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Emile Heskey

Full name: Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey
Birthdate: 11.01.1978
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Striker
Joined from: Local
Nationality: England
First game: Queens Park Rangers, 08.03.1995
Last game: Sunderland, 05.03.2000
Games: 197 (184 starts + 13 subs)
Goals: 46
  • Player profile

    Heskey was one of City's modern stars, scoring 40 league goals in 143 starts for the club between 1995 and 2000 - when he left for a record £11m transfer fee and went on to split opinions whilst playing in the top-flight and at international level for England.

    A Leicester lad, Heskey rose through the club's youth ranks. He'd already bagged four England U16s Schools caps before City handed him a youth contract and his form kicked on from there. Such was his quality as a youth player that he thrown in at the first-team deep-end during an injury crisis in 1995, debuting at Queens Park Rangers and becoming the club's youngest Premier League player.

    It prompted the club to offer him a professional contract in time for the start of the following campaign, which he duly signed. He continued to play in the youth team at the start of that season but soon become a favourite of Martin O'Neill and he soon attracted the interest of the England U21s.

    Heskey was on a roll, and he shone in the top-flight with City following promotion. That first campaign in the Premier League actually brought about his best tally of goals for the club and his superb season saw him finish runner-up only to David Beckham in the Young Player of the Year awards.

    Heskey was a powerful, fast forward who could take his goals well but who also suffered plenty of inconsistencies in his game - something which frustrated the City faithful somewhat and was also present after his initial burst on to the scene. Still, he showed enough to be classed as one of the better top-flight strikers and he secured League Cup winners' medals with City, as well as securing international honours with England.

    His form attracted Liverpool and City parted with their talisman for £11 million. He scored 22 goals in the 2000-01 season and won medals aplenty with the Kop club, including the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. He was also a big part of Sven-Goran Eriksson's England side, and will probably be remembered most for scoring in that 5-1 thrashing of old foes Germany in Munich - as well as his 'DJ' celebration.

    Heskey didn't forget his Leicester roots and actually put some cash towards the Gary Lineker-led consortium that bought the club out of administration.

