South Bank, Middlesbrough born full back Steve Buxton began his career with South Bank before joining Southern League club Brentford in 1908. Doing his time at Brentford he represented The Southern League on 7 occasions and in 1910 he represented The City of London against The City of Birmingham. After scoring 4 goals in 27 appearances, he was an ever present for The Bees in 1909-10 and 1910-11 before being signed by First Division club Oldham Athletic in August 1911 after 108 appearances for Brentford.
He went straight into Oldham’s first team but lost his place at the year end, and made only 5 more appearances in his first season at Boundary Park, where he was twice chosen to represent Lancashire against The Central League, but he spent most of 1911-12 in Oldham’s reserves when he only played 4 more first team matches, joining North Eastern League champions Darlington in the 1913 close season after 28 appearances for The Latics.
His career was then interrupted by the First World War, and after the War he returned to Feethams before joining Ashington in July 1920, where he represented the North Eastern League on 4 occasions in representative matches. When Ashington were elected to the new Third Division (North) in 1921, Buxton played in their inaugural Football League match, a 1-0 win over Grimsby Town that August, and made 24 appearances at left back during 1921-22. By now 35, he moved to Workington of the North Eastern League where he spent two seasons, before finishing his career playing amateur football for South Bank Gasworks, whom he joined in 1924.