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 Steve HEIGHWAY 1972-1978 
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Name: Stephen Derek Heighway
Nickname: "Steve", "Big Bamber"


Country: :IRL: Ireland
Club: Liverpool F.C.
Position: *SMF, WF, CF
Side: LF/BS
Age: 25-31 years (25/11/1947)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Attack: 82
Defence: 48
Balance: 79
Stamina: 85
Top Speed: 87
Acceleration: 90
Response: 77
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 87
Dribble Speed: 89
Short Pass Accuracy: 83
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 87
Long Pass Speed: 83
Shot Accuracy: 77
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 67
Curling: 83
Header: 71
Jump: 75
Technique: 88
Aggression: 84
Mentality: 78
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 84

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 6
Growth type: Standard

P07 - Early Cross
P10 - Incisive Run
S02 - Passer
S05 - 1-touch Play
S06 - Outside Curve
S18 - Turning Skills

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Tactical Dribble - Passing - Side - 1-touch Play - Outside

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded

Heighway is a former side midfielder or winger, mostly on the left, sometimes deployed as centre forward. He spent almost his entire career at Liverpool, making 475 appearances from 1970 to 1981, scoring 76 goals. He retired in 1982 after short spells with American clubs Minnesota Kicks and Philadelphia Fever. He capped for Ireland in 34 occasions.
Considered one of the greatest players in Liverpool's history from an entertainment standpoint, Heighway was distinguished for his long runs down the flank. He avoided tackles, showed perfect ball control at high speed, delivered excellent passes and crosses even from difficult positions. He was a threat for the defences due to his unorthodox high-stepping style, outstanding bursts of acceleration, and constant switches of flank. Defenders therefore often had to resort to unfair methods in order to stop him. Heighway could get past them with ease before sending a fast cross or cutting inside. He wasn't a prolific scorer, but he created numerous scoring chances for teammates like John Toshack, Kevin Keegan, David Johnson, Kenny Dalglish, David Fairclough. The Irish winger was strong, brave, accurate with both feet, gifted with flair, creativity, the ability to improvise, and a calm temperament. Although he was criticised since his arrival at Liverpool for his apparent inability to score from favourable situations, he scored numerous great goals from angled positions or with tremendous first time shots on either foot. His scoring rate eventually wasn't bad, especially in the 1974-75 and 1976-77 seasons.

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