Steven Pressley Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1997-98 41 41 2 1 0 29 2 12 0
1996-97 43 43 2 1 0 36 2 7 0
1995-96 45 45 2 2 1 37 2 8 0
Totals: 129 (0) 6 102 (0) 6 27 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Feb 28th, 1998 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1998 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3
Sep 2nd, 1995 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1 (72') p
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5 (68') p
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (66')
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (54')
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3 (50')
Sep 2nd, 1995 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1 (58')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Feb 28th, 1998 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1998 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 7th, 1998 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1998 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 13th, 1997 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 1997 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Nov 30th, 1997 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Oct 15th, 1997 15/10/97 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 3 - 1
Oct 4th, 1997 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1997 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Aug 26th, 1997 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1997 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1997 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A) 0 - 1
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0
May 10th, 1997 10/05/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Apr 22nd, 1997 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Apr 5th, 1997 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Feb 8th, 1997 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Dec 21st, 1996 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0
Nov 30th, 1996 30/11/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1996 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 2
Nov 16th, 1996 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 3
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1996 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Oct 19th, 1996 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1996 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1996 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 7th, 1996 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1996 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 17th, 1996 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1
Aug 10th, 1996 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
May 4th, 1996 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2
Apr 27th, 1996 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1996 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 0
Apr 13th, 1996 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1
Mar 30th, 1996 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1996 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1
Jan 9th, 1996 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1996 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 1
Dec 30th, 1995 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 9th, 1995 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0
Nov 25th, 1995 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Nov 11th, 1995 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1995 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N) 0 - 0
Oct 31st, 1995 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
Oct 21st, 1995 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Oct 14th, 1995 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Oct 7th, 1995 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
Sep 30th, 1995 30/09/95 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1995 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
Sep 16th, 1995 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 1
Sep 12th, 1995 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
Sep 9th, 1995 09/09/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0
Sep 2nd, 1995 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1
Aug 30th, 1995 30/08/95 3rd Round vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
Aug 26th, 1995 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 3
Aug 23rd, 1995 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A) 2 - 0
Aug 19th, 1995 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 0
Aug 12th, 1995 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 102 6 2 1
SC 12 0 1 0
LC 9 0 1 0
UEFA 3 0 0 0
LCC 3 0 0 0
Totals: 129 (0) 6

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Steven began his career at Rangers where, with limited first team opportunities, he managed to collect two League Championship medals and a Scottish Cup winners medal. He became a Scotland U-21 internationalist whilst at Ibrox and would go on to become the second highest capped player at that level.

He moved to Coventry City in October 1994, where he was later joined by former Rangers teammate Sandy Robertson, but the two players failed to hold down a first team place at Highfield Road. In the summer of 1995, with manager Billy Kirkwood using his contacts as a former Rangers coach to rebuild the United side after relegation from the Premier Division, both players arrived at Tannadice for a joint fee of £1million - Steven's £750,000 being a Club record fee paid.

After appearing in a friendly against Forfar Athletic, he made his competitive debut in the opening League match of the season against Morton at Tannadice. He was an extremely influential player at Tannadice in his first season and played an important part in lifting the Club out of the First Division and back to the Premier League. He was on the losing side in the League Challenge Cup final in November 1995. In the 1996 Under 21 European Championships, he helped Scotland reach the semi-finals, playing alongside his United teammate Christian Dailly. Rarely out of the United side, Steven formed a solid defensive partnership with Maurice Malpas, and helping the team go on a 17-game unbeaten run in their first season back in the topflight as the Club qualified for European football once more. In the last of his three-year deal, he collected a runners-up medal against Celtic in the League Cup final.

At the end of the 1997-98 season, he left United under freedom of contract and signed for Hearts where he spent eight successful years, gaining full international recognition when he collected the first of 32 caps for Scotland in March 2000. He also became club captain and won a second Scottish Cup winners medal in May 2006. In December 2006 he joined Celtic, collecting a Championship medal and his third Scottish Cup winners medal. He was enlisted as a coach by the new Scotland manager George Burley in February 2008. In September that year he joined Danish side Randers on a short-term deal before signing for Falkirk, where he collected a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 2009.

After retiring as a player, Steven became assistant manager of Falkirk, before being appointed manager in February 2010. He went on to have managerial spells with Coventry City, Fleetwood Town, Greek side Pafos, and Carlisle United.

Last updated on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

August 12th, 1995
Dundee United 1 - 1 Greenock Morton

League (First Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Steven was born on this date in Elgin.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Dundee United
    Friendly

    Although the scoreline may not have reflected it, this was another encouraging performance. Before Forfar took a shock lead immediately before the break, United had been well on top with Andy McLaren


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Morton
    League (First Division)

    Morton's message to United playing their first match out with the top flight of Scottish football for 35 years was "welcome to the First Division" as they gave us an early sample of how hard a task li


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Hamilton
    League (First Division)

    Injuries to Brian Welsh and Sandy Robertson, plus the enforced absence of Billy McKinlay on international duty, meant it was all change yet again for the visit of Hamilton. Territorially, United domin


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Dundee
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    This great cup tie ended with United losing out on penalties, but it was a controversial spot kick which brought Dundee back into the game after United had gone ahead. Dave Bowman for Ray McKinnon was


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Raith Rovers
    League (Premier Division)

    Bottom dogs Raith Rovers upset the form book and got their first away points of the season on the board with a deserved victory against a lack-lustre lited side. Much was made of the fact that the vis


  • 100th Appearance

    Hearts 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Having weathered Hearts early storm, it was somewhat ironic that we should fall behind to an own goal just before the interval. But the immediate reply through Kjetl Olofssons goal was no less than we


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Rangers
    League (Premier Division)

    We couldn't stop Negri from scoring again, but more importantly, we inflicted Rangers first defeat in the league and at the same time posted a confidence boosting second successive win. Unchar


  • 100th League Appearance

    St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    For the third time in a week, we let a lead slip and watch three pointe evaporate into just one. In control for almost the entire first half, we took the lead through Robbie Winters' header from A


  • Last Appearance

    Hibernian 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The tension of the occasion was highly evident in the opening stages. Immediately after Crawford sent an angular drive narrowly wide, we passed up an even better chance, Lars Zetterlund placing a Kjel


  • Left the Club