    Heskey's stay at Liverpool ended in May 2004, after four years on Merseyside, when he signed for Birmingham City. He recaptured his form following a move to Wigan Athletic and that brought about a move back to the Midlands, this time with Aston Villa.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1994-95Premier League1---------1-
    1994_239_
    1995-96Division One307--2---3-357
    1995_239_
    1996-97Premier League35103-92----4712
    1996_239_
    1997-98Premier League35102---2---3910
    1997_239_
    1998-99Premier League3062-83----409
    1998_239_
    1999-00Premier League2374-81----358
    1999_239_
    Total1544011-2762-3-197 46
    _239_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 08.03.1995 Premier League Queens Park Rangers (A) 0 - 2
    2 20.09.1995 League Cup 2 leg 1 Burnley (H) 2 - 0
    3 23.09.1995 Division One Southend United (H) 1 - 3
    4 30.09.1995 Division One Norwich City (A) 1 - 0 1
    5 03.10.1995 League Cup 2 leg 2 Burnley (A) 2 - 0
    6 07.10.1995 Division One Barnsley (A) 2 - 2
    7 14.10.1995 Division One Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 1
    8 21.11.1995 Division One Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 3
    9 26.11.1995 Division One Birmingham City (A) 2 - 2
    10 02.12.1995 Division One Barnsley (H) 2 - 2
    11 17.12.1995 Division One Norwich City (H) 3 - 2 1
    12 23.12.1995 Division One Grimsby Town (A) 2 - 2
    13 01.01.1996 Division One Millwall (A) 1 - 1
    14 21.01.1996 Division One Sunderland (H) 0 - 0
    15 03.02.1996 Division One Luton Town (H) 1 - 1
    16 17.02.1996 Division One Port Vale (H) 1 - 1
    17 21.02.1996 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 2 2
    18 24.02.1996 Division One Reading (A) 1 - 1
    19 28.02.1996 Division One Derby County (H) 0 - 0
    20 03.03.1996 Division One Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 4
    21 09.03.1996 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 1 2
    22 13.03.1996 Division One Ipswich Town (H) 0 - 2
    23 16.03.1996 Division One Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 3
    24 23.03.1996 Division One Millwall (H) 2 - 1
    25 30.03.1996 Division One Sheffield United (H) 0 - 2
    26 02.04.1996 Division One Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 0
    27 06.04.1996 Division One Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 0
    28 09.04.1996 Division One West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
    29 13.04.1996 Division One Tranmere Rovers (A) 1 - 1
    30 17.04.1996 Division One Oldham Athletic (H) 2 - 0
    31 20.04.1996 Division One Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1
    32 27.04.1996 Division One Birmingham City (H) 3 - 0 1
    33 05.05.1996 Division One Watford (A) 1 - 0
    34 12.05.1996 Division One sf leg 1 Stoke City (H) 0 - 0
    35 15.05.1996 Division One sf leg 2 Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
    36 27.05.1996 Division One f Crystal Palace (N) 2 - 1
    37 17.08.1996 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
    38 21.08.1996 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 1 2
    39 24.08.1996 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 2
    40 02.09.1996 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
    41 07.09.1996 Premier League Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 0
    42 15.09.1996 Premier League Liverpool (H) 0 - 3
    43 17.09.1996 League Cup 2 leg 1 Scarborough (A) 2 - 0
    44 22.09.1996 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
    45 25.09.1996 League Cup 2 leg 2 Scarborough (H) 2 - 1
    46 28.09.1996 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 0 1
    47 12.10.1996 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 3
    48 19.10.1996 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 1
    49 22.10.1996 League Cup 3 York City (A) 2 - 0
    50 26.10.1996 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 2 - 0 1
    51 02.11.1996 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 2
    52 16.11.1996 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 3 - 1
    53 23.11.1996 Premier League Everton (H) 1 - 2
    54 27.11.1996 League Cup 4 Manchester United (H) 2 - 0 1
    55 30.11.1996 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
    56 03.12.1996 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 0
    57 07.12.1996 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    58 21.12.1996 Premier League Coventry City (H) 0 - 2
    59 26.12.1996 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 1
    60 28.12.1996 Premier League Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 2 1
    61 11.01.1997 Premier League Leeds United (A) 0 - 3
    62 15.01.1997 FA Cup 3 Southend United (H) 2 - 0
    63 18.01.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 1 - 0 1
    64 21.01.1997 League Cup 5 Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 0
    65 25.01.1997 FA Cup 4 Norwich City (H) 2 - 1
    66 29.01.1997 Premier League Sunderland (H) 1 - 1
    67 02.02.1997 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 4 1
    68 18.02.1997 League Cup sf leg 1 Wimbledon (H) 0 - 0
    69 26.02.1997 FA Cup 5 rep Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    70 01.03.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 3 - 1
    71 05.03.1997 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    72 08.03.1997 Premier League Coventry City (A) 0 - 0
    73 11.03.1997 League Cup sf leg 2 Wimbledon (A) 1 - 1
    74 19.03.1997 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
    75 22.03.1997 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2 1
    76 06.04.1997 League Cup f Middlesbrough (N) 1 - 1 1
    77 09.04.1997 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 1
    78 16.04.1997 League Cup f rep Middlesbrough (N) 1 - 0
    79 19.04.1997 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 2
    80 23.04.1997 Premier League West Ham United (H) 0 - 1
    81 03.05.1997 Premier League Manchester United (H) 2 - 2
    82 07.05.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 0
    83 11.05.1997 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 4 - 2 2
    84 09.08.1997 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    85 13.08.1997 Premier League Liverpool (A) 2 - 1
    86 23.08.1997 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 0
    87 27.08.1997 Premier League Arsenal (H) 3 - 3 1
    88 30.08.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 1
    89 13.09.1997 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 3 - 0 1
    90 16.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 1 Atletico Madrid (A) 1 - 2
    91 20.09.1997 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
    92 24.09.1997 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    93 27.09.1997 Premier League Barnsley (A) 2 - 0
    94 30.09.1997 UEFA Cup 1 leg 2 Atletico Madrid (H) 0 - 2
    95 06.10.1997 Premier League Derby County (H) 1 - 2
