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Steve Guppy

    Full name:Stephen Andrew Guppy
    Birthdate:29.03.1969
    Birthplace:Winchester
    Position:Wing-back, left-winger
    Joined from:Port Vale, Celtic
    Nationality:England

Player profile

A favourite of manager Martin O'Neill, Guppy arrived at Filbert Street for a rising fee of almost £1 million from Port Vale in February 1997, going on to play over 150 matches for the club over two stints - the first much more successful than the second.

He made his name with O'Neill's ever-improving Wycombe side from 1989 after being rejected during trials with Southampton. His form for the Chairboys caught the attention of Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United, but Guppy's appearances on Tyneside were very few and far between.

He moved to Port Vale for more match action and got just that. His performances at Vale Park saw O'Neill go back in for his former left-sided star and he arrived at Leicester mainly as a left winger, but soon turned into one of the best attacking full-backs in the top-flight under O'Neill's guidance.

Guppy, who had England under-21 and 'B' recognition to his name, was one of the top assist makers in the Premiership during his best days with the club and put goals on a plate for City attackers, or defenders, as Matt Elliott made sure of when his two goals won Leicester the League Cup.

But after O'Neill's departure, incoming manager Peter Taylor seemingly didn't hold Guppy in the same esteem, using him only as a squad player. It prompted O'Neill to sign Guppy for a third time, this time with SPL giants Celtic, where he won a championship medal.

He returned to Leicester under Micky Adams as the club looked to avoid the drop from the top-flight, but his performances made little impact as the Foxes succumbed to the drop. His stay was short this time, signing mid-season and then leaving for Leeds United in the summer after only penning a short-term deal with City.

His career brought a somewhat romantic return to former club Wycombe and Guppy also experienced 'soccer' Stateside, playing for DC United and also Rochester Rhinos, the latter as a player-coach.
Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotals
Games Date Opposition Competition
101.03.1997WimbledonPremier League
5014.04.1998SouthamptonPremier League
10001.05.1999SouthamptonPremier League
15014.10.2000Manchester UnitedPremier League


Games Date Opposition Competition
1 13.09.1997 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League
From Fee Date
 Port Vale £850,000 28.02.1997
 Celtic Free 15.01.2004
To Fee Date
 Celtic £350,000 02.08.2001
Released Free May 2004

