13. Steve Harper




Position: Goalkeeper  
Squad Number: 13  
Date of Birth: 14 March 1975  
Birthplace: Easington  
Height: 6'2"  
Signed on: July 1993  
NUFC Debut: 28 November 1998 v Wimbledon (H)  
Previous Club(s): Seaham Red Star
Signed by former manager Kenny Daglish in 1993 from non-league club Seaham Red Star. Harper spent most of his first few years with Newcastle on loan to Bradford City, Hartlepool and Huddersfield Town.

Harper finally broke into the first team in the 1999 FA Cup Final against Manchester United. A string of fine performances ensured him the first-choice goalkeeper place, but injury caused him to lose it to fellow goalkeeper Shay Given.

Harper is also a qualified minor league referee.


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