Former Sheffield United striker named in top 100 change-makers of 2020 by The Big Issue

An “awe-inspiring” former Sheffield United striker has been named among Britain’s top 100 change-makers in 2020.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 3:31 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 2:05 pm

Geoff Horsfield, who played for Sheffield United between 2006 and 2008, features in The Big Issue’s list of one hundred people and organisations they believe can “make things better” across Britain in the next year.

Geoff, who cost the Blades £1.2 million when he signed from West Brom, has been nominated for his foundation work which provides safe and secure supported accommodation for vulnerable adults within the West Midlands.

Originally from Barnsley, the 46-year-old worked as a bricklayer before making it as a professional footballer. But post-retirement he put his trade to good use by helping build houses for vulnerable people. He has also worked with the Royal British Legion to help veterans.

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The Big Issue editor Paul McNamee said: “This is the second time we have dedicated an entire edition of the magazine to celebrating 100 awe-inspiring people and organisations who we believe are changing the world in significant ways and giving us all hope for the future.

“They all deserve our attention and support for their tireless efforts to make a difference. These are the true champions of change in our society and The Big Issue is proud to shine a light on them.”

Having initially joined Sheffield United on loan in February 2006 before a permanent transfer, Geoff made just three appearances for the club and spent time on loan at Leeds United, Leicester City and Scunthorpe United before his release.

Former Sheffield United striker Geoff Horsfield, at the Halifax AFC prize-giving night, Shay Stadium