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Steve Corica

Full name: Stephen Christopher Corica
Birthdate: 24.03.1973
Birthplace: Innisfail, Australia
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: Marconi Fairfield
Signed by: Mark McGhee
Nationality: Australia
First game: Sunderland, 12.08.1995
Last game: Portsmouth, 10.02.1996
Games: 18
Goals: 2
Player Profile

The midfielder arrived at Filbert Street in August 1995 after impressing on a pre-season tour of Germany, where he'd been on trial with Hannover. Corica had an EC passport thanks to his Italian ancestry but was born in Australia and started his career Down Under with Sydney club Fairfield.

The attacking midfielder made a perfect start to his City career when he scored a fine goal at Sunderland on his debut in August 1995. His progress was halted, however, when he suffered a broken ankle in a game against Port Vale and Corica's form was hit on his return to action.

His stay at City was brief, making eighteen starts in all competitions and scoring twice before he rejoined Mark McGhee at Wolves for a fee of between £1-1.5 million in February 1996. Ironically, a tribunal said Leicester must pay just £325,000 to his Australian club - making a tidy profit on just half a season spent at City.

His home debut for Wolves came in a 3-2 defeat against City but his career at Molineux was hit by further injury set-backs. After his move to Wolves his career took a twist, taking him to the J-League to play for Sanfrecce Hiroshima before returning to Oz to finish his career with Sydney FC after two years with Walsall.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1995-96Division One1622-------182
1995_274_
Total1622-------18 2
_274_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 12.08.1995 2 - 1 Sunderland (A) Division One 1
2 19.08.1995 2 - 3 Stoke City (H) Division One
3 26.08.1995 1 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division One
4 30.08.1995 4 - 2 Portsmouth (H) Division One
5 02.09.1995 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One
6 10.09.1995 1 - 0 Derby County (A) Division One
7 12.09.1995 2 - 0 Port Vale (A) Division One
8 02.12.1995 2 - 2 Barnsley (H) Division One
9 09.12.1995 1 - 2 Southend United (A) Division One
10 17.12.1995 3 - 2 Norwich City (H) Division One
11 23.12.1995 2 - 2 Grimsby Town (A) Division One
12 01.01.1996 1 - 1 Millwall (A) Division One 1
13 06.01.1996 0 - 0 Manchester City (H) FA Cup 3
14 13.01.1996 0 - 1 Stoke City (A) Division One
15 17.01.1996 0 - 5 Manchester City (A) FA Cup 3 rep
16 21.01.1996 0 - 0 Sunderland (H) Division One
17 03.02.1996 1 - 1 Luton Town (H) Division One
18 10.02.1996 1 - 2 Portsmouth (A) Division One

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Marconi Fairfield £100,000 11.08.1995
OUT  Wolverhampton Wanderers £1,100,000 16.02.1996
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