Trevor Steven was a player like many others throughout
Burnley's history, wasmpicked up at a young age, and
brought into the Clarets Academy, blossomed and became a
successful player, with one difference, all of his success
would be played out away from Turf Moor.
The young Trevor Steven was brought up in a Rugby playing school in
Berwick, but was soon on his way to Gawthorpe as an apprentice,
and within a year, he had made his Burnley debut in April 1981.
It was to be in his next season, that Trevor Steven would make his full
debut, but by then, his brilliance was known to a large number of
Clarets fans, and with his help Burnley won the Third Division
Championship, but that was followed by relegation the season after.
His great vision and pinpoint crossing ability was to start attracting
the scouts from a number of First Division teams, and in the summer
of 1983, Everton moved in with a £325,000 bid which saw him move
to Goodison Park.
That season Everton won the FA Cup, with Trevor Steven playing in
the final, and setting up Andy Gray's controvesial winner. During his
first season at Everton he failed to hold down a regular place in the
Everton side, but it wasn't long until he was a perminant fixture in the
In 1984/85 Everton won the English First Division, and the European
Cup Winners Cup, and Trevor Steven played a full part, playing in
both the Semi and Final wins of the Cup Winners Cup. That season
also provided Trevor Steven with his first England cap, when he
played against Northern Ireland in Belfast.
In 1985/86 he suffered double heart break as Everton lost both their
League title and the FA Cup Final to local neighbours, Liverpool. His
England career continued, as he was to represent his country at the
1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Upon his return to domestic football, Everton continued to be a
dominance force, with Trevor Steven playing an important role, as
they regained the League title. He also played for England throughout
the qualification rounds and main tournement of the European
Championship of 1988.
In 1989 he moved north, to Scotland for £1.5 million, when Rangers
and inparticularly Graham Souness offered European football as an
incentive, a competition that England teams were banned from.
Trevor Steven topped up his English League Championship medal,
won with Everton, with a Scottish League medal, won in his first
season, and he regained his England place, and played in the
successful 1990 World Cup.
In 1991, he moved from Rangers to French side Olympique Marseille
for £5.5 million, winning the French title at the first time of asking. The
season after he moved back to Rangers for £2.4 Million.
During an England injury crisis prior to the European Championships
of 1992, he was selected in the squad, after failing to be picked
during any of the qualifing games. At the end of the unsuccessful
tournement Trevor Steven's England career came to an end.
He continued to play for Rangers, winning the next four League
Championships, but as the end of his career began to loom, he failed
to hold down a starting placein te Rangers team for the last two
seasons, and retired in 1997.
Trevor Steven holds a unique record of 3 League Championships in
3 different countries.
After his playing career ended, he took up a number of media jobs,
including co-commentating during the 2002 World Cup.
||Trevor McGregor Steven
||21 September 1963 @
||99 (76 League)
||16 (11 League)
||36 England (4 Goals)