CCFPA member and former Sky Blue star of the eighties Steve Sedgley is 48 today! The Association speaks for all Sky Blues fans in sending him our very best wishes for a ‘Happy Birthday’.
Steve in the Sky Blue
A rare visitor to see us at the Ricoh, though he came as our match day guest back in 2012, Steve will have fond memories as a Sky Blue youngster of that fantastic 1987 F.A.Cup cup run of 1986-87 culminating in the momentous F.A. Cup final 3-2 extra time win over Tottenham Hotspur that May. Though he did not appear in the final (being on the bench), Steve was a young member of that victorious squad and made a couple of substitute appearances in the team’s earlier round wins at Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday.
Next season, of course, we will all be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the wonderful year for City and city. No doubt, Sedge will be looking forward to sharing the anniversary with many other members of that squad who still meet regularly, many of whom are CCFPA members – Dave Bennett is an Association committee member and club legend, Steve Ogrizovic is still at CCFC as their goalkeeping coach!
Born in Enfield on 26th May 1968, in fact, Steve started out as a Spurs schoolboy before signing for the Sky Blues on youth forms in October 1984, turning professional in May 1986 and soon made his mark as a hard-working and tenacious defensive midfielder. Whilst at Highfield Road Steve made a total of 103 first appearances scoring 5 goals and gained 10 out of his 11 Under 23 England caps.
Steve left City for White Hart Lane for £750,000 in July 1989. In a long association with Spurs (226 appearances and 11 goals) one highlight was another F.A.Cup winners medal (this time ‘fully fledged’) when Steve figured in the Spurs team that beat Forest 2-1 in the 1991 Final. Moving on to Ipswich Town for £1m in June 1994 Steve clocked up 125 appearances and 18 first team goals for the Tractor Boys and then did similar good service for Wolves with 122 appearances (9 goals) from July 1997 up to the end of 2000 when he was forced to retire through injury.
Since hanging up his boots Steve has managed Kingstonian and, being a qualified EUFA coach, has coached Luton Town’s youth team between 2005-07 as well as subsequently working at Spurs as part of their public relations team. Happy Birthday, Steve.