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Matthew Upson

Birmingham City FC, West Ham United FC

21 appearances, 2 goals

P 21 W 16 D 0 L 5 F 49: A 23
*(actual F 44: A 17)
76% successful

2003-10

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1554

Profile

Full name Matthew James Upson (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 18 April 1979 in Hartismere, Eye, Suffolk [registered in Hartismere, June 1979]
Attended Diss High School
Partner to Ellie Darby. One child, Elijah
Height/Weight 6' 1", 11st. 4lbs [2004].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Upson was originally a member of Ipswich Town FC's Centre of Excellence, but he joined Luton Town FC as a trainee in 1994, signing professionally 24 April 1996. After one two-minute Division Two appearance, he was signed by Arsenal FC on 14 May 1997 for two million pounds. Unable to break into the first team, he was loaned out to Nottingham Forest FC on 8 December 2000, making just a single Division One appearance.  Loaned out again on 2 March 2001 to Crystal Palace FC, where he made another seven Division One appearances. Loaned out to Reading FC for 3 months on 5 September 2002, making fourteen Division One appearances. After just 35 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, Upson signed for Birmingham City FC on 22 January 2003 for three million pounds, and returned 113 Premier League/Championship appearances with five goals. Upson returned to the Premier League with West Ham United FC on transfer deadline day, 31 January 2007 for six million pounds. After four goals in 131 Premier League appearances, he was released from his contract when the Hammers were relegated from the Premier League in May 2011. He then joined Stoke City AFC on 9 August 2011, but in his two seasons, where he was used as cover, he completed only fifteen Premier League appearances, scoring twice. On 31 January 2013, transfer deadline, Upson was loaned to Brighton & Hove Albion FC for the remainder of the season, and he made eighteen Championship appearances, scoring once. He joined them permanently on 10 July 2013, and made 43 Championship appearances, scoring two goals, in his only season. On 23 May 2014, Upson signed a one-year contract with Leicester City FC, but again, in a season plagued by injury, he made just five Premier League appearances, he was released at the season's ending. MK Dons FC signed Upson on 30 July 2015, and he made just three Championship appearances before being released on 12 May 2016.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, runners-up 2000-01; FA Premier League 1997-98, 2001-02, runners-up 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03; FA Charity Shield winners 1998, 1999; UEFA Cup runners-up 1999-2000; FA Community Shield winners 2002; Division One Play off runners-up 2006-07;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 1126th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 802, 22 May 2003, South Africa 1 England 2, an International Launch Trophy friendly match at the ABSA Stadium, King's Park, Durban, substitute (ht), aged 24 years 34 days.
Second match No. 888, 27 June 2010, Germany 4 England 1, a World Cup Finals round-of-sixteen match at The Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Sourth Africa, aged 31 years 70 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2010; European Championship Finals 2004 (standby);
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (twelve appearances, two goals), England U18.
Distinctions None

 

Matthew Upson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
47 21 9 16 5 2 1554 2 777 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.

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 11 10 0 1 32 11 +21 0 2 2.909 1.00 90.9 +9
Away 7 5 0 2 15 7 +8 2 1 2.143 1.00 71.4 +3
Neutral 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 1 1 1.50 1.667 33.0 -1
All 21 16 0 5 49 23 +26 3 4 2.333 1.095 76.2 +11

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 16 12 0 4 40 16 +24 3 3 2.50 1.00 75.0 +8
Red 5 4 0 1 9 7 +2 0 1 1.80 1.40 80.0 +3
All 21 16 0 5 49 23 +26 3 4 2.333 1.095 76.2 +11

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L

WCP

5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.80 100.0 +5

WCF

2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5

ECP

2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2

ECF

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 12 8 0 4 22 14 +8 3 1 1.833 1.167 66.7 +4
All 21 16 0 5 49 23 +26 3 4 2.333 1.095 76.2 +11

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competitions
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2008-10 5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.80 100.0 +5
WCP All 5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.80 100.0 +5
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2008-10 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
WC All 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2002-04 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
ECP All 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2002-04 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
EC All 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
EC 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 9 8 0 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.00 1.00 88.9 +7

 

Matthew Upson - Match History
 Club: Birmingham City F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 7 full capsx

Age 23
- 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park Fr HL unused sub 25
Age 24
1 802 22 May 2003 - South Africa 1 England 2, ABSA Stadium, Durban Fr AW sub ht 14
1-1 when substituting
2 803 3 June 2003 - England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1, Walkers Stadium, Leicester Fr HW Start off 84 5
2-1 when substituted
3 804 11 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 1, The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough ECP HW Start 5
4 805 20 August 2003 - England 3 Croatia 1, Portman Road, Ipswich Fr HW sub 60 15
2-0 when substituting
- 806 6 September 2003 - FYR Macedonia 1 England 2, Gradski Stadion, Skopje ECP AW unused sub 15
5 807 10 September 2003 - England 2 Liechtenstein 0, Old Trafford, Manchester HW Start 6
- 808 11 October 2003 - Turkey 0 England 0, Sükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu, Istanbul ECP AD unused sub 14
6 809 16 November 2003 - England 2 Denmark 3, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL Start 6
Age 25
- 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW unused sub 14
- 819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2, Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien WCP AD squad member
- 820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów AW
7 823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AL sub 65 15

1-0 when substituted

- 824 9 February 2005 - England 0 Netherlands 0, Villa Park, Birmingham  Fr HD injured squad member
Age 26
- 827 28 May 2005 - USA 1 England 2, Soldier Field, Chicago tour AW injured squad member
- 828 31 May 2005 - Colombia 2 England 3, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford NW
- 829 17 August 2005 - Denmark 4 England 1, Parken Stadion, København Fr AL unused sub 15
- 830 3 September 2005 - Wales 0 England 1, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff WCP AW unused sub 12
- 831 7 September 2005 - Northern Ireland 1 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast  AL unused sub 12
Age 28
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: Fabio Capello - 14 full capsx

8 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
- 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AL injured squad member
Age 29
- 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 16
- 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona WCP AW squad member
9 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AW sub 89 14

1-4 when substituted

10 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 6
11 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3, Dinamo Stadion, Minsk AW Start 6
12 870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW Start 23 5
13 871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0, Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla Fr AL sub ht 14

1-0 when substituted

14 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
- 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW squad member
Age 30
15 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4, Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty WCP AW Start 5
- 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW squad member
- 876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 15
16 877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 64 5
2-0 when substituted
17 878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 5
- 879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0, Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Dnepropetrovsk WCP AL unused sub 14
- 880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub 13
18 881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0, Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawha Fr NL Start 5
19 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 5
Age 31
- 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 15
- 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz Fr NW unused sub 15
- 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1, Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Rustenburg WCF ND unused sub 15
- 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0, Kaapstad-stadion, Kaapstad ND unused sub
20 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Die Baai NW Start
21 888 27 June 2010 - Germany 4 England 1, Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein NL Start 37
- 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW squad member
- 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW

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