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Steve Bull

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

13 appearances, 4 goals

P 13 W 8 D 4 L 1 F 18: A 8
*(actual F 12: A 3)
77% successful
1989-90

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played: 613

Profile

Full name Stephen George Bull MBE

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 28 March 1965 in Lea Brook Road, Wednesbury, Staffordshire [registered in Wednesbury, March 1965]. Moved to Tipton when he was three years-old. Attended Ocker Hill Infants, Wednesbury Oak Primary School and Willingsworth High School.
Married First to Sarah Turner in 1989 [no registration found], second to Julie Dace [registered in Cannock Chase, Staffs., June 1991], and thirdly, to Kirsty Powell in Malta, 2004 [no registration available]
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 4lbs [1988], 5' 11", 12st. 11lbs [1996].

Source

Jack Rollin's Rothman's Yearbook [1988], Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1996], Steve Bull's Online Biography & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Bully: Authorised Biography of Steve Bull - Steve Bull with Rob Bishop (Paper Plane, Dudley 1989)*
The Bully Years - David Winstone (Thomas Publications, Wolverhampton, 1995)#
 

*Appropriately titled study of the fearsome Wolves and England striker. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).
#Updated treatment of the 'Tipton Terror', by now established as a living legend in Wolverhampton Wanderers and Black Country folklore. The narrative incorporates a description of every single goal Bull scored for Wolves up to the start of the 1995-96 season. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

 

Club Career

Club(s) Started with Tipton Town FC in 1981, West Bromwich Albion FC signed him on a free transfer on 24 August 1985, but despite scoring two league goals in four league appearances (two starts and two subs), he was sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC for a £55,000 transfer fee on 21 November 1986 along with Andy Thompson. A fee he repaid time and again when he scored a massive 249 goals in 474 league appearances. He announced his retirement from the professional game on 13 July 1999. He spent the 2001-01 season coaching Conference side, Hereford United FC, scoring twice in six Conference games.
Club honours Football League Division Four winners 1987-88; Associated Members Cup winners 1987-88; Football League Division Three winners 1988-89;
Individual honours PFA Division Four Team of the Year 1987-88; PFA Division Three Team of the Year 1988-89; PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1989-90, 1990-91;
Distinctions Honoured by Wolverhampton Wanderes FC in 2003 when the John Ireland Stand was renamed the Steve Bull Stand. Awarded the MBE in January 2008.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 1015th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 646, 27 May 1989, Scotland 0 England 2, a Rous Cup match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, substitute (31), aged 24 years 60 days.
Last match No. 666, 17 October 1990, England 2 Poland 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted (57), aged 25 years 203 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990;
Rous Cup 1989;
Team honours Rous Cup winners 1989;
Individual honours England B (five appearances, two goals), England U21 (five appearances, three goals)
Distinctions At the time of his debut, Bull and his club Wolverhampton Wanderers were still technically a Third Division club, although they had won the division and won promotion.

Beyond England

Managed Stafford Rangers FC bewteen 21 February and 12 December 2008.

 

Steve Bull - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
19+ 13 6 5 8 3 613 4 153 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Steve Bull - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 5 0 1 11 5 +6 0 3 1.833 0.833 83.3 +4
Away 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
Neutral 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 1 3 0.75 0.25 75.0 +2
All 13 8 4 1 18 8 +10 1 7 1.385 0.615 76.9 +7

 

Steve Bull - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 12 8 4 0 17 6 +11 1 7 1.417 0.50 83.3 +8
Red 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 13 8 4 1 18 8 +10 1 7 1.385 0.615 76.9 +7

 

Steve Bull - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup Finals 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 1 3 0.75 0.25 75.0 +2

European Championship Preliminaries

1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Rous Cup 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 7 4 2 1 11 7 +4 0 2 1.571 1.00 71.4 +3
All 13 8 4 1 18 8 +10 1 7 1.385 0.615 76.9 +7

 

Steve Bull - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1990 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 1 3 0.75 0.25 75.0 +2
WCF All 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 1 3 0.75 0.25 75.0 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Rous Cup 1989 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
RC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 2 2 0 3 1 +2 1 3 0.75 0.25 75.0 +2
EC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
RC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 6 4 2 0 7 1 +6 1 5 1.167 0.167 83.3 +4

 

Steve Bull - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 13 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 13 full capsx

Age 24
1 b 16 May 1989 - Switzerland B 0  England B 2, Winterthur tour AW Start 9
2 b 19 May 1989 - Iceland B 0  England B 2, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík AW Start 9
3 b 22 May 1989 - Norway B 0  England B 1, Stavenger AW sub ?
- 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD squad member
1 646 27 May 1989 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW sub 31 80 16
0-1 when substituting
4 b 14 November 1989 - England B 1 Italy B 1, Goldstone Ground, Brighton Fr HD Start 9
5 b 5 February 1991 - Wales B 0 England B 1, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start 9
- 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW squad member
2 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD sub 60 ?
1-1 when substituting
3 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 9
Age 25
- 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 15
4 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 17, 56 9
5 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 69 14
1-0 when substituting
6 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL sub 77 ?
1-2 when substituting
7 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD sub 80 89 ?
1-0 when substituting
8 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna WCF ND sub 83 21
1-1 when subbing
9 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna ND sub 58
0-0 when subbing
10 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna NW Start off 84
1-0 when subbed
11 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Emilia-Romagna NW sub 74
0-0 when subbing
- 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW squad/
unused sub ?
- 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino ND
- 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari AL
12 665 12 September 1990 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 74 9
1-0 when substituted
13 666 17 October 1990 - England 2 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start off 57 9
1-0 when substituted

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