    96 18.10.1997 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    97 27.10.1997 Premier League West Ham United (H) 2 - 1 1
    98 01.11.1997 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 3
    99 10.11.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 0 - 1
    100 13.12.1997 Premier League Southampton (A) 1 - 2
    101 20.12.1997 Premier League Everton (H) 0 - 1
    102 26.12.1997 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
    103 28.12.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 1
    104 03.01.1998 FA Cup 3 Northampton Town (H) 4 - 0
    105 10.01.1998 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
    106 17.01.1998 Premier League Liverpool (H) 0 - 0
    107 24.01.1998 FA Cup 4 Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 3
    108 31.01.1998 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 0
    109 07.02.1998 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 0
    110 14.02.1998 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 1 - 1
    111 21.02.1998 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 0 2
    112 28.02.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 3 - 5
    113 14.03.1998 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 1 - 2
    114 28.03.1998 Premier League Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 2
    115 04.04.1998 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 1
    116 11.04.1998 Premier League Crystal Palace (A) 3 - 0 2
    117 14.04.1998 Premier League Southampton (H) 3 - 3
    118 18.04.1998 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 1
    119 26.04.1998 Premier League Derby County (A) 4 - 0 2
    120 29.04.1998 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 0 - 0
    121 02.05.1998 Premier League Barnsley (H) 1 - 0
    122 10.05.1998 Premier League West Ham United (A) 3 - 4 1
    123 15.08.1998 Premier League Manchester United (A) 2 - 2 1
    124 22.08.1998 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 0
    125 29.08.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 1
    126 09.09.1998 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 1
    127 12.09.1998 Premier League Arsenal (H) 1 - 1 1
    128 16.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 1 Chesterfield (H) 3 - 0 2
    129 19.09.1998 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 2
    130 22.09.1998 League Cup 2 leg 2 Chesterfield (A) 3 - 1 1
    131 27.09.1998 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 1 - 1
    132 03.10.1998 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 0
    133 19.10.1998 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 1 1
    134 24.10.1998 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 1 - 1
    135 27.10.1998 League Cup 3 Charlton Athletic (A) 2 - 1
    136 31.10.1998 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 0
    137 07.11.1998 Premier League Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 0
    138 11.11.1998 League Cup 4 Leeds United (H) 2 - 1
    139 28.11.1998 Premier League Coventry City (A) 1 - 1 1
    140 02.12.1998 League Cup 5 Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    141 05.12.1998 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 0 1
    142 12.12.1998 Premier League Nottingham Forest (H) 3 - 1 1
    143 19.12.1998 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    144 26.12.1998 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 0
    145 28.12.1998 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    146 02.01.1999 FA Cup 3 Birmingham City (H) 4 - 2
    147 09.01.1999 Premier League Everton (A) 0 - 0
    148 23.01.1999 FA Cup 4 Coventry City (H) 0 - 3
    149 26.01.1999 League Cup sf leg 1 Sunderland (A) 2 - 1
    150 06.02.1999 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 2
    151 17.02.1999 League Cup sf leg 2 Sunderland (H) 1 - 1
    152 01.03.1999 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 2
    153 13.03.1999 Premier League Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 1
    154 21.03.1999 League Cup f Tottenham Hotspur (N) 0 - 1
    155 03.04.1999 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 0
    156 06.04.1999 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 2 - 2
    157 10.04.1999 Premier League West Ham United (H) 0 - 0
    158 18.04.1999 Premier League Chelsea (A) 2 - 2
    159 24.04.1999 Premier League Coventry City (H) 1 - 0
    160 01.05.1999 Premier League Southampton (A) 1 - 2
    161 05.05.1999 Premier League Derby County (H) 1 - 2
    162 16.05.1999 Premier League Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    163 07.08.1999 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 2
    164 14.08.1999 Premier League Chelsea (H) 2 - 2 1
    165 21.08.1999 Premier League West Ham United (A) 1 - 2 1
    166 24.08.1999 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 3 - 0 2
    167 30.08.1999 Premier League Watford (H) 1 - 0
    168 11.09.1999 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 2
    169 14.09.1999 League Cup 2 leg 1 Crystal Palace (A) 3 - 3
    170 18.09.1999 Premier League Liverpool (H) 2 - 2
    171 22.09.1999 League Cup 2 leg 2 Crystal Palace (H) 4 - 2
    172 25.09.1999 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 3 - 1
    173 03.10.1999 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3 - 2
    174 13.10.1999 League Cup 3 Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 0 1
    175 16.10.1999 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 1
    176 23.10.1999 Premier League Bradford City (A) 1 - 3
    177 30.10.1999 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 3 - 0
    178 06.11.1999 Premier League Manchester United (A) 0 - 2
    179 20.11.1999 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 2 - 1
    180 27.11.1999 Premier League Coventry City (A) 1 - 0 1
    181 04.12.1999 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 3
    182 11.12.1999 FA Cup 3 Hereford United (A) 0 - 0
    183 15.12.1999 League Cup 4 Leeds United (H) 0 - 0
    184 18.12.1999 Premier League Derby County (H) 0 - 1
    185 26.12.1999 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 2
    186 28.12.1999 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    187 09.01.2000 FA Cup 4 Arsenal (A) 0 - 0
    188 12.01.2000 League Cup 5 Fulham (H) 3 - 3
    189 15.01.2000 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
    190 19.01.2000 FA Cup 4 rep Arsenal (H) 0 - 0
    191 22.01.2000 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 3 1
    192 25.01.2000 League Cup sf leg 1 Aston Villa (A) 0 - 0
    193 30.01.2000 FA Cup 5 Chelsea (A) 1 - 2
    194 02.02.2000 League Cup sf leg 2 Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    195 12.02.2000 Premier League Watford (A) 1 - 1
    196 27.02.2000 League Cup f Tranmere Rovers (N) 2 - 1
    197 05.03.2000 Premier League Sunderland (H) 5 - 2 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN Local Youth 1987
    OUT  Liverpool £11,000,000 11.03.2000
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