Steve Bruce by the numbers: The wins, the defeats, the signings…

Date published: Wednesday 20th October 2021 10:38 - Ian Watson

Steve Bruce looks set to be sacked by Newcastle United.

Steve Bruce has finally been sacked by Newcastle after his 1000th game as a manager.

Is he really that bad at management? Let’s look at the numbers…

 

Bruce’s record by club

Newcastle 
July 17, 2019 – present
Days in charge: 826
P97 W28 D28 L41
Win ratio: 28.9%

Sheffield Wednesday
February 1, 2019 – July 15, 2019
Days in charge: 165
P18 W7 D8 L3
Win ratio: 38.9%

Aston Villa
October 12, 2016 – October 3, 2018
Days in charge: 721
P102 W46 D25 L31
Win ratio: 45.1%

Hull City
June 8, 2012 – July 22, 2016
Days in charge: 1482
P201 W82 D44 L75
Win ratio: 40.8%

Sunderland
June 3, 2009 – November 30, 2011
Days in charge: 882
P98 W29 D28 L41
Win ratio: 29.6%

Wigan
26 November 26, 2007 – June 3, 2009
Days in charge: 589
P68 W23 D17 L28
Win ratio: 33.8%

Birmingham
December 12, 2001 – November 23, 2007
Days in charge: 2168
P270 W100 D70 L100
Win ratio: 37%

Crystal Palace
May 31, 2001 – November 2, 2001
Days in charge: 154
P18 W11 D2 L5
Win ratio: 61.1%

Wigan
April 4, 2001 – May 29, 2001
Days in charge: 88
P8 W3 D2 L3
Win ratio: 37.5%

Huddersfield
May 24, 1999 – October 16, 2000
Days in charge: 511
P66 W25 D16 L25
Win ratio: 37.9%

Sheffield United
July 2, 1998 – May 17, 1999
Days in charge: 219
P54 W22 D15 L17
Win ratio: 40.7%

 

Overall record
P1000 W376 D255 L369 Win ratio: 37.6%

 

Premier League record
P477 W133 D132 L212 Points: 531 PPG: 1.11 Win ratio: 27.9%

 


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Managerial honours 

Birmingham
EFL Championship runner-up: 2006–07
EFL Championship play-offs winner: 2001-02

Hull City
FA Cup runner-up: 2013–14
EFL Championship runner-up: 2012–13
EFL Championship play-offs winner: 2016

Individual awards:
Premier League Manager of the Month: April 2021

Steve Bruce Newcastle

Highest league finish
10th in Premier League twice (Birmingham 2003/04, Sunderland 2010/11)

Lowest league finish
13th in Championship (Aston Villa 2016/17)

 

Domestic cup record

EFL Cup
P49 W29 D0 L20
Best finish: quarter-finals

FA Cup
P46 W20 D7 L19 67
Best finish: finalist with Hull (2013/14)

 


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Most used XI:

Maik Taylor

Ahmed Elmohamady     James Chester      Kenny Cunningham      Jamie Clapham

Steven Clemence      Damien Johnson      David Meyler      Stan Lazaridis

Emile Heskey      Clinton Morrison

 

Ten most-used players:

1) Ahmed Elmohamady
Clubs: 3 Appearances: 285

2) James Chester
Clubs: 2 Appearances: 202

3) Damien Johnson
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 182

4) Maik Taylor
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 160

5) Kenny Cunningham
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 142

6) Matthew Upson
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 126

7) David Meyler
Clubs: 2 Appearances: 156

8) Mario Melchiot
Clubs: 2 Appearances: 122

9) Curtis Davies
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 115

10) Jake Livermore
Clubs: 1 Appearances: 119

Most expensive purchases
Fee from transfermarkt

1) Joelinton – £39.60m
Hoffenheim to Newcastle

2) Callum Wilson – £20.03m
Bournemouth to Newcastle

3) Allan Saint-Maximin – £16.20m
Nice to Newcastle

4) Jamal Lewis – £14.85m
Norwich to Newcastle

5) Asamoah Gyan – £14.40m
Rennes to Sunderland

6) Michael Turner – £12.24m
Hull to Sunderland

7) Abel Hernández – £10.80m
Palermo to Hull

8) Darren Bent – £10.62m
Tottenham to Sunderland

9) Scott Hogan – £9.45m
Brentford to Aston Villa

10) Emile Heskey – £8.39m
Liverpool to Birmingham

 

Biggest wins:
September 23, 2020: Carabao Cup: Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle United
January 16, 2016: Championship: Hull 6-0 Charlton
December 28, 2013: Premier League: Hull 6-0 Fulham
January 21, 2006: Premier League: Birmingham 5-0 Portsmouth
September 18, 2001: Championship: Crystal Palace 5-0 Grimsby

 

Heaviest defeats:
March 21, 2006: FA Cup: Birmingham 0-7 Liverpool
January 16, 2010: Premier League: Chelsea 7-2 Sunderland
September 29, 2019: Premier League: Leicester 5-0 Newcastle
April 3, 2011: Premier League: Manchester City 5-0 Sunderland
July 8, 2020: Premier League: Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle

 

Opponents to have inflicted most defeats on Bruce:
Arsenal – P32 W2 D6 L24
Manchester United – P27 W1 D5 L21
Chelsea – P28 W3 D5 L20
Manchester City – P28 W4 D6 L18
Tottenham – P27 W4 D8 L15

 

Opponents beaten most often by Bruce:
Bolton – P26 W16 D2 L8
Sunderland – P18 W13 D4 L1
Blackburn – P28 W12 D7 L9
Fulham – P30 W9 D12 L9
Sheffield Wednesday – P15 W9 D2 L4

 

Bruce’s most-faced managers:
Arsene Wenger – P27 W2 D6 L19 PPG: 0.44
David Moyes – P22 W4 D7 L11 PPG: 0.86
Sam Allardyce – P19 W7 D5 L7 PPG: 1.37
Sir Alex Ferguson – P18 W0 D4 L14 PPG: 0.22
Mark Hughes – P17 W4 D4 L9 PPG: 0.94

 

Managers against whom Bruce has most wins: 
Mick McCarthy and Neil Warnock  – 9 wins
Sam Allardyce, Harry Redknapp – 7 wins
Nigel Clough, Ian Holloway, Owen Coyle – 6 wins

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