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Real Name: Steven Christopher Whitehall
Normal Position: Forward
Born: 08/12/1966 (Bromborough)

Steve WhitehallAnother person to play for the club and move on to better things is STEVE WHITEHALL but Steve returned to become the club\'s physio. When talk turns to transfer fee\'s received by Southport over the years, until recently the record was the fee that Rochdale paid for Steve Whitehall in 1991.
It was an initial investment of £25,000 that enticed the forward away from Haig Avenue. Desperate for his chance to prove himself in the football league, he almost signed for former \'Port manager Harry McNally at Chester City before moving to Spotland. Having spoken to them on two separate occasions, Chester struggled to raise the transfer fee required and Rochdale manager Dave Sutton swooped.
\"If I\'m honest I didn\'t have a preference who I signed for; all I wanted was the chance to become a professional footballer and Rochdale gave me this chance, it was as simple as that.\"
In an interview conducted by Rochdale fanzine \"The Voice of Spotland\" Whitehall confirmed that he actually took a drop in salary to become a professional, giving up the lucrative combination of a job in the Civil Service and life as a semi-pro footballer. \"I had a really good job in the Civil Service at the time and playing part-time for Southport supplemented my income. It all added up very well, but my contract at Rochdale fell short of this and meant I actually took a drop in salary to sign for the club. As you\'d expect this was a bit of a blow, but such was the chance I was being given I couldn\'t refuse it. You never knew what could happen years down the line and I didn\'t give it a second thought.
\"At the end of the day I knew I had a good education I could fall back on if things didn\'t work out. As we all know now this never happened, but it was a chance I had to take and I\'m glad I did it.\"
Finishing as top scorer during every season he spent at Spotland, Whitehall became a Rochdale legend. Despite this a number of managerial changes and a switch from flowing attacking football to a more defensive style under Graham Barrow had unsettled him and he left in 1997 to join Mansfield, leaving as the third highest scorer in their history with a tally of 92 goals.
In the 48 games he went on to play for the Stags he scored 26 goals, including the obligatory goal in a 3-0 win over Graham Barrow�s new-look Rochdale side.
After a season he joined Oldham Athletic in a �45,000 transfer, but his spell with the Latics was plagued by injury and he had to look elsewhere for first team opportunities.
9 Years after they first held talks, he joined Chester City in September 2000, initially on loan for a month before making the switch more permanent on a free transfer. He saw out the season with Chester and was a hit with the fans but Steve Burr tempted Whitehall to join Nuneaton Borough for the start of the 2001 season.
By November however Whitehall had returned to his roots once again signing for Southport.
The 2002-2003 season had its ups and downs for Whitehall. Instrumental in the club\'s FA Cup success, laying on all four goals in the defeat of Notts County in front of the Match of the Day cameras, the season ended on a sour note as the Sandgrounders were relegated to the Unibond league after 10 years in Non-Leagues top flight. Under Mike Walsh, a rebuilding exercise began and the then 36 year old striker wasn\'t part of his plans, joining Roly Howard\'s Marine side where he saw out his playing career.
Mindful of his career after his playing days were over he had become a fully qualified physiotherapist and joined Northwich Victoria as part of their backroom staff. Tempted however by the prospect of running his own physio clinic as part of the new full-time set up at Southport, he joined the Sandgrounders for a third time.
