Former Leicester City club captain, Steve Walsh made 430 appearances for the club between June 1986 and September 2000 scoring 65 goals. A genuine hard man who never shirked a challenge and relished one-on-one battles with some of the country’s toughest strikers, Walshy gave excellent service to the Foxes. Steve joined the club in a £100,000 deal from Wigan Athletic in 1986. Not just content with keeping the opposition at bay, Steve had an impressive goalscoring record for a centre-back and was occasionally deployed as a make-shift striker. Walshy famously scored both City goals in the 1994 Play-off final victory over local rivals Derby County at Wembley and played a major role in the Foxes 1997 League Cup victory over Middlesbrough, lifting the trophy and being named as man of the match. Steve Walsh was voted Leicester City’s all-time cult hero by Football Focus viewers.
Walsh won with 79% of the vote, ahead of fellow Leicester favourites Steve Claridge and Frank Worthington.
Steve also guided the club to their highest ever Premier League finish of 8th. After leaving the Foxes in 2000, Walshy had short spells with Norwich, Coventry and non-league Tamworth before hanging up his boots. Since then, Steve has set up his own soccer academy with Muzzy Izzet. He hosts hospitality at Walkers Stadium on match days. Honours: League Cup Winner: 1997, 2000 League Cup Runner-up: 1999 First Division Play-Off Winner: 1994, 1996 First Division Play-Off Runner-up 1992, 1993 Freight Rover Trophy: 1985 Other Clubs: Wigan Athletic, Norwich City, Coventry City, Tamworth. Red Cards ; 13 British club record!!