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Steve Berry
Personal information
Full name Stephen Andrew Berry
Date of birth 4 April 1963 (1963-04-04) (age 46)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Gosport Borough
1981–1984 Portsmouth 28 (2)
1984 Aldershot (loan) 7 (0)
1984–1985 Sunderland 35 (2)
1985–1987 Newport County 60 (6)
1987 Swindon Town 4 (0)
1987–1988 Aldershot 48 (6)
1988–1991 Northampton Town 102 (7)
1992 Darmstadt 7 (0)
1992–1995 Instant-Dict
1995–1996 Stevenage Borough
1996–1998 Kettering Town
1998–1999 Stevenage Borough
1999–2000 Rushden & Diamonds 2 (0)
Bedford Town
2005 Cogenhoe United
Teams managed
1996–1998 Kettering Town (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Andrew "Steve" Berry (born 4 April 1963) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Portsmouth, Aldershot, Sunderland, Newport County, Swindon Town and Northampton Town,[2] in the German second division for Darmstadt, and in the Hong Kong First Division League for Instant-Dict.

Career

Berry was born in Liverpool,[2] and played for Gosport Borough before beginning his professional career with Portsmouth.[3] He made his League debut at the age of 18, on 29 August 1981 in the starting eleven for the Third Division home draw with Lincoln City. He played 31 games in all competitions and scored three goals in the 1981–82 season, but played rarely after the arrival of Bobby Campbell as manager.[4] He joined Aldershot on loan in March 1984 and moved to First Division Sunderland on a free transfer in July 1984.[5]

Aged 21, he made his Sunderland debut on 25 August 1984 in a 3–1 win at home to Southampton. He made 45 league and cup appearances including the League Cup Final at Wembley that season.[6][7] Sunderland were relegated at the end of the 1984–85 season and he found himself out of favour after the arrival of Lawrie McMenemy as manager. He played just one game early the following season, and was transferred to Newport County in December 1985.[5]

He subsequently spent six months at Swindon Town, playing three league games as the club gained promotion to the Second Division, then joined Aldershot in October 1987 in part-exchange for Bobby Barnes,[3][8] a future teammate at Northampton Town. That club paid a £45,000 fee[9] to sign Berry on a three-year contract. He played well over a hundred games for the Northamptonshire club before playing seven games for Darmstadt in the 1992–93 season as the club finished bottom of the German second division.[1] He then played in Hong Kong for Instant-Dict for three seasons.[10][11]

Returning to England, he joined Stevenage Borough, whom he captained to the Conference National title in 1995–96.[12] He moved to Kettering Town, where he scored 6 goals from 89 appearances in all competitions, was club captain and then player-manager, before rejoining Stevenage.[13] He spent time at Rushden & Diamonds, as both player and coach,[14] and at Bedford Town.

In August 2005, at the age of 42, Berry joined Cogenhoe United as a player and helped them in their historic FA Cup run, in which they narrowly failed to reach the fourth qualifying round.[15][16]

In 2009, Berry was based in Paris as global head of recruitment of a market research agency.[17]

References

General
  • Mike Neasom, Mick Cooper & Doug Robinson (1984). Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club. Milestone Publications. ISBN 0-903852-50-0.  
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Steve Berry". Fussballdaten. http://www.fussballdaten.de/spieler/berrystephen/. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Steve Berry". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player3/steveberry.htm. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  3. ^ a b "Player Profile Steve Berry". Swindon-Town-FC. http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=BERRYSTE. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  4. ^ "Player Stats Steve Berry". Pompeyrama. http://www.pompeyrama.com/pompey-fc-players-41-Steve-Berry.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  5. ^ a b "Steve Berry Sunderland FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. http://www.sporting-heroes.net/football-heroes/displayhero_club.asp?HeroID=38378. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  6. ^ "Player Details Steve Berry". The StatCat. http://www.thestatcat.co.uk/Mplayers/MPG161.asp. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  7. ^ Fort, Didier (25 February 2001). "England - League Cup Finals 1961-2001". RSSSF. http://www.rsssf.com/tablese/engleagcuphistfinal.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  8. ^ "Where Are They Now? A–H". Aldershot Football Club 1926–1992. Mark Elliott. http://www.shots2692.co.uk/where%20are%20they%20A-H.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  9. ^ "Aldershot F.C Records". Aldershot Football Club 1926–1992. Mark Elliott. http://www.shots2692.co.uk/records.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  10. ^ Alladin, Unus (26 May 1995). "Dickies pair heading home". The Standard (Hong Kong). http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=&art_id=54160&sid=&con_type=1&d_str=19950526&sear_year=1995. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  11. ^ Faure, Kevin (28 November 1996). "Instant old-boy lands manager spot". The Standard (Hong Kong). http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=&art_id=67344&sid=&con_type=1&d_str=19961128&sear_year=1996. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  12. ^ "Boro Legends". FC Boro. http://fcboro.co.uk/boro-legends/. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  13. ^ "Player Profile Steve Berry". Poppies Fans. http://www.poppiesfans.com/playerdetails.php?recordID=B14. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  14. ^ "Steve Berry". Rushden & Diamonds F.C. http://www.thediamondsfc.com/page/A-ZofDiamonds/0,,10784~1219415,00.html. Retrieved 16 December 2009.  
  15. ^ "Berry Dons The Boots For Cooks". NonLeague Daily. 15 August 2008. http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=28956. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  16. ^ "2005/06 Results". Cogenhoe United F.C. http://www.cogenhoeunited.co.uk/results20052006.htm. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  
  17. ^ "Steve Berry". LinkedIn. http://fr.linkedin.com/in/stevechuckberry. Retrieved 18 December 2009.  

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