Steve Sherwood

Steve Sherwood
Personal information
Full name Stephen Sherwood
Date of birth (1953-12-10) 10 December 1953
Place of birth Selby, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1976 Chelsea 16 (0)
1973Millwall (loan) 1 (0)
1974Brentford (loan) 16 (0)
1974–1975Brentford (loan) 46 (0)
1976Hartford Bicentennials (loan) 13 (0)
1976–1987 Watford 211 (1)
1987–1992 Grimsby Town 183 (0)
1993 Northampton Town 16 (0)
1994–1995 Lincoln City 7 (0)
1995–1997 Gateshead 64 (0)
1997–1998 Gainsborough Trinity
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephen "Steve" Sherwood (born 10 December 1953 in Selby, England) is a former footballer who played as a goalkeeper, best remembered for his time at Watford, Chelsea and Grimsby Town.


He played for the Watford for 11 years, making 211 league appearances[1] during Watford's most successful years under Graham Taylor and was in goal for the team when they lost 2-0 to Everton in the 1984 FA Cup Final. He is one of the few goalkeepers to score a goal, against Coventry in 1984. His opposite number that day was Raddy Avramovic.

He started his career at Chelsea, breaking into the first team and making just 16 appearances between 1971 and 1976. At the end of the second of two loan spells with Brentford, he became the first ever loan player to go through a season as an ever-present in league matches, playing 46 matches in 1974–75, a season in which he was also voted the club's Supporters' Player of the Year.[2] After Watford he played for Grimsby Town and Northampton Town and made an exit from league football in 1994 at the age of 40, moving on to Gateshead before retiring in 1998 with Gainsborough Trinity.

Personal life

His older brother is John Sherwood, a bronze medalist for hurdles at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He is now in the business of office-management in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.



  2. 1 2 White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 297. ISBN 0951526200.

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