Date Of Birth: Oct 13 1967
Place Of Birth: Bishop's Auckland, England
Date Signed: 3rd December 1993
Middlesbrough Shirt Number: ?
Middlesbrough Club Record: 307 games; 11 goals
Bought By: Lennie Lawrence
Sold By: Steve McClaren
Transfer Fee In: £700,000 from Tranmere Rovers
Transfer Fee out: £500,000 to Birmingham City
Previous Clubs: Spennymoor (Eng), Tranmere Rovers (Eng), Middlesbrough (Eng),
Crystal Palace on Loan (Eng), Middlesbrough (Eng).
International Honours: 20+ Colombia
Club Honours: Coca-Cola Cup runners-up (1997-98, 1996-97), FA Cup runners-up
(1996-97), Division Two runners-up (1991-92), Division One runners-up (1997-98),
Division One champions (1994-95), Middlesbrough Player of The Year 1993-1994
North-East born Steve Vickers started his career at Tranmere Rovers and joined Boro in 1993, becoming a big favourite with fans. Unable to get into the Middlesbrough first team, he was loaned out to First Division Crystal Palace in September 2001. Impressed greatly in his seven games for the club. Palace boss Steve Bruce wanted to sign him permanently, but the club could not agree personal terms with the player. That led to Bruce tendering his resignation amid rumours that he would take the vacant Birmingham City job. Bruce's resignation was rejected and he was left in limbo. Ironically, Vickers then went on loan to Birmingham in November 2001. Impressed enough to earn a permanent switch after five appearances - a move which cost the Blues £425,000 rising to £500,000 after apperances.