Birth date 14 Mar 1975 (43 years)
Nationality England England
Height 190 cm
Position Goalkeeper
Number 33
Team history
Sunderland 2016
Hull City 2013 - 2015
Newcastle 1993 - 2013
Brighton 2011 (loan)
Huddersfield 1997 - 1998 (loan)
Stockport County 1997 (loan)
Hartlepool Utd 1997 (loan)
Gateshead 1996 (loan)
Bradford City 1995 (loan)

Stephen Alan “Steve” Harper is an English football player who currently features for the English Premier League football club Newcastle United. He plays as a goalkeeper and has always played for the Magpies.

Steve Harper was signed by Newcastle United from Seaham Red Star(his youth club) in 1993 for a nominal fee and Harper has been at St. James’ Park ever since. He has always been used as a back-up and has never managed to play first team football on a regular basis.

So much so that Steve Harper has played ust over 70 matches in the English Premier League so far.

Harper though has played on loan for a number of clubs. He played for Bradford City in 1995, then for Gateshead, Stockport County, Hartlepool United and Huddlersfield Town.

Steve Harper is also a FA-approved referee, one of the few professional footballers to have earned their referee’s license.