Basham, Steve

Birth Date

2nd February 1977

Birthplace

Southampton

Occupation

Striker

Biographical Text

Exeter City signed Basham on a free transfer from Oxford United in July 2007, where he had been their second longest serving player, although hampered by injury.

Basham commenced his career with home town club, Southampton. Successfully working his way through the Saints youth scheme he earned his first full contract in May 1996.

He went on to feature in 21 first team games, as well as having a short loan spell with Wrexham in February 1998.

He moved to Preston North End for a fee of £200,000 in February 1999, scoring 16 goals in 78 matches.

Basham then joined Oxford in August 2002, where he also played in a midfield role in addition to his more normal striking position.

He made his Grecians debut at Altrincham in August 2007 and scored in the 4-1 victory.

He was a member of City’s promotion winning squad that saw the club climb back into the Football League via the play off final at Wembley.

He was released by the Grecians at the end of the 2008-09 season and signed for Luton Town in August 2009.

Basham signed for Blue Square South club, Hayes and Yeading on loan in November 2009.

Released by Luton on a free transfer at the end of 2009-10, Basham then signed for Brackley Town in July 2010.

Living in Woodstock, Oxford and training to become an accountant, Basham moved on to Oxford City in June 2011, retiring in June 2014.

Appearances

29

Appearances as Substitute

29

Goals

9

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