Steve Harper


Where is Steve Harper now?

Newcastle United’s longest-serving player Steve Harper finally hung up his gloves in 2016 at the age of 41, after a season as back-up keeper at North-East rivals Sunderland.

Although Harper was not always first-choice keeper during his time at St James Park, he still amassed over 150 league appearances during his 20-year career at the club.

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A qualified referee who used to take charge of Sunday League games whilst still an active player, Harper has gone onto become a Premier League referee assessor in retirement.

He has also returned to former club Newcastle United to work within their academy as a goalkeeper coach for the under 9’s to under 16 year-olds.

Staying in the region in which he grew up, Harper was appointed as an ambassador for the Northumberland FA in November 2016.

Harper also works within the media as a pundit and analyst for the likes of BBC North East Look North and talkSPORT.

He is also the co-owner of Oddballs which is an underwear company that aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer and he is also a director of online clothing store Capology.

Working towards completing his UEFA coaching badges, Steve Harper has also been studying for a masters in sport directorship alongside former player Kevin Davies and former manager Steve McClaren.

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Follow Steve Harper on Twitter @steveharper37

Steve Harper: Premier League Statistics

Clean Sheets24
Yellow Cards1
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forHull City, Newcastle United

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