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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
Signed by: Martin O'Neill, Micky Adams
Nationality: England
First game: Wimbledon, 01.03.1997
Last game: Portsmouth, 08.05.2004
Games: 189 (170 starts + 19 subs)
Goals: 10
  • 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 OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1996-97Premier League13---------13-
    1996_199_
    1997-98Premier League3722-1-2---422
    1997_199_
    1998-99Premier League384218-----485
    1998_199_
    1999-00Premier League3022-5-----372
    1999_199_
    2000-01Premier League2813-1-2---341
    2000_199_
    2003-04Premier League15---------15-
    2003_199_
    Total16199115-4---189 10
    _199_

    Appearances

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Port Vale £850,000 28.02.1997
    OUT  Celtic £350,000 02.08.2001
    IN  Celtic Free 15.01.2004
    OUT Released Free May 2004
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