|Full name||Trevor McGregor Steven|
|Date of birth||21 September 1963|
|Place of birth||Berwick-on-Tweed, England|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Trevor McGregor Steven (born Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, 21 September 1963) was a highly-regarded England footballer who shot to fame with the successful Everton side of the 1980s. Berwick-upon-Tweed ( ˈbɛrɪk- ( Scots: Berwick or historically South Berwick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool.
A right-sided midfielder with great vision and pinpoint crossing ability, Steven grew through the ranks at Burnley, making his debut in 1981. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club managed by Owen Coyle and based in Burnley, Lancashire Over the next two seasons he became a regular supplier of goals and Everton boss Howard Kendall, who was building a new team based on youth, decided to bid for him. Howard Kendall (born 22 May 1946 in Ryton Tyne and Wear) is an English football manager and former player
Burnley accepted 300,000 pounds and Steven joined Everton in the summer of 1983. The Pound Sterling ( symbol £; ISO code: GBP) subdivided into 100 pence (singular penny) is the Currency He made his debut at the beginning of the following season, which proved a watershed campaign for Kendall's men. Despite finishing in 7th position in the Football League Championship, someway behind eventual Champions, Liverpool, the season was saved - as was Kendall's job - by two excellent Cup runs. In the League Cup final at Wembley, the Merseyside clubs drew 0-0 before Liverpool won the replay by a single Graeme Souness goal. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Graeme James Souness (ˈsuːnɨs (born 6 May, 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager Steven was not selected by Kendall, but by the time Everton lined back up at Wembley for the FA Cup final two months later, he was in the team. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after
Watford were the opponents, and Steven played his part in the second goal of Everton's 2-0 success. Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. The controversial nature of the goal has since served to overshadow the quality of the cross which Steven delivered for it on the right touchline.
As he ventured down the flank, Steven sent in an early, high and very awkward ball towards the Watford penalty area, which Everton centre forward Andy Gray and Watford goalkeeper Steve Sherwood challenged for together. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing Andrew Mullen Gray (born November 30, 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former football player and is now a football pundit for In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports Stephen Sherwood (born 10 December 1953 in Selby, England) is a former Association football goalkeeper, best remembered Though Sherwood seemed to get two hands on the ball, Gray's challenge certainly involved contact with his head and the goal was given. Few argued afterwards, though debate has always raged about whether Gray committed a foul or not. Steven, however, had played his part and an FA Cup winners' medal was his.
The following season, Steven established further his right-flank partnership with full back Gary Stevens, which was a strong and creative link-up. Michael Gary Stevens (born in Barrow-in-Furness, England, 27 March 1963) is a retired English footballer who shot to fame Kendall had completed his team-building process and Everton went from strength to strength, winning the First Division title for the first time in 15 years and reaching the FA Cup final again. Steven established himself as one of the best midfield players in Europe with his ability to take players on with his sublime skills and wing play combined with defensive duties when needed. The "double" chances evaporated when Manchester United, despite being down to ten men, won at Wembley in extra-time, but there was consolation for Everton when they defeated Rapid Vienna 3-1 in the final of the European Cup Winners Cup in Rotterdam. The Sportklub Rapid Wien (Rapid Vienna is an Austrian football club playing in the country's capital city of Vienna. Rotterdam (pronounced) is the 2nd-largest City by population in the Netherlands, located in the province of Steven scored the second goal with a crisp, close-range volley after Rapid failed to clear a corner. He had also scored a crucial goal in the semi-final against Bayern Munich. FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern
A stunning season for Steven was completed when, in February 1985, he was called up by England coach Bobby Robson to make his debut in a qualifier for the 1986 World Cup against Northern Ireland. Coach (baseball|Coach (basketball|Coach (ice hockeyIn Sports a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction instruction and training of the operations Sir Robert William Robson Kt CBE (born 18 February 1933 commonly known as Sir Bobby Robson (ˈbɒbi ˈrɒbsən is a former international football The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international football. He stayed in the side for the next three games, scoring his first goal in a friendly win over the Republic of Ireland and contributing to a brace of drawn qualifiers versus Romania and Finland. The Republic of Ireland national football team represents Ireland in international football. The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation. The Finland national football team represents Finland in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Finland.
