Matthew Upson

English association football player (born 1979)

Matthew Upson (born 18 April 1979) is a former English footballer. He plays for West Ham United and the England national team.

Matt Upson
Upson in 2009
Personal information
Full name Matthew James Upson[1]
Date of birth (1979-04-18) 18 April 1979 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Eye, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
Ipswich Town
1994–1996 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Luton Town 1 (0)
1997–2003 Arsenal 35 (0)
2000Nottingham Forest (loan) 1 (0)
2001Crystal Palace (loan) 7 (0)
2002Reading (loan) 14 (0)
2003–2007 Birmingham City 113 (5)
2007–2011 West Ham United 131 (4)
2011–2013 Stoke City 15 (2)
2013Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 18 (1)
2013–2014 Brighton & Hove Albion 43 (2)
2014–2015 Leicester City 5 (0)
2015–2016 Milton Keynes Dons 3 (0)
Total 386 (14)
National team
1997–1998 England U18 9 (0)
1998–2000 England U21 12 (2)
2003–2010 England 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career statistics change

Club change

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Luton Town 1995–96[2][3] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
1996–97[4] Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Arsenal 1997–98[5] Premier League 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
1998–99[6] Premier League 5 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 0 0 9 0
1999–2000[7] Premier League 9 0 0 0 2 0 2[b] 0 0 0 13 0
2000–01[8] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 1[b] 0 4 0
2001–02[9] Premier League 14 0 1 0 1 0 6[b] 0 22 0
2002–03[10] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 35 0 4 0 8 0 10 0 0 0 57 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2000–01[8] First Division 1 0 1 0
Crystal Palace (loan) 2000–01[8] First Division 7 0 7 0
Reading (loan) 2002–03[10] First Division 14 0 1 1 15 1
Birmingham City 2002–03[10] Premier League 14 0 14 0
2003–04[11] Premier League 30 0 2 0 1 0 33 0
2004–05[12] Premier League 36 2 2 0 2 0 40 2
2005–06[13] Premier League 24 1 1 0 4 0 29 1
2006–07[14] Championship 9 2 3 0 0 0 12 2
Total 113 5 8 0 7 0 128 5
West Ham United 2006–07[14] Premier League 2 0 2 0
2007–08[15] Premier League 29 1 2 0 2 0 33 1
2008–09[16] Premier League 37 0 2 0 2 0 41 0
2009–10[17] Premier League 33 3 1 0 1 0 35 3
2010–11[18] Premier League 30 0 1 0 3 0 34 0
Total 131 4 6 0 8 0 145 4
Stoke City 2011–12[19][20] Premier League 14 1 2 0 1 0 8[c] 1 25 2
2012–13[21] Premier League 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
Total 15 2 2 0 2 0 8 1 27 3
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2012–13[21] Championship 18 1 2[d] 0 20 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 2013–14[22] Championship 43 2 3 0 0 0 1[d] 0 47 2
Total 61 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 67 3
Leicester City 2014–15[23] Premier League 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Milton Keynes Dons 2015–16[24] Championship 3 0 2 0 2 0 7 0
Career total 386 14 26 0 28 1 18 1 4 0 462 16
  1. Appearance in Anglo-Italian Cup
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearance(s) in Championship play-offs

International change

Appearances and goals by national team and year[25]
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2003 6 0
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 0 0
2007 0 0
2008 5 1
2009 6 0
2010 3 1
Total 21 2
England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Upson goal.[25]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 19 November 2008 Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany 12   Germany 1–0 2–1 Friendly [26]
2 27 June 2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa 21   Germany 1–2 1–4 2010 FIFA World Cup [27]

Honours change

Arsenal

Individual

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 417. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Edinburgh: Mainstream. pp. 411–12. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3.
  3. Tattum, Colin (14 October 2006). "Terry's lads a real class act". Birmingham Mail.
  4. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  5. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  6. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  7. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  11. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  12. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  13. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  15. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  16. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  17. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  18. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  19. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  20. "UEFA Europa League 2011/12: Stoke: Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  22. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  23. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  24. "Games played by Matthew Upson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Upson, Matthew". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  26. Fraser, Peter (20 November 2008). "Terry leads Capello charge". Sky Sports. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  27. McNulty, Phil (27 June 2010). "Germany 4–1 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  28. "Matt Upson: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  29. "Slick Arsenal win Shield". BBC Sport. 11 August 2002. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  30. "Upson delighted to win Brighton award". BBC Sport. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2017.