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Steve White
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Full name Stephen James White
Nationality Eng England
Rovers apps (goals)a 150 (44)
Position Forward
Date of birth 2 January 1959
in Chipping Sodbury
Height 5 ft 11 in
July 1977 from Mangotsfield United
August 1983 from Charlton Athletic
December 1979 to join Luton Town
July 1986 to join Swindon Town
Senior clubs Teams managed
Mangotsfield United
Bristol Rovers
Luton Town
Charlton Athletic
Lincoln City
Luton Town
Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town
Hereford United
Cardiff City
Cwmbran Town
Bath City
Chippenham Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 20/11/2011

Steve White was a forward who scored 44 times for Rovers in 150 league games, split over two spells with the club.

His son, Joe White, spent two years as a professional on Rovers' books between 2008 and 2010, but was released without having made any first team appearances.


Chipping Sodbury-born White began his professional career with The Pirates in 1977 at the age of 18, when he was playing non-league football with Mangotsfield United. His first spell with Rovers lasted two years, until he was signed by Luton Town in 1979, and saw him score twenty times in 46 league appearances. He spent two and a half years at Kenilworth Road, before joining Charlton Athletic for a year in the summer of 1982, a spell that also saw him loaned out to Lincoln City and to his former club Luton.

He returned to Eastville for a second spell with Rovers in August 1983, this time staying for three years and scoring 24 times in 89 league games. This was followed by an eight-year stay at Swindon Town where he made 200 league appearances and scored an impressive 83 goals. He then rounded his lengthy professional career with two years at Hereford United from 1994 until 1996, and then two years at Cardiff City, including a brief loan to Cwmbran Town in 1998.

He finally dropped out of the Football League in 1998, signing for Bath City as player-assistant manager under Paul Bodin. Although he played regularly in his first season with the Romans, his appearances gradually became fewer and further between, and he eventually hung up his boots in February 2001 at the age of 42, some 25 years after joining Mangotsfield.

After a spell as Director of Football at Southampton's academy, Steve dabbled briefly in management, taking charge of Chippenham Town in 2003 and resigning two years later in 2005.

Career stats[]

N.B. Only Bristol Rovers appearances are listed here (source: Pirates in Profile)
Season Club League
Apps Goals
1977–78 Bristol Rovers 8 4
1978–79 Bristol Rovers 27 10
1979–80 Bristol Rovers 15 6
1983–84 Bristol Rovers 43 9
1984–85 Bristol Rovers 18 3
1985–86 Bristol Rovers 40 12