|Full name||Derek James Statham|
|Date of birth||24 March 1959|
|Place of birth||Wolverhampton, England|
|1977–1987||West Bromwich Albion||299||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Statham was born in Wolverhampton and began his career with West Bromwich Albion where he earned a reputation as a solid, classy defender with excellent passing ability. He made over 330 league and cup appearances for West Brom, playing for several years alongside Bryan Robson and the 'Three Degrees' of Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson in an impressive side assembled by Ron Atkinson. In total Statham spent 12 years at the Hawthorns making 373 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals in all competitions.
Statham left West Brom for Southampton in 1987, playing alongside a young Alan Shearer (in his first professional season) and Matthew Le Tissier, and was an immediate success winning the club's player of the season award for 1987–88. He stayed at Southampton for the 1988–89 season before joining Stoke City in August 1989. He played 21 times for Stoke in 1989–90 as the team suffered relegation to the Third Division. He played in 28 games in 1990–91 before being released at the end of the season.
He later played for Walsall, where he played his final professional game in the 1992–93 season. His last team were semi-professional side Telford United in the English Football Conference, where he was a mainstay for the 1993–94 season.
In 2004, he was named as one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest ever players, in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|West Bromwich Albion||1976–77||First Division||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||16||1|
|Stoke City||1989–90||Second Division||19||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||21||0|
|Telford United||1993–94||Football Conference||34||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||34||0|
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- "Albion legends – Derek Statham". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "The wraps come off 125th anniversary mural". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 4 August 2004. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
- Derek Statham at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
- Statham, Derek at National-Football-Teams.com
- Derek Statham at Englandstats.com