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Matthew Upson
Birmingham City FC, West Ham United FC

21 caps 2 goal
76% successful
2003-2010
disciplined: none
captaincies: none
minutes played: 1554


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Matthew Upson Profile

Full name Matthew James Upson
Popular name Matthew Upson
Born  18 April 1979 in Hartismere, Eye, Suffolk.
Height/Weight 6'1", 11st 4lb. [2004]

Club Career

Club(s) Luton Town FC trainee, signing professionally 24 April 1996.  Signed by Arsenal FC on 14 May 1997 for �2m.  Loaned out to Nottingham Forest FC, firstly on 8 December 2000.  Loaned out again on 2 March 2001 to Crystal Palace FC.  Loaned out to Reading FC for 3 months on 5 September 2002.  Signed for Birmingham City FC on 22 January 2003 for �3m.  Upson returned to the Premiership with West Ham United FC on 31 January 2007 for �6 million, rising to �7.5 million.  He was released from his contract when the Hammers were relegated from the Premiership in May 2011. He then joined Stoke City AFC on 9 August 2011.
Club honours FA Premiership Champions 2001-02.
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

England Career

Player number 1126th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre back.
First match No. 802, 22 May 2003, South Africa 1 England 2, a friendly match at the ABSA Stadium, Durban, as a halftime substitute.  Aged 24 years 35 days;
Last match No. 888, 27 June 2010, Germany 4 England 1, a World Cup Finals Round-of-Sixteen match at The Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein. Scoring once
Major tournaments On standby for the European Championship Finals 2004. World Cup Finals 2010.
Team honours None.
Individual honours England U21 (12 caps, 2 goals).  England U18.
Distinctions None.

 

Matthew Upson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av. min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
47 21 9 16 5 2 1554 2 777 min 1 0 None.

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 11 10 0 1 32 11 +21 0 2 2.909 1.00 90.9 +9
Away 7 5 0 2 15 7 +8 2 1 2.143 1.00 71.4 +3
Neutral 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 1 1 1.50 1.667 33.0 -1
All 21 16 0 5 49 23 +26 3 4 2.333 1.095 76.2 +11

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.8 100.0 +5

WCF

2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5

ECP

2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
European Championship 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 12 8 0 4 22 14 +8 3 1 1.833 1.167 66.7 +4
All 21 16 0 5 49 23 +26 3 4 2.333 1.095 76.2 +11

 

Matthew Upson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competitions
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.00 =0
WCP 2008-10 5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.8 100.0 +5
WCP All 5 5 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 4.20 0.8 100.0 +5
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1.00 2.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.00 =0
WC 2008-10 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
WC All 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2002-04 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
ECP All 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.00 =0
ECF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.00 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2002-04 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
EC All 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 7 6 0 1 23 8 +15 0 2 3.286 1.143 85.7 +5
EC 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 9 8 0 1 27 9 +18 0 3 3.00 1.00 88.9 +7

 

Matthew Upson - Match History
Club:  Birmingham City F.C. - 7 full caps
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 7 full caps
- 799 12-Feb-2003 England 1 Australia 3 Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London Fr HL unused sub 25
1 802 22-May-2003 South Africa 1 England 2 ABSA Stadium, King's Park, Durban Fr AW Sub on - ht 14
2 803 03-Jun-2003 England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1 Walkers Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester Fr HW Start - off 84 5
3 804 11-Jun-2003 England 2 Slovakia 1 The Riverside Stadium, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough ECP HW Start 5
4 805 20-Aug-2003 England 3 Croatia 1 Portman Road, Ipswich Fr HW Sub - on 60 min 15
- 806 06-Sep-2003 FYR Macedonia 1 England 2 Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje ECP AW unused sub 15
5 807 10-Sep-2003 England 2 Liechtenstein 0 Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HW Start 6
- 808 11-Oct-2003 Turkey 0 England 0 Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, Istanbul ECP AD unused sub 14
6 809 16-Nov-2003 England 2 Denmark 3 Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HL Start 6
- 818 18-Aug-2004 England 3 Ukraine 0 St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW unused sub 14
- 819 04-Sep-2004 Austria 2 England 2 Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien WCP AD squad member
- 820 08-Sep-2004 Poland 1 England 2 Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AW
7 823 17-Nov-2004 Spain 1 England 0 El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid Fr AL Sub on - 65 min 15
- 824 09-Feb-2005 England 0 Netherlands 0 Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HD Injured squad member
- 827 28-May-2005 U.S.A. 1 England 2 Soldier Field, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois Fr AW Injured squad member
- 828 31-May-2005 Colombia 2 England 3 Giants Stadium, The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey Fr NW
- 829 17-Aug-2005 Denmark 4 England 1 Parken Stadion, Kbenhavn Fr AL unused sub 15
- 830 03-Sep-2005 Wales 0 England 1 The Millennium Stadium, Caerdydd WCP AW unused sub 12
- 831 07-Sep-2005 Northern Ireland 1 England 0 Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast  WCP AL 12
Club:  West Ham United F.C. - 14 full caps
Coach: Fabio Capello - 14 full caps
8 861 06-Feb-2008 England 2 Switzerland 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 6
- 862 26-Mar-2008 France 1 England 0 Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis Fr AL Injured squad member
- 865 20-Aug-2008 England 2 Czech Republic 2 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD unused sub 16
- 866 06-Sep-2008 Andorra 0 England 2 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain WCP AW Squad member
9 867 10-Sep-2008 Croatia 1 England 4 Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb WCP AW Sub on - 89 min 14
10 868 11-Oct-2008 England 5 Kazakhstan 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 6
11 869 15-Oct-2008 Belarus 1 England 3 Dinamo Stadion, Lyeninski, Minsk WCP AW Start 6
12 870 19-Nov-2008 Germany 1 England 2 Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin Fr AW Start
23
5
13 871 11-Feb-2009 Spain 2 England 0 Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla Fr AL Sub on - ht 14
14 872 28-Mar-2009 England 4 Slovakia 0 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 5
- 873 01-Apr-2009 England 2 Ukraine 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW squad member
15 874 06-Jun-2009 Kazakhstan 0 England 4 Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty WCP AW Start 5
- 875 10-Jun-2009 England 6 Andorra 0 The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW squad member
- 876 12-Aug-2009 Netherlands 2 England 2 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 15
16 877 05-Sep-2009 England 2 Slovenia 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start - off 64 5
17 878 09-Sep-2009 England 5 Croatia 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 5
- 879 10-Oct-2009 Ukraine 1 England 0 Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk WCP AL unused sub 14
- 880 14-Oct-2009 England 3 Belarus 0 The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW unused sub 13
18 881 14-Nov-2009 Brazil 1 England 0 Khalifi International Stadium, Doha, Qatar Fr NL Start 5
19 882 03-Mar-2010 England 3 Egypt 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 5
- 883 24 May 2010 England 3 Mexico 1 The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 15
- 884 30 May 2010 Japan 1 England 2 UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW unused sub 15
- 885 12 June 2010 England 1 USA 1 Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa WCF ND unused sub 15
- 886 18 June 2010 England 0 Algeria 0 Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, South Africa ND unused sub
20 887 23 June 2010 Slovenia 0 England 1 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, South Africa NW Start
21 888 27 June 2010 Germany 4 England 1 Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa NL Start
- 890 3 Sep 2010 England 4 Bulgaria 0 The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW squad member
- 891 7 Sep 2010 Switzerland 1 England 3 Sankt-Jakob Park, Sankt Jakob, Basel ECP AW

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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