When he was awarded his fifth cap against Italy at the beginning of a summer mini-tournament in North America, he was joined behind him by his Everton team-mate Stevens, therefore transferring a successful and feared partnership to the international stage. The Italian national football team is controlled by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC and represents Italy in international football competition However, Steven soon had a rival for the right flank as Robson began to explore various combinations for his wide men. Chris Waddle was a more flamboyant and explosive player than Steven (and John Barnes was similarly so against the more stoic Steve Hodge on the left flank) but Robson often preferred the consistency and team play of Steven on the right wing and he became a frequent choice as a result. Christopher Roland Waddle (born 14 December 1960 in Felling, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English former professional John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE (born 7 November 1963 in Kingston Jamaica) is a Jamaican born former professional English Stephen Brian Hodge (born 25 October 1962 was an English footballer who enjoyed a high-profile club and international career in the 1980s and 1990s
Steven scored his second England goal in a 5-0 thumping of the USA in Los Angeles at the conclusion of the summer tour. The United States men's national soccer team is the national Soccer team of the United States for men and is controlled by the United States Soccer Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Everton were once again challenging for First Division and FA Cup honours and Steven became one of the country's most consistent players, regularly putting on a show with Everton while maintaining his form internationally when given the opportunity. In January 1986 he scored the opening goal in a 4-0 win over Egypt in Cairo and continued to be selected as the World Cup neared. The Egypt national football team (منتخب مصر لكرة القدم nicknamed The Pharaohs, is the national team of Egypt and is administered by the Cairo () which means "the Vanquisher" or "the Triumphant" is the capital and largest city of Egypt.
Everton lost the League title to Liverpool on the last day of the season, and then Steven suffered FA Cup heartbreak for the second season in a row when Liverpool beat Everton 3-1 at Wembley. However, his season ended with some joy as he was selected by Robson for the squad which would represent England in Mexico at the World Cup. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America.
Robson preferred Waddle as his one orthodox wide man for the opening game against Portugal, but England played poorly and lost 1-0. The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF finishing 4th at the last World Cup. No changes were made, despite this defeat, and England suffered a nervy and embarrassing goalless draw against Morocco, meaning they had to win their final group game or they were out. The Morocco national football team ( Arabic: منتخب المغرب لكرة القدم nicknamed أسود الأطلس (Lions of the Atlas, is the national
As a consequence, Steven got his World Cup chance as Robson ditched Waddle and went for the creative but disciplined pairing of Steven on the right and Hodge on the left. It paid dividends, as Steven combined down his flank with Stevens, as ever, to set up an opening goal for Gary Lineker; Hodge then set up Lineker's second, and Steven delivered a corner which went uncleared, allowing Lineker to complete his hat-trick. Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football Striker who scored
Steven played as England thrust aside Paraguay in the second round but in the quarter final, with England 2-0 down against Argentina, he was sacrificed midway through the second half by Robson to give Barnes his first run-out. The Paraguay national football team is the national team of Paraguay and is controlled by the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA Barnes single-handedly destroyed the Argentine defence but could only set up one goal and England were eliminated.
The next year saw Steven settled back into a dominant Everton side, which regained the League title with some panache. He also played a full part in a robust qualification campaign for the 1988 European Championships. The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in West Germany. By the time the tournament came round in the summer of 1988, Steven had a healthy 22 caps.
The competition was a disaster, as England succumbed to tiredness to lose all three of their group games. Steven in the squad, missed the calamitous opening defeat to the Republic of Ireland, but played in the 3-1 defeat by Holland, after which his pal Stevens was lambasted for some weak defending against Dutch centre forward Marco van Basten, who scored a memorable hat-trick. The Netherlands national football team is the national football team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Netherlands Football Association Marcel "Marco" van Basten ( 31 October 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager currently Steven stayed in the team for the now meaningless final group game against the USSR, which was the worst performance of the lot. The USSR national football team was the national football team of the Soviet Union.
