1990 Steve Berryman

Birth Date

26th December 1966


Blackburn, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Steve Berryman had a short spell with Exeter City between August 1990 and March 1991. At a time when goalkeepers were rarely named as substitutes, he sat on the bench on one occasion as a safeguard when Kevin Miller was carrying an injury. Not called upon, he left the club soon afterwards to join Cambridge United for whom his single league appearance came against Exeter City.  

Playing for Leyland Motors, he was given a chance by Hartlepool United in March 1990. After appearing in just one league game, he briefly returned to Leyland before signing a contract with Exeter City in August 1990 as an understudy to Kevin Miller.

At a time of fewer substitutes than later, it was still unusual for a goalkeeper to be named as a potential replacement although manager Terry Cooper took that decision for the game at Bury on 15 December 1990 when Kevin Miller was carrying a cyst on his leg. With Miller playing the whole game, Steve Berryman wasn't called upon and was soon on the move to Cambridge United in March 1991 where he quickly made his debut in an emergency against Exeter City on 16 March 1991.     

After Cambridge he moved to Altrincham and later played for Northwich Victoria, Bamber Bridge, Radcliffe Borough and Accrington Stanley.



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