Matthew Etherington

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A diversely skilled and highly motivated football professional who is keen to apply years of experience in the game as an elite level player and TV / radio analyst to a role that offers tangible scope to positively impact a team in a scouting or coaching capacity.

Played for several years in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur FC, West Ham United FC and Stoke City FC, establishing a strong level of knowledge of how to evaluate and support players from academy through to first team level as well as a recognition of how skill sets can integrate to build a winning team.

A positive, reliable and hard-working individual with a commitment to achieving the same level of success off the field as he did on it, providing a respected, forward thinking and well-connected resource to an ambitious club.
Matthew Etherington


  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

Career History

  • Norwich City FC

    Norwich City FC
    Academy Scout
    2017 – Present

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    2009 – 2014
    Appearances: 176 · Goals: 16

  • West Ham United FC

    West Ham United FC
    2003 – 2009
    Appearances: 195 · Goals: 18

  • Tottenham Hotspur FC

    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    1999 – 2003
    Appearances: 51 · Goals: 2

  • Bradford City AFC

    Bradford City AFC
    Player (Loan)
    2001 – 2001
    Appearances: 13 · Goals: 1

  • Peterborough United FC

    Peterborough United FC
    1996 – 1999
    Appearances: 58 · Goals: 6

Key Achievements

  • Key part of the Stoke City FC team that reached the 2011 FA Cup final against Manchester City, scoring the opening goal in a 5-0 win against Bolton in the semi-finals
  • Named the 2009/10 Player of the Year for Stoke City FC
  • Qualified for the UEFA Europa League in 2010/11 with Stoke City FC
  • Helped the Stoke City FC team finish 9th in the 2013/14 Premier League season, the club’s highest ever Premier League position and their best finish since 1974/75
  • Won the Championship play-off final in 2004/05 to return the West Ham United FC to the Premier League
  • Named Player of the Year for West Ham United FC in 2003/04 as the club reached the Championship play-off final
  • Played in the 2006 FA Cup final for West Ham against Liverpool - a 3-3 draw that is widely regarded as one of the competition’s greatest finals - that secured the club qualification for the 2006/07 UEFA Cup
  • Helped West Ham United FC finish 9th in the Premier League immediately following promotion, with the club going on to consolidate its position as a consistent mid-table finisher during the next three seasons
  • Won three caps for the England U21 national team
  • Debuted for Peterborough in the Football League aged just 15, before transferring to Tottenham for £500,000 as an 18 year old in 1999
  • Won a total of 11 caps for the England national team from U16 to U20 level
  • Played under and learned from a number of successful managers, including: Tony Pulis; Mark Hughes; Glenn Hoddle; Alan Pardew; Alan Curbishley; David Platt; Gianfranco Zola

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