Appearances

DateCompetitionVenueOppositionResultStartSubGoals
1 01.03.1997 Premier League A Wimbledon 3 - 1 leicester city
2 05.03.1997 Premier League H Aston Villa 1 - 0 leicester city
3 08.03.1997 Premier League A Coventry City 0 - 0 leicester city
4 15.03.1997 Premier League H Middlesbrough 1 - 3 leicester city
5 19.03.1997 Premier League H Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 leicester city
6 22.03.1997 Premier League A Southampton 2 - 2 leicester city
7 09.04.1997 Premier League A Everton 1 - 1 leicester city
8 12.04.1997 Premier League A Arsenal 0 - 2 leicester city
9 19.04.1997 Premier League A Chelsea 1 - 2 leicester city
10 23.04.1997 Premier League H West Ham United 0 - 1 leicester city
11 03.05.1997 Premier League H Manchester United 2 - 2 leicester city
12 07.05.1997 Premier League H Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 0 leicester city
13 11.05.1997 Premier League A Blackburn Rovers 4 - 2 leicester city
14 09.08.1997 Premier League H Aston Villa 1 - 0 leicester city
15 13.08.1997 Premier League A Liverpool 2 - 1 leicester city
16 23.08.1997 Premier League H Manchester United 0 - 0 leicester city
17 27.08.1997 Premier League H Arsenal 3 - 3 leicester city
18 30.08.1997 Premier League A Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1 leicester city
19 13.09.1997 Premier League H Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0 leicester city 1
20 16.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 1 A Atletico Madrid 1 - 2 leicester city
21 20.09.1997 Premier League A Leeds United 1 - 0 leicester city
22 24.09.1997 Premier League H Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 leicester city
23 27.09.1997 Premier League A Barnsley 2 - 0 leicester city
24 30.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 2 H Atletico Madrid 0 - 2 leicester city
25 06.10.1997 Premier League H Derby County 1 - 2 leicester city
26 14.10.1997 League Cup 3 A Grimsby Town 1 - 3 leicester city
27 18.10.1997 Premier League A Chelsea 0 - 1 leicester city
28 27.10.1997 Premier League H West Ham United 2 - 1 leicester city
29 01.11.1997 Premier League A Newcastle United 3 - 3 leicester city
30 10.11.1997 Premier League H Wimbledon 0 - 1 leicester city
31 22.11.1997 Premier League H Bolton Wanderers 0 - 0 leicester city
32 29.11.1997 Premier League A Coventry City 2 - 0 leicester city
33 13.12.1997 Premier League A Southampton 1 - 2 leicester city
34 20.12.1997 Premier League H Everton 0 - 1 leicester city
35 26.12.1997 Premier League A Arsenal 1 - 2 leicester city
36 28.12.1997 Premier League H Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 1 leicester city 1
37 03.01.1998 FA Cup 3 H Northampton Town 4 - 0 leicester city
38 10.01.1998 Premier League A Aston Villa 1 - 1 leicester city
39 17.01.1998 Premier League H Liverpool 0 - 0 leicester city
40 24.01.1998 FA Cup 4 A Crystal Palace 0 - 3 leicester city
41 31.01.1998 Premier League A Manchester United 1 - 0 leicester city
42 07.02.1998 Premier League H Leeds United 1 - 0 leicester city
43 14.02.1998 Premier League A Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 leicester city
44 21.02.1998 Premier League H Chelsea 2 - 0 leicester city
45 28.02.1998 Premier League A Blackburn Rovers 3 - 5 leicester city
46 14.03.1998 Premier League A Wimbledon 1 - 2 leicester city
47 28.03.1998 Premier League A Bolton Wanderers 0 - 2 leicester city
48 04.04.1998 Premier League H Coventry City 1 - 1 leicester city
49 11.04.1998 Premier League A Crystal Palace 3 - 0 leicester city
50 14.04.1998 Premier League H Southampton 3 - 3 leicester city
51 18.04.1998 Premier League A Everton 1 - 1 leicester city
52 26.04.1998 Premier League A Derby County 4 - 0 leicester city
53 29.04.1998 Premier League H Newcastle United 0 - 0 leicester city
54 02.05.1998 Premier League H Barnsley 1 - 0 leicester city
55 10.05.1998 Premier League A West Ham United 3 - 4 leicester city
56 15.08.1998 Premier League A Manchester United 2 - 2 leicester city
57 22.08.1998 Premier League H Everton 2 - 0 leicester city
58 29.08.1998 Premier League A Blackburn Rovers 0 - 1 leicester city
59 09.09.1998 Premier League H Middlesbrough 0 - 1 leicester city
60 12.09.1998 Premier League H Arsenal 1 - 1 leicester city
61 16.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 1 H Chesterfield 3 - 0 leicester city
62 19.09.1998 Premier League A Derby County 0 - 2 leicester city
