(born 28 December 1981) is an English football striker
who is a free agent following his release from Portsmouth
Born in Manchester
, Webber began his career as a trainee with Manchester United
, but failed to cement a first team place and spent loan spells with Port Vale
before joining Watford on a permanent basis. After two years with Watford, Webber joined Sheffield United
for the second half of the 2004–05 season. That loan also became a permanent transfer at the end of the season, and during the 2005–06 season, Webber's goals helped Sheffield United to promotion to the Premier League
for 2006–07. Three years later, after scoring 20 goals in 107 league appearances for the Blades, Webber's contract was allowed to expire and he was released from the club. He then joined Portsmouth for an injury-plagued two year spell.
After a number of appearances for the club's youth team during the 1997–98 season, Webber began his footballing career as a trainee at Manchester United
in July 1998. After scoring 16 goals in 11 appearances for the Under-17 side, including five goals against Fulham
, Webber was rewarded with a professional contract on 28 December 1998. Despite only scoring one more goal between then and the end of the 1998–99 season, Webber finished as the Under-17s' top scorer.
He progressed to the Under-19s in 1999–2000, for whom he scored 11 goals in 14... Read More