Following the sacking of Paul Cook in January 2007, Whitehall took over in a joint caretaker manager capacity with senior player Dino Maamria for a number of games before the appointment of Peter Davenport. Reverting back to full-time physio he remained at the club until January 2008 before deciding to pursue a career in the mainstream medical profession.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3


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Season Date From To Value
2001/2002 NUNEATON BOROUGH Southport
2002/2003 Southport MARINE Released



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1989/1990 31110
1990/1991 39210
2001/2002 1926
2002/2003 10169
Total 99 21 35


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
25/02/2003 FA Trophy / 5RH GLOUCESTER CITY 1 - 3
22/02/2003 FA Trophy / 5A GLOUCESTER CITY 1 - 1
11/02/2003 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2A PRESCOT CABLES 3 - 1
08/02/2003 League / ConferenceH GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 1 - 1
04/02/2003 FA Trophy / 4H DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2 - 2
01/02/2003 FA Trophy / 4A DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 0
18/01/2003 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 2
14/01/2003 FA Trophy / 3A LEEK TOWN 2 - 1
01/01/2003 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 2 - 3
28/12/2002 League / ConferenceH SCARBOROUGH 1 - 1
26/12/2002 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 0 - 3
21/12/2002 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 1 - 1
17/12/2002 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H GREAT HARWOOD 4 - 1
14/12/2002 League / ConferenceA FARNBOROUGH TOWN 1 - 2
07/12/2002 FA Cup / 2H FARNBOROUGH TOWN 0 - 3
30/11/2002 League / ConferenceH CHESTER CITY 1 - 3
23/11/2002 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 1
16/11/2002 FA Cup / 1H NOTTS COUNTY 4 - 2
09/11/2002 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 0
02/11/2002 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 2
26/10/2002 FA Cup / 4QH BRIDLINGTON TOWN 4 - 1
22/10/2002 Football League Cup / 1H LEIGH RMI 3 - 4
19/10/2002 League / ConferenceA MARGATE 0 - 1
12/10/2002 League / ConferenceH WOKING 5 - 1
08/10/2002 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 1
14/09/2002 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 0 - 2
07/09/2002 League / ConferenceH FARNBOROUGH TOWN 0 - 0
03/09/2002 League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 4 - 2
31/08/2002 League / ConferenceA GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET 3 - 1
26/08/2002 League / ConferenceH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 0
24/08/2002 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 2 - 0
20/08/2002 League / ConferenceA SCARBOROUGH 2 - 2
17/08/2002 League / ConferenceH NUNEATON BOROUGH 1 - 0
27/04/2002 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 5 - 1
23/04/2002 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 0
20/04/2002 League / ConferenceA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
16/04/2002 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH EVERTON 1 - 3
13/04/2002 League / ConferenceH HAYES 2 - 3
10/04/2002 League / ConferenceA SCARBOROUGH 0 - 2
01/04/2002 League / ConferenceH BOSTON UNITED 2 - 3
09/03/2002 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 3
02/03/2002 League / ConferenceH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 3 - 1
16/02/2002 League / ConferenceH WOKING 2 - 0
26/01/2002 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
16/01/2002 FA Trophy / 3RA GRESLEY ROVERS 0 - 1
12/01/2002 FA Trophy / 3H GRESLEY ROVERS 1 - 1
08/01/2002 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H LANCASTER CITY 2 - 1
05/01/2002 League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 5 - 0
29/12/2001 League / ConferenceA FARNBOROUGH TOWN 1 - 0
26/12/2001 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
15/12/2001 League / ConferenceA CHESTER CITY 2 - 0
