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Stephen McBride

Name: Stephen D. McBride
Born: 2 May 1964, Lurgan
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 12.06 st
Position: Forward / Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 4 Full Caps (1990-1991), 1 Under-23 Cap / 1 Goal (1990); Irish League: 2 Caps (1990).
Club Honours: (with Linfield Swifts) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1983/84; (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1987/88, 1990/91, 1995/96; Irish League Cup Winner 1989/90; Floodlit Cup Winner 1988/89; Gold Cup Winner 1990/91; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1990/91, 1995/96; Mid-Ulster Cup Winner 1985/86, 1988/89, 1990/91; (with Linfield) Irish League Cup Winner 1996/97; Gold Cup Winner 1996/97.
Awards: Ulster Footballer of the Year 1991; NI Football Writers’ Player of the Year 1991; NI PFA Player of the Year 1991; Sunday Life Irish League Top Scorer 1991, 1992.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Europe
Other

Linfield
82/83-83/84
1978
Youth
6 (0)/  5
1(0)/0

0(1)/  0

Motherwell
83/84-84/85
Feb-84
£15k
0 (3)/  0
0(1)/0



Linfield
84/85-85/86
1984
-
0 (0)/  0


6(5)/  0

Glenavon
85/86-95/96
Oct-85
-
249(11)/123

10(0)/2
194(-)/128
*
Linfield
96/97-97/98
Jul-96
£20k
33 (0)/  8




Bangor
98/99
May-98
-
3 (0)/  1


1(2)/  2

Crusaders
98/99
Nov-98
-
4 (5)/  0
2(6)/0



TOTALS

£35k
295(19)/137
3(7)/0
10(0)/2
201(8)/130

* includes all Irish Cup, Gold Cup, Ulster Cup, League Cup, Floodlit Cup and Mid-Ulster Cup games

Goals by Season:
Linfield
82/83 0 goals
83/84 5 (5 League)
Motherwell
83/84 0
Linfield
84/85 0
Glenavon
85/86 6 (3 League)
86/87 10 (7 League)
87/88 10 (4 League)
88/89 13 (5 League)
89/90 25 (12 League)
90/91 49 (22 League)
91/92 38 (18 League)
92/93 5 (4 League)
93/94 36 (22 League)
94/95 31 (17 League)
95/96 30 (9 League)
Linfield
96/97 12 (7 League)
97/98 1 (1 League)
Bangor (player-manager)
98/99 3 (1 League)
Crusaders
98/99 0

Biography:
A boyhood Linfield fan, Stephen McBride came through the ranks at Windsor Park and made a big splash while still a teenager. In February 1984 he earned a move to Motherwell and quickly made his debut against Rangers at Ibrox. His stay in Scotland was however brief and he was back at Linfield before the year was out. It wasn't until a move to his hometown club, Glenavon, that McBride was back on form.

In over a decade at Mourneview, McBride established himself as one of the most feared goalscorers in the local game and collected a raft of honours, though the biggest medals eluded him. He was a three time Irish Cup runner-up, but missed the 1992 Irish Cup final win through injury. 

McBride did collect the representatove honours, featuring in the Irish League's 1990 Centenary matches against the Leagie of Ireland at the Oval and Manchester United at Windsor Park. A goalscoring performance for Northern Ireland's Under-23 team against the Republic of Ireland at Shamrock Park saw him promoted to the senior international panel. He made his debut as a 72nd minute substitute for Colin O'Neill against Denmark and made two further appearances from the bench before enjoying a full 90 minutes against the Danes 13 months after his debut. Although that was his final cap, McBride remained in international consideration, being involved in Bryan Hamilton's earliest squads.

In July 1996 the 32 year-old McBride made a big money back to Linfield. Although he marked his third debut with a goal in an 8-2 win over Tobermore and collected further League Cup and Gold Cup winner's medals, McBride's Linfield return didn't really live up to expectations and in May 1998 he joined Bangor.

Stephen McBride was appointed manager at Glenavon in June 2008 having previously been coach at the club. In January 2009, with the club bottom of the IFA Premiership, he was sacked along with Director of Football Alan Fraser. He later acted as assistant manager to Fraser at Rathfriland Rangers during the 2012/13 season. He rejoined the Glenavon coaching staff in the summer of 2015, but left after only a few months due to work commitments.

More to follow.

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
17-10-1990 Denmark........ H D 1-1 ECQ sub
06-02-1991 Poland......... H W 3-1 FR. sub
11-09-1991 Faroe Islands.. A W 5-0 ECQ sub
13-11-1991 Denmark........ A L 1-2 ECQ

Summary: 1(3)/0. Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
15-05-1990 Rep. of Ireland H L 2-3 FR 1 goal

Summary: 1/1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Irish League Representative Appearances:
07-05-1990 League of Ireland H L 0-1 sub
11-08-1990 Manchester United H L 0-3 sub


Summary: 0(2)/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

Stats by Marshall Gillespie (@NIStats)

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