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Stephen Grant (footballer)

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Full nameStephen Grant
Playing positionStriker

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Stephen Grant (born 14 April 1977) is a former professional footballer who played as a striker.

During his career he played for Athlone Town, Sunderland, Shamrock Rovers (two stints 154 competitive appearances), Stockport County, Burnley, Finn Harps, Waterford United Boston Bulldogs, Galway United and Shelbourne.

After playing for Athlone and Sunderland reserves his first taste of senior football came when Pat Byrne signed him for Rovers in October 1996. He became an instant hero by scoring on his debut against fierce rivals Bohemians on the 18th. After 4 goals in 22 total appearances he signed for Stockport for £10,000 in 1997.

He signed back again for Rovers in the summer of 2001 and wrote himself into the history books by becoming the first Irish player to score against a Polish side in European competition when Rovers beat Odra Wodzisław in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in June 2003 In total he made 6 appearances in Europe for Rovers.

He was Rovers top goalscorer in the 2004 season.

He scored 1 goal in 4 appearances for the Republic of Ireland U21.

Stephen retired from professional football at the relatively early age of 27 to concentrate on a career as a professional golfer .

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