Steve Wicks

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Steve Wicks
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-10-31) October 31, 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Reading, England
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1973–1974 Chelsea
Senior career*
1974–1978 Chelsea 118 (5)
1978–1979 Derby County 24 (0)
1979–1981 Queens Park Rangers 73 (0)
1981–1982 Crystal Palace 14 (1)
1981–1986 Queens Park Rangers 116 (6)
1986–1988 Chelsea 32 (1)
National team
1982 England U21 16 (0)
Teams managed
1992 Crawley Town
1993–1994 Scarborough
1995 Lincoln City
1996 Woodlands Wellington
1997–1998 Selangor FA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Steve Wicks (born 31 October 1956) is an English former professional footballer. He was a tall, solid, imposing player who played as a centre-half. He most notably played for Chelsea, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers in the 1970s and 1980s. Wicks made his debut for Chelsea aged 19 in 1975. After initially leaving QPR for Crystal Palace in 1981 he returned to QPR in March 1982, but was cup-tied for their appearance in the 1982 FA Cup Final.

Over his two spells at QPR he was part of the successful side that won the Second Division Championship in 1983 and appeared in the League Cup Final in 1986.

He later moved into management with Crawley Town, and in the Football League at that time with Scarborough, and then Lincoln City where he held the post for only 42 days. He then moved abroad and managed in Singapore with Woodlands Wellington and subsequently Malaysian side Selangor FA from 1997 to 1998. He is currently[ when? ] working at Queens Park Rangers football club as part of the corporate hospitality team. He is the father of Matt Wicks who was on the books at Manchester United and Arsenal and played for Brighton and Hove Albion. [1] [2] After retiring from football Wicks got offered a managing job in Malaysia and Singapore, which he took, and all his family moved with him. He enjoyed the time away but returned to England five years later.

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  1. "Brighton clinch Wicks deal". BBC Sport. 13 October 2000. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  2. "Steve Wicks". Up The Posh. Retrieved 6 August 2019.