a very intelligent frontman. I have known him for a long time and know what he's capable of. His movement is excellent and he will get into the right positions to score goals."
Walsall boss Richard Money upon signing Moore.[24]

He scored four minutes into his debut for the Swifts, in what was the only goal at Luton Town's Kenilworth Road on 1 March.[25] He made a further four appearances that month before losing his first team spot and getting released in the summer.[26] In April 2008, Moore had an unsuccessful trial with Australian A-League side Melbourne Victory for two-weeks, turning out in a match against Whittlesea Zebras.[27]

Non-League

He left the Football League, signing with Conference National side Kidderminster Harriers on a short-term contract in October 2008,[28] following an injury to star striker Justin Richards.[29] After staying at the club on rolling monthly contracts,[30] he signed a more permanent deal in January.[31] Moore scored his first league goal for Kidderminster Harriers away at Forest Green Rovers on 7 April, where he scored an equaliser for Kidderminster to earn a point.[32] However, he made just nineteen appearances in 2008–09 and was later released. He joined up with Solihull-based side Silhill, playing with their fourth team Silhill Fourth XI in the Birmingham and District AFA League Division Five, in an attempt to maintain fitness.[33] Moore then signed for Southern League Premier Division club Halesowen Town. In September 2009, Moore was linked with a move to Farnborough[34], but stayed and managed to score 20 goals in his first 20 appearances in the Southern Football League Premier Division (along with two more in two Southern League Cup matches).[35]

Personal life

He attended Hodge Hill Sports and Enterprise College, in Hodge Hill, Birmingham.[36] He has a younger brother, Luke Moore who is also a professional footballer.[2]

Honours

with Aston Villa

References

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  2. ^ a b Neil Moxey (2009-01-02). "He's already beaten Rooney but now Harrier's striker wants Moore". The Daily Mail. http://www.wba.co.uk/page/PastPresentandFuture/0,,10366~1553892,00.html. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
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  14. ^ "Millwall 1–1 Ferencvaros". BBC Sport. 16 September 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/3656102.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
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  16. ^ "Villa striker makes switch to QPR". BBC Sport. 13 June 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/q/qpr/4088500.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
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  19. ^ "Northampton 0–2 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 30 September 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/5373486.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  20. ^ "QPR's Moore extends stay at Vale". BBC Sport. 6 October 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/port_vale/5413660.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  21. ^ "Striker Moore ends spell with QPR". BBC Sport. 23 January 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/q/qpr/7205382.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  22. ^ "Walsall hope to tie up Moore deal". BBC Sport. 28 February 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/walsall/7269062.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  23. ^ "Saddlers trial for ex-Villa man". BBC Sport. 25 February 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/walsall/7262739.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
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  25. ^ "Luton 0–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 1 March 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/7260410.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  26. ^ "Wrack and Roper leaving Saddlers". BBC Sport. 7 May 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/walsall/7387499.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  27. ^ Bernard, Grantley (2009-05-20). "Victory to fly in mystery striker". Fox Sports. http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,,23477753-23215,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  28. ^ "Moore prepares for Harriers debut". BBC Sport. 10 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/7648723.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  29. ^ "Howarth praises influential Moore". BBC Sport. 13 October 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/7667092.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  30. ^ "Moore extends Kidderminster spell". BBC Sport. 13 November 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/7727899.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  31. ^ "Kidderminster secure Moore future". BBC Sport. 15 January 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/7831382.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  32. ^ "Forest Green 2–2 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 7 April 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_conf/7978709.stm. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  33. ^ "Moore becomes a hero again on a slightly smaller stage!". Non-League Daily. 2009-05-20. http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=57893. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  34. ^ http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/sport/football/htfc/4634051.Moore_move_shock/
  35. ^ http://halesowentownfc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=689&Itemid=1
  36. ^ Smith, Lisa (2009-05-27). "Friends and father on Moore's Beijing case". Birmingham Post. http://www.birminghampost.net/midlands-birmingham-sport/west-midlands-sports/other-sport/2008/06/27/friends-and-father-on-moore-s-beijing-case-65233-21159378/. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 

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