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Simon Webster (footballer)

Simon Paul Webster (born 20 January 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Tottenham Hotspur, Exeter City, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, Oldham Athletic and Derby County. He also spent time on loan to Norwich City without appearing for the first team,[1] and played non-league football for St. Albans City.[2]

Simon Webster
Personal information
Full name Simon Paul Webster
Date of birth (1964-01-20) 20 January 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Hinckley, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Tottenham Hotspur 3 (0)
1983–1984Exeter City (loan) 26 (0)
1985Norwich City (loan) 0 (0)
1985Huddersfield Town (loan) 9 (0)
1985–1988 Huddersfield Town 109 (4)
1988–1990 Sheffield United 37 (3)
1990Charlton Athletic (loan) 3 (0)
1990–1993 Charlton Athletic 124 (7)
1993–1995 West Ham United 5 (0)
1995Oldham Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
1995Derby County (loan) 3 (0)
1997 St Albans City 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his spell at Sheffield United, Webster broke his leg in two places, an injury re-inflicted by a training-ground tackle by Julian Dicks within weeks of joining West Ham United.[3] Although Webster was able to play again, he chose to retire from the professional game in November 1995[4] to study physiotherapy. Once qualified, he worked for West Ham United[5] and Gillingham.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Simon Webster". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  2. ^ Tavener, Dave; Taylor, Peter. "Simon Webster Profile". St Albans City F.C. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  3. ^ White, Clive (24 July 1993). "Reid keen to capture Stewart". The Independent. London. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Jimmy Case Retires Through Injury". The Independent. London. 11 November 1995.
  5. ^ "On this day - 20 January". West Ham United F.C. 20 January 2009. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Webster is new Gills physio". BBC Sport. 26 March 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2009.

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