Steve McAnespie
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Steve McAnespie

Steve McAnespie
Personal information
Full name Stephen McAnespie[1]
Date of birth (1972-02-01) 1 February 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Kilmarnock, Scotland
Position(s) Right Back
Youth career
1988-1991 Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1993 Aberdeen 0 (0)
1993-1994 Västerhaninge IF
1994-1995 Raith Rovers 40 (0)
1995-1997 Bolton Wanderers 24 (0)
1997-2000 Fulham 7 (0)
1998 -> Bradford City (loan) 7 (0)
2000-2002 Cambridge United 24 (0)
2002 Partick Thistle 1 (0)
Total 103 (0)
Teams managed
2005-2007 Indiana Invaders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stephen McAnespie (born 1 February 1972) is a Scottish retired football defender.

Playing career


Born in Kilmarnock, McAnespie started his career with Aberdeen, although failed to make a senior appearance during his time at Pittodrie.

Raith Rovers

In 1994, after five years with Aberdeen, he signed for Raith Rovers, with whom he won the Scottish League Cup within a matter of months, going on to also win the Scottish First Division. He also featured in the early stages of Raith's maiden European campaign.

Bolton Wanderers

McAnespie moved to Bolton Wanderers in September 1995 for £900,000, featuring in around a dozen matches as Bolton were relegated to the Football League First Division. McAnespie featured in a similar number of matches as Bolton gained promotion at the first attempt, winning the title by eighteen points. He played in a handful of matches at the start of the 1997-98 season.


McAnespie dropped down to the Football League Second Division in November 1997 to join Fulham in a £100,000 deal. After three years with the London side, McAnespie made just seven league appearances, playing in just three matches of Fulham's title-winning 1998-99 season, having spent part of the previous season on loan at Bradford City.

Cambridge United

At the start of the 2000-01 season, McAnespie joined Cambridge United on a free transfer.

Partick Thistle

He joined Partick Thistle on a similar deal in March 2002, weeks before Cambridge's relegation from the Football League Second Division, and played a small part in Partick's Scottish First Division title win.

Coaching career

He then moved to the US to coach football. While he was assistant coach of the New Orleans Shell Shockers, he had to be rescued from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.[2] He later became the head coach of the Indiana Invaders.[2]

McAnespie moved to New Orleans as head coach at Brother Martin High School.[]


Raith Rovers


Bolton Wanderers



  1. ^ "Steve McAnespie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b Were you there ...?, BBC Sport, 15 February 2007

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