England came home in disgrace but Robson stayed in his job and Steven stayed in his plans as the qualifiers for the 1990 World Cup loomed. However, his right flank partner Stevens left Everton to join Rangers and Steven struggled to form a similar telepathy with replacement Neil McDonald. Rangers Football Club are an Association football team based in Glasgow Scotland, who currently play in the Scottish Premier League. Telepathy ( Greek τηλε tele meaning "distant" and πάθεια patheia meaning "to be affected by" describes the purported transfer Neil Raymond McDonald (born on November 2, 1965 in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear) is a former football player he played in the right back Everton ended the season without a trophy - losing the FA Cup final to Liverpool again - and Steven wasn't called up for England until the end-of-season Rous Cup shindig against Scotland, which England won. The Rous Cup was a short-lived football competition in the second half of the 1980s contested between England, Scotland and in later years a guest team
The time had come for Steven to move and Souness, now manager of Rangers, offered him the chance to hook up with his friend Stevens and reform their renowned partnership down the right. Offers came in from other clubs but Steven chose Ibrox, to some criticism. His main reason for doing so seemed to be the attraction of European football, as the ban on English clubs was ongoing and Steven had been denied the chance to play in the European Cup with Everton as a consequence. So, after 299 appearances and 60 goals, Steven left Everton in a one and a half million pound deal and went to Scotland.
Despite being the latest in a sequence of high-profile England internationals signed by Graeme Souness, Steven's arrival at Ibrox was relatively low-key, principally because it coincided with the controversial signing of Mo Johnston - the first high-profile, established Roman Catholic player to be signed by Rangers in the post-war period. Maurice John Giblin "Mo" Johnston (born April 13, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Scottish football Steven rapidly became a solid member of the Rangers squad, securing a league championship in his first season.
His form at Ibrox persuaded Bobby Robson to retain him in the England squad, though by now his choices on the flanks had ventured toward the more adventurous, with Waddle and Barnes now ahead of Steven and Hodge in the stakes. That said, Steven was in the final squad of 22 for the tournament in Italy when Robson announced it. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest
Steven did not feature in the tournament until the quarter final against Cameroon when he came on as a substitute as England found themselves behind in the second half. The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Lions Indomptables (Indomitable Lions, is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's A substitute is a player in Association football who is brought on to the pitch during a match in exchange for an existing player He did the same thing again in the semi-final - again replacing his Rangers team-mate Terry Butcher - as England chased the game against West Germany, ultimately forcing a draw and a penalty shootout. Terence Ian "Terry" Butcher (born 28 December 1958 in Singapore) is an English football manager who is currently The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since Penalty shootouts, properly named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament Steven didn't take a penalty and England went out. He finally started a game when Robson put him in the team for the showpiece third-place play-off against Italy, which England lost 2-1.
Robson's successor Graham Taylor selected Steven for a number of friendly internationals but he didn't play in any of the qualifying games for the 1992 European Championships. Graham Taylor OBE (born 15 September 1944 Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a football manager and a former player The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was hosted by Sweden. Then England suffered an almighty injury crisis prior to the tournament in Sweden and Taylor put Steven in his squad, selecting him on the right flank in an England side which looked unrecognisable from the one which had reached a World Cup semi-final two summers earlier. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Steven played in the group games against Denmark and France, both of which ended goalless, but was dropped for the final game against the hosts, which England lost 2-1, ensuring their elimination. The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football The French national football team represents the nation of France in international football. Steven's England career ended there, with 36 caps and four goals.
In 1991 Steven had moved for a fee of 5. 5 million pounds to Olympique Marseille where he stayed for one season, winning the French league title. Olympique de Marseille (also known as l'OM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football Rangers re-signed Steven for 2. 4 million pounds in 1992. In contrast to his first spell at the club, Steven's second period at Ibrox was undermined by a succession of minor injuries, although they were league champions in each of the next five seasons (one of them as treble winners and two as double winners) before Steven retired from playing in 1997. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Since he stopped playing, Steven has worked in the media, most notably as a co-commentator for the BBC during their coverage of the 2002 World Cup. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30.
He now acts as a pundit for RTÉ in Ireland, having covered the 2006 World Cup in Germany for RTE. He is also a regular contributor to RTE's coverage of the English Premiership and Champions League, acting as analyst and co-commentator.
As well as his media work, Steven also acts as a football agent for many high profile players in the Scottish and English Premier Leagues, as well as owning a financial management company called Mimax in Glasgow.