TEDDY SHERINGHAM

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Full Name 
Edward Paul Sheringham
Position
Forward
Date of Birth
2nd April 1966
Squad Number 
10
Place of Birth
Highams Park,
London
United Debut
10/8/1997 (A)
Tottenham
Height
6' 1''
Transfer Fee
£3.5 million
Weight
13st  
International
21 caps - 7 goals
Career History
Recent History

Teddy Sheringham began his career with Millwall as an apprentice. Following loan spells at Aldershot and Djurgaarden in Sweden, and after playing 220 league appearances for Millwall, scoring 93 goals, he was bought by Nottingham Forest in 1991 where he came to prominence.

Whilst at Forest he played with a young Roy Keane. At the end of his first full season at the City Ground, Sheringham was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £2.1 million. At Spurs he made 166 League appearances and scored 76 League goals.A full international, Sheringham played an important part in England's success in Euro 96.

However, concerned that at the age of 31 he had yet to win a major trophy, he asked for a transfer in the summer of 1997 and was bought by Manchester United in the summer of 1997 for £3.5 million from Tottenham Hotspur.

He made his debut for United, ironically at White Hart Lane, against his old club Spurs. His season, after a good start began to falter after January and  United finished pot-less. He was also a member of the England World Cup squad in 1998, playing in two games.


Sheringham's intelligent passing and creativity make him a dangerous player who can find the key to unlock opposition defences.His impact on games where he comes on as substitute is noticeable as he gives United an extra set of attacking options.Not only this but his aerial power gives the United attack height that it lacks with Cole,Yorke and Solskjaer.

After being overshadowed by the Yorke-Cole strike partnership for most of the 1998-99 season, Teddy Sheringham came good at the end of the season. Sheringham's role in United's treble of 1998-99 was considerable.He scored the opening goal in the FA Cup Final win over Newcastle and the last minute equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.Not only that but he also set up Solskjaer's winner with a header. While many had written him off he still had impressive performances against Juventus, Arsenal (the FA Cup Replay)  Sheffield Wednesday and Bayern,which showed his ability was as good as ever.

Having came to United to win trophies, after the failure of last year Teddy was able to put an end to the terrace taunt that followed his every appearance. Finally he was a winner and what a winner. Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup medals all in the one magnificent season.So, the song now goes: "Oh Teddy Teddy,you joined Man United and you won it all".


The 1999-2000 season saw Teddy in much the same role as a super-sub but he still made a valuable contribution coring vital goals against Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal (which shut up the taunting Gooners fans).After specualation about his future Teddy signed a deal in May keeping him at Old Trafford for another season.

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Appearances with United 1994-2000
Goals Scored with United 1994-2000
Total   League
50(25)
Total   League
16
Total   FA Cup
3(4)
Total   FA Cup
4
Total   League Cup 
1
Total   League Cup 
1
Total   Europe 
12(8)
Total   Europe 
4
Total
66(62)
Total
25
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Strengths
Weaknesses

Passing / Creativity - Teddy has great vision, his unselfish intelligent passing and movement is excellent.

Heading -
Sheringham's height makes him deadly in the air.

Speed -  Never was the fastest of players which  can slow up counter attacks.

Age - At 34, season 2000-2001 will undoubtedly be his last season for United..



 
Honours with United
 
1997 F.A. Charity Shield - Winner
1999 F.A. Premier League - Winner
 
1999 F.A. Cup - Winner
 
 
1999 European Champions League - Winner
 
 
1999 Intercontinental Cup - Winner
 
 
2000 F.A. Premier League - Winner

Additional Pictures

Sheringham scores at home to Bordeaux
Sheringham scores in FA Cup Final
Sheringham celebrates a goal
Sheringham with FA Cup
Sheringham/Beckham with European Cup


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