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Born: Waltham For­est, Lon­don, 1966 (Age 49) Ca­reer: A striker, Sher­ing­ham was re­jected by a host of pro clubs be­fore be­ing picked up by Mill­wall aged 16. Fol­low­ing loan spells at Alder­shot and Djur­gar­dens, he es­tab­lished him­self in the side in 1985 and went on to net 111 goals in 262 games, win­ning pro­mo­tion to the First Di­vi­sion in 1988 and fin­ish­ing top goalscorer in four sep­a­rate sea­sons. Sold to Not­ting­ham For­est for £2m in 1991, he scored 14 Premier League goals and left to join Spurs (for £2.1m) the fol­low­ing sea­son. There, he won the Premier League golden boot in 1992-93, formed a deadly al­liance with Jur­gen Klins­mann and scored 76 goals in 166 matches be­fore join­ing Manch­ester United for £3.5m in 1997, aged 31. Though rarely a reg­u­lar at Old Traf­ford, Sher­ing­ham scored 31 times in his 104 ap­pear­ances and in 1999 com­pleted the tre­ble of Premier League, FA Cup and Cham­pi­ons League. A re­turn to Spurs in 2001 was fol­lowed by a a sea­son at newly-pro­moted Portsmouth, then a move to Cham­pi­onship side West Ham in 2004. Joint-top scorer in the sec­ond tier, he won pro­mo­tion back to the top flight and sub­se­quently be­came the old­est player to score there. Sher­ing­ham left Up­ton Park in 2007 and, af­ter a sea­son at Colch­ester, re­tired in 2008. He also scored 11 goals in 51 caps for Eng­land, the last at the age of 36, and played in two World Cups and a Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships. He was named Steve­nage man­ager in May 2015.

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