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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
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1995-96Division One1622-------182
    1995_274_
    Total1622-------18 2
    _274_

    Appearances

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