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Steve De Ridder

Steve De Ridder
Personal information
Full nameSteve Danny Marc De Ridder[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birthGhent, Belgium
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing positionWinger, Forward
Club information
Current clubFC Utrecht
Youth career
VSV Gent
Senior career*
2006–2008Hamme (loan)50(22)
2008–2011De Graafschap93(12)
2013Bolton Wanderers (loan)3(0)
2013–FC Utrecht4(2)
National team
2005Belgium U182(0)
2005–2006Belgium U1911(2)
2007–2008Belgium U202(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 25 August 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:13, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Steve Danny Marc De Ridder (born 25 February 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a winger for Dutch side, FC Utrecht. He has played in England for Southampton and Bolton Wanderers. He was born in Ghent.

Club career

De Graafschap

He was awarded the player of the season award for the 2010–11 season.


On 22 July 2011, he joined Southampton from De Graafschap for a significant undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.[3] He made his league debut coming on as a second half substitute, replacing David Connolly against Leeds United on 6 August 2011.[4] On 9 August 2011, he made his full debut in the League Cup first round, scoring the first goal in a 4–1 victory over Torquay United.[5] On 28 September 2011, he scored his first league goal in a 2–1 loss to Cardiff City.[6] On 22 October 2011, he scored a fantastic late equaliser in a 1–1 draw at Reading after coming on as a substitute.[7]

He left the club on 1 August 2013, having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.[8]

Bolton Wanderers loan

On 31 January 2013, De Ridder joined Bolton Wanderers on an initial one-month loan deal.[9][10] He made his debut two days later, coming on as a second-half substitute for Chris Eagles, in Bolton's 2-1 defeat at Watford. On 4 March 2013, his loan spell ended and he returned to his parent club.[11]

FC Utrecht

On 1 August 2013, De Ridder signed a 3-year contract with FC Utrecht.[12][13]




External links

  • Soccerbase
  • (German) Profile at
  • Player stats - Voetbal international
  • Belgium stats at Belgian FA
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