08/12/2001 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
01/12/2001 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2 - 2
24/11/2001 League / ConferenceA HAYES 0 - 1
17/11/2001 FA Cup / 1A DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 1
09/11/2001 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0
03/11/2001 League / ConferenceA BOSTON UNITED 0 - 0
04/05/1991 LeagueA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 2
02/05/1991 President's Inter League / FinalN DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 3
30/04/1991 LeagueH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 0
27/04/1991 LeagueA SHEPSHED CHARTER 2 - 2
24/04/1991 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalN MARINE 4 - 0
20/04/1991 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 3 - 1
18/04/1991 President's Inter League / SFH WITTON ALBION 4 - 1
16/04/1991 Northern Premier League Cup / FinalN BUXTON 4 - 1
13/04/1991 LeagueH BUXTON 3 - 1
09/04/1991 LeagueA BUXTON 0 - 0
06/04/1991 LeagueH DROYLSDEN 0 - 2
03/04/1991 President's Cup / SF2LH FLEETWOOD TOWN 1 - 1
01/04/1991 LeagueH MARINE 0 - 0
30/03/1991 LeagueA CHORLEY 2 - 1
26/03/1991 Northern Premier League Cup / SF2LA BANGOR CITY 1 - 0
23/03/1991 LeagueH MOSSLEY 4 - 0
21/03/1991 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH BURSCOUGH 3 - 1
18/03/1991 President's Cup / SF1LA FLEETWOOD TOWN 1 - 2
16/03/1991 LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 4 - 1
12/03/1991 Northern Premier League Cup / SF1LH BANGOR CITY 4 - 1
09/03/1991 President's Inter League / QFH MATLOCK TOWN 3 - 1
05/03/1991 President's Cup / 2RH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
02/03/1991 LeagueH WITTON ALBION 0 - 2
26/02/1991 Northern Premier League Cup / 4A WITTON ALBION 3 - 0
02/02/1991 LeagueA BANGOR CITY 1 - 2
29/01/1991 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H SKELMERSDALE UNITED 0 - 1
26/01/1991 LeagueH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 1 - 0
22/01/1991 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H SKELMERSDALE UNITED 2 - 2
19/01/1991 Northern Premier League Cup / 3RA HORWICH RMI 2 - 0
12/01/1991 LeagueH SHEPSHED CHARTER 3 - 1
05/01/1991 LeagueA BISHOP AUCKLAND 4 - 3
01/01/1991 LeagueA HORWICH RMI 2 - 2
29/12/1990 LeagueH MORECAMBE 0 - 0
26/12/1990 LeagueA MARINE 3 - 2
15/12/1990 Northern Premier League Cup / 3H HORWICH RMI 3 - 3
04/12/1990 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H FLEETWOOD TOWN 2 - 1
01/12/1990 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 0 - 0
28/11/1990 President's Inter League / 3H HYDE UNITED 2 - 1
24/11/1990 LeagueH FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 0 - 1
20/11/1990 LeagueH FLEETWOOD TOWN 2 - 1
17/11/1990 Northern Premier League Cup / 2A FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 1
13/11/1990 LeagueH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 3 - 4
10/11/1990 LeagueA GOOLE TOWN 1 - 0
06/11/1990 President's Inter League / 2H CHORLEY 2 - 0
03/11/1990 LeagueA HYDE UNITED 3 - 1
30/10/1990 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1RH SKELMERSDALE UNITED 4 - 1
27/10/1990 LeagueH LEEK TOWN 1 - 0
23/10/1990 LeagueA WITTON ALBION 1 - 2
20/10/1990 LeagueH GOOLE TOWN 3 - 3
16/10/1990 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H SKELMERSDALE UNITED 0 - 0
13/10/1990 LeagueH BISHOP AUCKLAND 3 - 1
06/10/1990 President's Cup / 2A ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
02/10/1990 LeagueH CHORLEY 2 - 1
29/09/1990 FA Cup / 2QA BOOTLE 0 - 2
25/09/1990 LeagueH BANGOR CITY 3 - 2
22/09/1990 FA Trophy / 1QA EMLEY 1 - 2
18/09/1990 LeagueA MOSSLEY 2 - 2
15/09/1990 FA Cup / 1QA ARMTHORPE WELFARE 2 - 1
08/09/1990 President's Cup / 1A EMLEY 2 - 1
04/09/1990 LeagueA MORECAMBE 1 - 2
01/09/1990 LeagueH HYDE UNITED 1 - 1
27/08/1990 LeagueH HORWICH RMI 2 - 0
25/08/1990 LeagueA DROYLSDEN 2 - 2
21/08/1990 LeagueA FLEETWOOD TOWN 0 - 0
18/08/1990 LeagueH MATLOCK TOWN 1 - 0
05/05/1990 LeagueA RHYL 1 - 1
28/04/1990 LeagueH BISHOP AUCKLAND 2 - 1
