CRAIG SHORT Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Craig Jonathan Short (born June 25, 1968 in Bridlington, England) was an English football player who usually played as a central-defender.


Along with his brother Chris, he started his professional career at Pickering Town in the 1986-87 season. In October the following year they both moved to Scarborough together, and in June 1989, Notts County, together. However, as his brother was dogged by injury, Craig managed to ascend to greater things.


After 4 seasons for Notts County he moved to Derby County at the beginning of the 1992-93 season. He completed more than one hundred games for both Derby and his next club, Everton who he joined three seasons later. He left the Merseyside club in 1999, joining Blackburn Rovers for Pound 1.7 million. He sat on the bench during the most high-profile match of his career thus far, the 2002 League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur, which Blackburn won 2-1. However, he did gain European experience in the season, playing 2 games in the UEFA Cup.


He missed out on three months of play in both of the following seasons, but did enough for the team to ensure his signing of a new contract beyond the 2004-05 season. In the summer of 2005 he was allowed to move on to Sheffield United and was an important member of United’s successful promotion campaign.


He retired at the end of the 2005-06 season to open a sailing school in the Lake District but is considering a return to the Blades next season. He will return for the early weeks of pre-season training and then make a decision should a contract be offered by manager Neil Warnock.