Steve Sumner, English-born New Zealand footballer, Died at 61


Steven Paul Sumner was born on April 2, 1955, and died on February 8, 2017.

He was an English-born, New Zealand football player.

Sumner was captain of the national team during the country’s first successful campaign to qualify for the World Cup, in 1982.

He began his football as an apprentice at Blackpool before moving to New Zealand in 1973 to play for Christchurch United, winning the National League in his first year.

He went on to win 6 Chatham Cups and 5 league titles.

Steve was the only player to have won six Chatham Cup winners medals.

Steve Sumner passed away at 61 years old.