21/04/1990 LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 3
16/04/1990 LeagueH MARINE 1 - 0
14/04/1990 LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 1
03/04/1990 LeagueH RHYL 1 - 0
31/03/1990 LeagueH CAERNARFON TOWN 4 - 0
28/03/1990 LeagueA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
24/03/1990 LeagueH FLEETWOOD TOWN 0 - 0
17/03/1990 LeagueA BISHOP AUCKLAND 1 - 1
10/03/1990 LeagueA MOSSLEY 1 - 3
03/03/1990 LeagueH HYDE UNITED 0 - 0
24/02/1990 LeagueA HYDE UNITED 1 - 0
17/02/1990 LeagueH FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 0
10/02/1990 LeagueH WITTON ALBION 0 - 0
06/02/1990 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2A MARINE 0 - 2
03/02/1990 LeagueA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 1
30/01/1990 Northern Premier League Cup / 3A BANGOR CITY 0 - 1
27/01/1990 LeagueH SHEPSHED CHARTER 2 - 0
20/01/1990 LeagueA CAERNARFON TOWN 1 - 0
13/01/1990 LeagueA GOOLE TOWN 1 - 0
06/01/1990 LeagueH MATLOCK TOWN 1 - 1
01/01/1990 LeagueA HORWICH RMI 4 - 5
30/12/1989 LeagueH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 2 - 0
26/12/1989 LeagueA FLEETWOOD TOWN 1 - 1
16/12/1989 Northern Premier League Cup / 2A MARINE 2 - 0
09/12/1989 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1A CLITHEROE 1 - 2
05/12/1989 LeagueA BANGOR CITY 2 - 2
02/12/1989 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 1
25/11/1989 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 2
21/11/1989 LeagueA MARINE 3 - 1
18/11/1989 LeagueA WITTON ALBION 0 - 5
14/11/1989 LeagueH BANGOR CITY 1 - 1
11/11/1989 LeagueA BUXTON 1 - 0
04/11/1989 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 2 - 1
31/10/1989 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H FORMBY 5 - 2
24/10/1989 LeagueH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/10/2002FA Cup / 4QH BRIDLINGTON TOWN 4 - 1
22/10/2002Football League Cup / 1H LEIGH RMI 3 - 4
12/10/2002League / ConferenceH WOKING 5 - 1
17/08/2002League / ConferenceH NUNEATON BOROUGH 1 - 0
05/01/2002League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 5 - 0
15/12/2001League / ConferenceA CHESTER CITY 2 - 0
08/12/2001League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
01/12/2001League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 2 - 2
09/11/2001League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0
02/05/1991President's Inter League / FinalN DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 3
18/04/1991President's Inter League / SFH WITTON ALBION 4 - 1
16/04/1991Northern Premier League Cup / FinalN BUXTON 4 - 1
30/03/1991LeagueA CHORLEY 2 - 1
26/03/1991Northern Premier League Cup / SF2LA BANGOR CITY 1 - 0
23/03/1991LeagueH MOSSLEY 4 - 0
21/03/1991Liverpool Senior Cup / SFH BURSCOUGH 3 - 1
16/03/1991LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 4 - 1
12/03/1991Northern Premier League Cup / SF1LH BANGOR CITY 4 - 1
09/03/1991President's Inter League / QFH MATLOCK TOWN 3 - 1
05/03/1991President's Cup / 2RH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
22/01/1991Lancashire Junior Cup / 2H SKELMERSDALE UNITED 2 - 2
12/01/1991LeagueH SHEPSHED CHARTER 3 - 1
15/12/1990Northern Premier League Cup / 3H HORWICH RMI 3 - 3
28/11/1990President's Inter League / 3H HYDE UNITED 2 - 1
17/11/1990Northern Premier League Cup / 2A FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 1
06/11/1990President's Inter League / 2H CHORLEY 2 - 0
30/10/1990Liverpool Senior Cup / 1RH SKELMERSDALE UNITED 4 - 1
27/10/1990LeagueH LEEK TOWN 1 - 0
23/10/1990LeagueA WITTON ALBION 1 - 2
13/10/1990LeagueH BISHOP AUCKLAND 3 - 1
18/09/1990LeagueA MOSSLEY 2 - 2
01/09/1990LeagueH HYDE UNITED 1 - 1
21/04/1990LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 3
31/03/1990LeagueH CAERNARFON TOWN 4 - 0
10/03/1990LeagueA MOSSLEY 1 - 3
17/02/1990LeagueH FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 0
16/12/1989Northern Premier League Cup / 2A MARINE 2 - 0
05/12/1989LeagueA BANGOR CITY 2 - 2
21/11/1989LeagueA MARINE 3 - 1
11/11/1989LeagueA BUXTON 1 - 0

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