|Full Name||Steven Vincent Taylor|
|Date of Birth||January 23, 1986|
|Birth Place||Greenwich, England|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Debut||March 25, 2004|
Steven Taylor is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He is best remembered for his time at Newcastle United, where he played over 250 games over the span of 13 seasons. He is the current head coach of Gulf United, a Second Division football club in the United Arab Emirates.
Taylor was born on January 23, 1986, in Greenwich, London, England. He joined the youth academy at Newcastle United when he was just nine years old and quickly progressed through the ranks.
Taylor attended Walker Technology College in Newcastle, where he excelled both academically and on the football field. He was offered a professional contract by Newcastle United at the age of 17, and he went on to make his first-team debut for the club in March 2004, just a few months after his 18th birthday.
Taylor made his first-team debut for Newcastle United in March 2004, and quickly established himself as a regular in the side. He was a key player during Newcastle's Premier League campaigns and was known for his toughness and leadership qualities.
Taylor made over 250 appearances for Newcastle United, scoring 15 goals in all competitions. He was part of the team that reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in the 2012-13 season, and he also helped the club win promotion back to the Premier League in the 2016-17 season.
In 2016, Taylor left Newcastle United and joined Portland Timbers in the United States, where he spent one season before returning to England to join Peterborough United. After one season at Peterborough, he moved on to Ipswich Town for the 2018-19 season before joining Wellington Phoenix in the Australian A-League for the 2019-20 season.
In February 2020, Taylor signed with Indian Super League side Odisha FC, where he played for one season before retiring from professional football in 2021.
Taylor represented England at various youth levels, including the under-16s, under-18s, and under-21s. He was widely regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in English football during his early career.
Despite his strong performances for Newcastle United, Taylor never received a call-up to the senior England national team. He was considered for selection on a few occasions but never made his debut for the national team.
|Newcastle United||Football League Championship: 2009–10|
|UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2006|
|Portland Timbers||Western Conference Championship: 2016|
|Individual||PFA Championship Team of the Year: 2009-10|
|Newcastle United Player of the Year: 2005-06|
|PFA A-League Team of the Season: 2019–20|
Taylor is known to be a family-oriented person, and he has spoken in interviews about the importance of his family and their support throughout his career. He has also been known to keep in touch with former teammates and friends from his time in professional football.
In his free time, Taylor is said to enjoy spending time with his family, traveling, and watching other sports, such as boxing and MMA. He is also known to be an avid supporter of charities and has been involved in various charitable causes throughout his career.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
Taylor comes from a football-loving family and his parents were supportive of his early interest in the sport, particularly his father, Alf Taylor.
Taylor has also spoken about the importance of his family and their support throughout his career in professional football. In particular, he has credited his mother and grandmother with providing him with the motivation and encouragement he needed to succeed.
He is currently single and has no children.
During his time playing for Newcastle United, Taylor lived in a luxurious apartment in the city's Quayside area, which is known for its upscale restaurants, bars, and shops.
He currently lives in Dubai, but the exact location of his house is unknown.
He won 2 trophies in his career, the Championship and UEFA Intertoto Cup. Both came when he was a player for Newcastle.
He made 268 appearances for Newcastle from 2003-04 to 2015-16.
He retired in September 2021, just days after being named captain of Wellington Phoenix ahead of the 2021–22 A-League Men season.
He is the current head coach of Gulf United, a Second Division football club in the United Arab Emirates.