David Hirst

Where is David Hirst now?

An exciting but injury prone striker, David Hirst had to call time on his Premier League career in 2000 at the age of 32 whilst playing for Southampton.

He was often considered a rare breed of ‘total striker’ and was blessed with pace, height, heading, strength, dribbling, creativity and being in the right place at the right time.

Although predominantly left footed, he had an excellent right foot too and scored some spectacular goals from range with both feet.

Hirst also still hold’s the Premier League record for the hardest shot, clocking in at 113 mph.

After a while out of the game, Hirst returned to former club Sheffield Wednesday in 2013 to assist with the coaching at their academy.

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Hirst’s son, George Hirst was signed as a professional by Sheffield Wednesday in March 2016 after spending six years within the club’s academy.

Hirst junior was also called up to the England under 17’s side for the first time in January 2016.

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David Hirst: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionForward
Appearances135
Goals43
Yellow Cards12
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forSheffield Wednesday, Southampton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com