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Encyclopedia > Steve Finnan
Steve Finnan
Personal information
Full name Stephen John Finnan
Date of birth April 24, 1976 (age 30)
Place of birth    Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Right Full Back, Right Winger
Club information
Current club Liverpool
Number 3
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1993–95
1995–96
1996
1996–98
1998–2003
2003–present
Welling United
Birmingham City
Notts County (loan)
Notts County
Fulham
Liverpool
041 (1)
015 (1)
017 (2)
080 (5)
173 (6)
116 (1)   
National team2
2000–present Republic of Ireland 045 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 11:05, 18 March 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19:37, 24 March 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) Image File history File links Finnan. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Welling United Football Club are an English football club, based in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley and playing in the Football Conference South Division for semi-professional teams. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are an English football team based in Fulham, London. ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ...

Stephen John Finnan (born 24 April 1976 in Limerick) is an Irish football player, who currently plays for Liverpool. He can play as a right back or a right winger. Finnan is rated as one of the most consistent right backs in the English Premiership and is well known for his attacking drive from the right. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Right Back is the debut album by Long Beach Dub Allstars, released September 28, 1999 through DreamWorks Records. ... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league and hockey. ...

Contents

Biography

Finnan was born in Southill area of Limerick city, but grew up in Chelmsford, England. He began his career with non-league Welling United, turning professional with Birmingham City in 1995, but, after only a handful of appearances, he was soon on his way to Notts County. Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Welling United Football Club are an English football club, based in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley and playing in the Football Conference South Division for semi-professional teams. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ...


After some strong showings for County in 1997-98, Fulham paid £600,000 for his services in November 1998. He became an instant regular at Craven Cottage and a fans' favourite. With Fulham he won the old Second Division championship in 1999 and then the First Division in 2001. Fulham Football Club (FFC) are an English football team based in Fulham, London. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ...


After an impressive first season in the Premiership, Finnan found himself courted by many of England's top clubs and, having helped Fulham qualify for the UEFA Intertoto Cup and been voted into the 2001-02 team of the year by his fellow professionals, he opted to join Liverpool in summer 2003 for a fee of €4.9m.


Finnan's first season at Anfield was disrupted by a succession of injuries. However, the campaign ended on a high as Liverpool clinched fourth place and a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot. The UEFA Champions League (formerly named but still often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


During the 2004-05 season with Liverpool, he established himself as the first choice right back and a firm fans' favourite. This successful season saw him play in the Carling Cup final which Liverpool lost 3-2 to Chelsea. Finnan also started in the UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan, which the team went on to win. Unfortunately he picked up an injury and was substituted at half time. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... The UEFA Champions League (formerly named but still often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan. ...


A Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Finnan stepped up to the senior side in 2000 against Greece, filling in for the injured Stephen Carr. Although he was raised in England Finnan is very proud of his Irish nationality and he has alluded to this fact in many interviews. Stephen Babeson Carr (born August 29, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland), is a footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League team Newcastle United and Republic of Ireland. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ...


He cemented his place in the Irish starting XI towards the end of qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, supplying the cross for Jason McAteer to score the only goal in the crucial 1-0 home win against the Netherlands in September 2001. He appeared in all four of Ireland's games in South Korea/Japan, but injury disrupted his participation in the unsuccessful attempt to reach the Euro 2004 finals. He was a regular choice in the 2006 World Cup qualification games. Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Jason McAteer (born on June 18, 1971 in Birkenhead, England) is an Irish international football player who plays for Tranmere. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for UEFA teams. ...


In December 2006, it was announced on the BBC1 program 'Final Score' that Steve Finnan is the only player to have played in every English football league (from the Premiership to the Conference), the Uefa Cup, the Champions League and the World Cup. It should be noted that he has also appeared in the FA Cup and the League Cup. Final Score is a BBC TV programme which runs on Saturday afternoons and is presented by Ray Stubbs. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of non-League football in England. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Champions League may refers to: UEFA Champions League - A major football (soccer) tournament contested by European teams. ... A world cup is a global sporting competition in which the participant entities - usually national teams or individuals representing their nation - compete for the title of world champion. ...


Outside football

Finnan was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in April 2005. He was involved in a collision in his black Range Rover which resulted in the death of a pensioner three weeks after the accident. The incident happened in the Tuebrook area of Liverpool on 27 January 2005. Finnan was bailed pending further inquiries, but the case against him was later dropped due to insufficient evidence. April 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Hamas and Islamic Jihad have declared, in principle, their intention to join the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). ... The Land Rover Range Rover is a four-wheel drive / luxury SUV produced by Ford owned Land Rover, and first introduced in 1970. ... Tuebrook is an area of inner-city Liverpool, England. ... Liverpool skyline. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Statistics

Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League1 FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Liverpool 2006-07 12 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 17 0
2005-06 33 0 6 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 52 0
2004-05 33 1 0 0 5 0 14 0 0 0 52 1
2003-04 22 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 31 0
Fulham 2002-03 32 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 41 0
2001-02 38 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
2000-01 45 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 48 2
1999-00 35 3 4 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 45 4
1998-99 22 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 2
Notts County 1998-99 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1997-98 44 5 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 51 6
1996-97 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Birmingham City 1996-97 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Notts County (On Loan) 1995-96 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 20 3
Birmingham City 1995-96 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 19 1
Welling United 1994-95 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
1993-94 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Total 415 17 33 2 25 0 39 0 9 1 521 20
1Includes Premiership, The Football League and Nationwide Conference.

Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Liverpool Football Club are a British football club, and one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are an English football team based in Fulham, London. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham. ... Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England and is the oldest professional football team in the world. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham. ... Welling United Football Club are an English football club, based in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley and playing in the Football Conference South Division for semi-professional teams. ...

Career Honours

Notts County
Fulham
Liverpool

From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. ... The UEFA Champions League (formerly named but still often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... Gary MacAllister with the Charity Shield after Leeds Uniteds win in 1992 The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Statistics including both Intercontinental Cup (until 2004) and FIFA Club World Championship (2000 and 2005 on, to be renamed FIFA Club World Cup in 2006). ...

External links

  • Steve Finnan's career stats at Soccerbase
  • Profile at liverpoolfc.tv
  • Profile at BBCSport
  • Reds Star Finnan Arrested
  • Finnan avoids prosecution
Republic of Ireland squad - 2002 FIFA World Cup

1 Given | 2 Finnan | 3 Harte | 4 Cunningham | 5 Staunton | 6 Roy Keane | 7 McAteer | 8 Holland | 9 Duff | 10 Robbie Keane | 11 Kilbane | 12 Kinsella | 13 Connolly | 14 Breen | 15 Dunne | 16 Kiely | 17 Quinn | 18 G. Kelly | 19 Morrison | 20 O'Brien | 21 Reid | 22 Carsley | 23 A. Kelly | Coach: McCarthy Soccerbase is a web-based database of football-related data. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... First international Italy 3 - 0 Ireland (FAI) (Turin, Italy; 21 March 1926) Biggest win Republic of Ireland 8 - 0 Malta (Dublin, Republic of Ireland; 16 November 1983) Biggest defeat Brazil 7 - 0 Republic of Ireland (Uberlândia, Brazil; 27 May 1982) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1990) Best result... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland_(bordered). ... Seamus Shay Given (born 20 April 1976 in Lifford, County Donegal) is an Irish football goalkeeper who currently plays for Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland, and is regarded as one of the finest and most reliable custodians in the game today. ... Ian Harte (born August 31, 1977 in Drogheda) is an international footballer for the Republic of Ireland national football team currently playing for Levante UD. Harte joined Leeds United from Irish club Home Farm in 1995. ... Kenny Cunningham (born June 28, 1971 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish footballer currently looking for a new club after his contract expired with relegated Birmingham City in May 2006, where he was highly respected by the fans and coaching staff for being a very competent defender and... Stephen Staunton (born 19 January 1969 in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland) was a professional footballer who enjoyed a distinguished career with Liverpool and Aston Villa, he also became the Republic of Irelands most capped player. ... Roy Maurice Keane (born on 10 August 1971 Cork, Ireland) is the manager of Sunderland in Englands Football League Championship league. ... Jason McAteer (born on June 18, 1971 in Birkenhead, England) is an Irish international football player who plays for Tranmere. ... Matthew Holland (born April 11, 1974 in Bury, England) is a professional footballer currently playing for Charlton Athletic in the English Premier League. ... Damien Anthony Duff (born March 2, 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish footballer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kevin Kilbane (born February 1, 1977 in Preston, England) is an Irish footballer who plays a left-sided midfielder for Wigan Athletic in the FA Premier League. ... Mark Kinsella (born 12 August 1972) is an Irish professional football player and coach. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gary Breen (born December 12, 1973 in Maidstone), is an Irish footballer. ... Richard Dunne (born September 21, 1979 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays in the English Premier League as a defender for Manchester City. ... Dean Kiely (born October 10, 1970 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is an Irish goalkeeper who currently plays for Luton Town on loan from Portsmouth. ... Niall John Quinn (Irish: ) (Honorary) MBE (b. ... Gary Kelly (born 9 July 1974 in Drogheda) is an Irish professional footballer currently playing for Leeds United in the Football League Championship. ... Clinton Morrison (born May 14, 1979 in Wandsworth, London, U.K.) is an Irish footballer of Jamaican & Trinidadian descent who currently plays for Crystal Palace F.C.. Morrison, a centre forward, also plays his international football for Ireland due to his grandmother being born in Dublin. ... Andrew Andy OBrien, (born June 26, 1979 in Harrogate, England), is an Irish football player. ... Steven Reid (born March 10, 1981 in Kingston, Greater London) is an Irish football player who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers and the Republic of Ireland, primarily as a midfielder. ... Lee Carsley (born February 28, 1974 in Birmingham, England) is a professional football player for Everton, and who represents the Republic of Ireland internationally (his grandmother is from Dunmanway, Co. ... Alan Kelly (born. ... Michael Joseph McCarthy (born 7 February 1959) is a former professional football player who moved into club management with Millwall, the Republic of Ireland, Sunderland, and currently Wolverhampton Wanderers. ...

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Finnan is rated as one of the most consistent right backs in the English Premiership and is well known for his attacking drive from the right.
Finnan was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in April 2005.
Finnan was bailed pending further inquiries, but the case against him was later dropped due to insufficient evidence.
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