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 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 and 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.
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After a while out of the game, Hirst returned to former club Sheffield Wednesday in 2013 to assist with the coaching at their academy as well as working in the club’s hospitality areas during home games but he allegedly left the club in April 2017
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 and has been on the radar of some of the top Premier League sides.
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David Hirst: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com