Robert Steiner

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Rob Steiner
Personal information
Full name Robert Steiner
Date of birth (1973-06-20) 20 June 1973
Place of birth Finspång, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 IFK Norrköping 16 (2)
1996–1997Bradford City (loan) 16 (3)
1997–1999 Bradford City 37 (10)
1998Queens Park Rangers (loan) 8 (1)
1999Queens Park Rangers (loan) 4 (2)
1999Walsall (loan) 10 (3)
1999–2000 Queens Park Rangers 24 (6)
National team
1997 Sweden 3 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Robert 'Rob' Steiner (born 20 June 1973 in Finspång, Sweden) is a retired footballer who played as a striker in his homeland and England. He also played for his Sweden national side.


Steiner started out playing football in his homeland with IFK Norrköping. He moved to England in 1996, originally on loan to Bradford City when manager Chris Kamara signed Steiner, fellow Swede Magnus Pehrsson and Norwegian striker Ole Bjørn Sundgot. Steiner was the most successful of the three and after scoring three league goals during his loan spell and more famously one of the three goals in the 3–2 FA Cup triumph over Everton.[1] Steiner's form earned him a call-up to the national side. He won three caps and scored one goal.[2]

Kamara bought the Swede for £500,000 the following summer. In his first and only full season at Valley Parade he forged a deadly partnership with Brazilian Edinho. The pair each scored ten goals and were the club's leading goalscorers during 1997–98. The following summer new manager Paul Jewell was given cash to spend by chairman Geoffrey Richmond and Steiner fell out of favour. He played just one League Cup game in 1998–99 in a 1–1 draw with Lincoln City.

Steiner was loaned out twice to Queens Park Rangers and once to Walsall before he was signed permanently by QPR for £215,000. But after just 24 games and six goals he was forced to retire due to injury at just 27 in November 2000.[3]


  1. "Everton v Bradford". Toffee Web. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  2. "Statistik" (in Swedish). Footballslandslaget. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  3. "Steiner forced to quit". BBC Sport. 2 November 2000. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
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