63 22.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 2 A Chesterfield 3 - 1 leicester city
64 27.09.1998 Premier League H Wimbledon 1 - 1 leicester city
65 03.10.1998 Premier League A Leeds United 1 - 0 leicester city
66 19.10.1998 Premier League H Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 leicester city
67 24.10.1998 Premier League A Aston Villa 1 - 1 leicester city
68 27.10.1998 League Cup 3 A Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 leicester city
69 31.10.1998 Premier League H Liverpool 1 - 0 leicester city
70 07.11.1998 Premier League A Charlton Athletic 0 - 0 leicester city
71 11.11.1998 League Cup 4 H Leeds United 2 - 1 leicester city
72 14.11.1998 Premier League A West Ham United 2 - 3 leicester city
73 21.11.1998 Premier League H Chelsea 2 - 4 leicester city 1
74 28.11.1998 Premier League A Coventry City 1 - 1 leicester city
75 02.12.1998 League Cup 5 H Blackburn Rovers 1 - 0 leicester city
76 05.12.1998 Premier League H Southampton 2 - 0 leicester city
77 12.12.1998 Premier League H Nottingham Forest 3 - 1 leicester city 1
78 19.12.1998 Premier League A Newcastle United 0 - 1 leicester city
79 26.12.1998 Premier League A Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 0 leicester city
80 28.12.1998 Premier League H Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 leicester city
81 02.01.1999 FA Cup 3 H Birmingham City 4 - 2 leicester city 1
82 09.01.1999 Premier League A Everton 0 - 0 leicester city
83 16.01.1999 Premier League H Manchester United 2 - 6 leicester city
84 23.01.1999 FA Cup 4 H Coventry City 0 - 3 leicester city
85 26.01.1999 League Cup sf leg 1 A Sunderland 2 - 1 leicester city
86 30.01.1999 Premier League A Middlesbrough 0 - 0 leicester city
87 06.02.1999 Premier League H Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 2 leicester city
88 17.02.1999 League Cup sf leg 2 H Sunderland 1 - 1 leicester city
89 20.02.1999 Premier League A Arsenal 0 - 5 leicester city
90 01.03.1999 Premier League H Leeds United 1 - 2 leicester city
91 06.03.1999 Premier League A Wimbledon 1 - 0 leicester city 1
92 13.03.1999 Premier League H Charlton Athletic 1 - 1 leicester city
93 21.03.1999 League Cup f N Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 leicester city
94 03.04.1999 Premier League A Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 leicester city
95 06.04.1999 Premier League H Aston Villa 2 - 2 leicester city
96 10.04.1999 Premier League H West Ham United 0 - 0 leicester city
97 18.04.1999 Premier League A Chelsea 2 - 2 leicester city 1
98 21.04.1999 Premier League A Liverpool 1 - 0 leicester city
99 24.04.1999 Premier League H Coventry City 1 - 0 leicester city
100 01.05.1999 Premier League A Southampton 1 - 2 leicester city
101 05.05.1999 Premier League H Derby County 1 - 2 leicester city
102 08.05.1999 Premier League H Newcastle United 2 - 0 leicester city
103 16.05.1999 Premier League A Nottingham Forest 0 - 1 leicester city
104 07.08.1999 Premier League A Arsenal 1 - 2 leicester city
105 11.08.1999 Premier League H Coventry City 1 - 0 leicester city
106 14.08.1999 Premier League H Chelsea 2 - 2 leicester city
107 21.08.1999 Premier League A West Ham United 1 - 2 leicester city
108 24.08.1999 Premier League A Middlesbrough 3 - 0 leicester city
109 30.08.1999 Premier League H Watford 1 - 0 leicester city
110 11.09.1999 Premier League A Sunderland 0 - 2 leicester city
111 14.09.1999 League Cup 2 leg 1 A Crystal Palace 3 - 3 leicester city
112 18.09.1999 Premier League H Liverpool 2 - 2 leicester city
113 25.09.1999 Premier League H Aston Villa 3 - 1 leicester city
114 03.10.1999 Premier League A Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 2 leicester city
115 13.10.1999 League Cup 3 H Grimsby Town 2 - 0 leicester city
116 16.10.1999 Premier League H Southampton 2 - 1 leicester city 1
117 23.10.1999 Premier League A Bradford City 1 - 3 leicester city
118 30.10.1999 Premier League H Sheffield Wednesday 3 - 0 leicester city
119 06.11.1999 Premier League A Manchester United 0 - 2 leicester city
120 20.11.1999 Premier League H Wimbledon 2 - 1 leicester city
121 27.11.1999 Premier League A Coventry City 1 - 0 leicester city
122 04.12.1999 Premier League H Arsenal 0 - 3 leicester city
123 11.12.1999 FA Cup 3 A Hereford United 0 - 0 leicester city
124 15.01.2000 Premier League A Chelsea 1 - 1 leicester city
125 19.01.2000 FA Cup 4 rep H Arsenal 0 - 0 leicester city
126 25.01.2000 League Cup sf leg 1 A Aston Villa 0 - 0 leicester city
