David Webb is an English retired professional football player who holds the records of 555 appearances in the Football League. He played for the football clubs like Leyton Orient, Chelsea, Leicester City, Derby County, and others more. Similarly, during his managerial career, he was manager of football clubs such as A.F.C. Bournemouth, Torquay United, Southend United, Chelsea, among others.
How Old is David Webb? Where Was He Born?
The former professional footballer David Webb was born on April 9, 1946, in Stratford, Essex, England, as David James Webb. He is 74 years old as of 2021.
He stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches, which is 180 centimeters. He holds English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Webb attended Lister Technical School in Plaistow and graduated there 1957-61.
Professional Playing Career
David Webb started his career with football club West Ham United, but later, he joined Leyton Orient in May 1963. He made his debut league appearance in the 1964-65 season.
He played for Southampton FC from 1996-1968. He subsequently transferred to Chelsea and made his in football after scoring a sensational winning goal against Leeds United in the 1970 FA Cup Final.
After Chelsea, he wore the jersey of Queens Part Rangers for £120,000 and played there from 1974 until 1977. He moved to Leicester City for £50,000 and played 33 games for Foxes in the 1977-1978 season, followed by his transfer to Derby County in Dec 1978.
His Managerial Career
He joined AFC Bournemouth in 1980 and played there only a few times. Afterward, he was appointed as a manager of the third division in 1982.
However, his managerial career did not go well when he got sacked due to his dispute with the Chairman over the club's new ownership.
In Feb 1984, he was appointed as a manager for Torquay United until 1985. After Torquay, he became a Southend United manager in 1986 but left the duty after just two months.
He was re-appointed in 1988, and his team faces a relegation disaster back to the Fourth Division. He left the club at the end of the season, resigning in March 1992.
He returned to his old club Chelsea but now as an interim manager in Feb 1993. He was on a short-term contract to replace their old manager Ian Porterfield.
Later, the club's board replace Gleen Hoddie as a manager over Webb after a back-to-back league defeat. He was a manager of Bretford from 1933-1997.
In March 2000, he was appointed Yeovil Town manager but left the club in September 2000. He returned to Southend United in 2000 and later became caretaker manager in 2003. He was appointed as an a s sistant manager of Southend in March 2010.
Net Worth & Salary Details
David Webb's net worth is not officially revealed yet. However, the retired footballer is believed to have an estimated net worth of $1-5 million as of March 2021.
He played defender for the famous English team such as Leyton Orient, Chelsea, Leicester City, Derby County, and others more in his professional career.
As per online tabloids, an Eglish Leauge footballer's average salary is over £60,000 a week, which equates to more than 3 million per annum.
Children And Wife
David Webb is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-term partner Jackie in March 1966. The couple welcomed their baby son Daniel Webb on 2nd July 1983 in Poole, England.
His son also became a football player, following his father's footsteps. He is currently 37 years old. David and Jackie have also adopted a beautiful daughter named Heidi.
by ab-basanta, 30 Mar, 2021