Trevor Matthewson

IntroProfessional footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 12 February 1963 
, Sheffield
Age57 years

Trevor Matthewson (born 12 February 1963) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre half. He played more than 500 senior games, including over 200 for Birmingham City.

Biography

Trevor Matthewson was born in Sheffield and comes from a footballing family: both his grandfather (Tommy Matthewson for Sheffield Wednesday and South Shields) and uncle (Reg Matthewson) had played professionally. He began his football career as an apprentice with home-town club Sheffield Wednesday, but failed to make the grade. After two seasons as a professional he dropped down a division to join Newport County and two years later he dropped another division to Stockport County. After a further two years he dropped out of the Football League entirely and signed for Lincoln City in the Conference. As captain he led them to the Conference championship and promotion to the Football League in 1988.

A year later he moved to Birmingham City for a fee determined by tribunal of £45,000. In his first season, 1989–90, he became the first Birmingham player to appear in every match of a 46-game League season, a feat he repeated the following year. He made more than 200 appearances for Birmingham, played in the final of the Leyland DAF Cup in 1991, and helped them gain promotion to the newly designated First Division the following season.

After leaving Birmingham he had spells at Preston North End, Bury, Hereford United, Ilkeston Town and Gresley Rovers. After retiring from football, Matthewson returned to his hometown of Sheffield, running first a shop and then a market stall trading in fish and meat.

Honours

  • with Lincoln City
    • Football Conference champions and promotion to the Football League 1988.
  • with Birmingham City
    • Leyland DAF Cup winners 1991.
    • Football League Third Division promotion 1992.
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