127 02.02.2000 League Cup sf leg 2 H Aston Villa 1 - 0 leicester city
128 27.02.2000 League Cup f N Tranmere Rovers 2 - 1 leicester city
129 05.03.2000 Premier League H Sunderland 5 - 2 leicester city
130 11.03.2000 Premier League A Wimbledon 1 - 2 leicester city
131 18.03.2000 Premier League H Manchester United 0 - 2 leicester city
132 26.03.2000 Premier League H Leeds United 2 - 1 leicester city 1
133 02.04.2000 Premier League A Derby County 0 - 3 leicester city
134 08.04.2000 Premier League H Everton 1 - 1 leicester city
135 15.04.2000 Premier League A Newcastle United 2 - 0 leicester city
136 19.04.2000 Premier League H Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 leicester city
137 29.04.2000 Premier League A Southampton 2 - 1 leicester city
138 03.05.2000 Premier League A Liverpool 2 - 0 leicester city
139 06.05.2000 Premier League H Bradford City 3 - 0 leicester city
140 14.05.2000 Premier League A Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 4 leicester city
141 23.08.2000 Premier League A West Ham United 1 - 0 leicester city
142 26.08.2000 Premier League A Bradford City 0 - 0 leicester city
143 06.09.2000 Premier League H Ipswich Town 2 - 1 leicester city
144 09.09.2000 Premier League H Southampton 1 - 0 leicester city
145 14.09.2000 UEFA Cup 1 leg 1 H Red Star Belgrade 1 - 1 leicester city
146 17.09.2000 Premier League A Chelsea 2 - 0 leicester city
147 24.09.2000 Premier League H Everton 1 - 1 leicester city
148 28.09.2000 UEFA Cup 1 leg 2 A Red Star Belgrade 1 - 3 leicester city
149 01.10.2000 Premier League A Sunderland 0 - 0 leicester city
150 14.10.2000 Premier League H Manchester United 0 - 3 leicester city
151 21.10.2000 Premier League A Liverpool 0 - 1 leicester city
152 28.10.2000 Premier League H Derby County 2 - 1 leicester city
153 01.11.2000 League Cup 3 H Crystal Palace 0 - 3 leicester city
154 10.12.2000 Premier League A Coventry City 0 - 1 leicester city
155 16.12.2000 Premier League H Charlton Athletic 3 - 1 leicester city
156 23.12.2000 Premier League H West Ham United 2 - 1 leicester city
157 26.12.2000 Premier League A Arsenal 1 - 6 leicester city
158 01.01.2001 Premier League H Bradford City 1 - 2 leicester city
159 06.01.2001 FA Cup 3 H York City 3 - 0 leicester city
160 14.01.2001 Premier League A Ipswich Town 0 - 2 leicester city
161 31.01.2001 Premier League A Southampton 0 - 1 leicester city
162 03.02.2001 Premier League H Chelsea 2 - 1 leicester city
163 10.02.2001 Premier League A Everton 1 - 2 leicester city
164 17.02.2001 FA Cup 5 H Bristol City 3 - 0 leicester city
165 24.02.2001 Premier League H Sunderland 2 - 0 leicester city
166 10.03.2001 FA Cup 6 H Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 2 leicester city
167 17.03.2001 Premier League A Manchester United 0 - 2 leicester city
168 04.04.2001 Premier League A Aston Villa 1 - 2 leicester city
169 07.04.2001 Premier League H Coventry City 1 - 3 leicester city
170 14.04.2001 Premier League H Manchester City 1 - 2 leicester city
171 16.04.2001 Premier League A Derby County 0 - 2 leicester city
172 21.04.2001 Premier League H Middlesbrough 0 - 3 leicester city
173 28.04.2001 Premier League A Newcastle United 0 - 1 leicester city
174 05.05.2001 Premier League H Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 2 leicester city 1
175 17.01.2004 Premier League A Middlesbrough 3 - 3 leicester city
176 31.01.2004 Premier League H Aston Villa 0 - 5 leicester city
177 07.02.2004 Premier League A Newcastle United 1 - 3 leicester city
178 10.02.2004 Premier League H Bolton Wanderers 1 - 1 leicester city
179 22.02.2004 Premier League A Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 4 leicester city
180 28.02.2004 Premier League H Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0 leicester city
181 20.03.2004 Premier League H Everton 1 - 1 leicester city
182 28.03.2004 Premier League H Liverpool 0 - 0 leicester city
183 05.04.2004 Premier League A Leeds United 2 - 3 leicester city
184 10.04.2004 Premier League H Fulham 0 - 2 leicester city
185 13.04.2004 Premier League A Manchester United 0 - 1 leicester city
186 17.04.2004 Premier League A Blackburn Rovers 0 - 1 leicester city
187 24.04.2004 Premier League H Manchester City 1 - 1 leicester city
188 01.05.2004 Premier League A Charlton Athletic 2 - 2 leicester city
189 08.05.2004 Premier League H Portsmouth 3 - 1 leicester city


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