David Hirst

Where is David Hirst now?

An exciting but injury-prone striker, Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst had to call time on his Premier League career in 2000 at the age of 32 after two seasons at 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. He still hold’s the Premier League record for the hardest shot, clocking in at 113 mph.

Hirst was an important part of the Sheffield Wednesday team of the early 90’s which won the League Cup in 1991 and established them as one of new Premier League’s top clubs.

During this period Hirst also won three caps for the England senior team, scoring one goal.

Upon retiring from playing, Hirst took some time out of the game before returning to Sheffield Wednesday in 2013 to assist with the coaching at their academy.

He has also worked in the club’s hospitality areas during home games.

Hirst’s son, George has followed in his father’s footsteps and currently plays for Premier League side Leicester City.

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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