Simon Sheppard (footballer)

Simon Sheppard (born 7 August 1973 in Clevedon) is an English former football goalkeeper. During his career he played in the Football League for Watford, Scarborough, Reading, and Chelsea before dropping into non-league football with Boreham Wood and Kettering Town.[1] Sheppard played for England at schoolboy level, and also represented his country at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship. He was one of three Watford youth goalkeepers from the 1980s to play for his country; the other two were David James and Derick Williams.[1]

Simon Sheppard
Personal information
Full name Simon Sheppard
Date of birth (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973
Place of birth Clevedon, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Watford 23 (0)
1994Scarborough (loan) 9 (0)
1994–1996 Reading 18 (0)
1996–1997 Boreham Wood ? (0)
1997–1998 Kettering Town ? (0)
Total 50 (0)
National team
1993 England U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


  1. Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 209. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.

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