Dale Stephens (footballer)

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Dale Stephens
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Personal information
Full name Dale Christopher Stephens
Date of birth (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Bury 9 (1)
2007 Droylsden (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2011 Oldham Athletic 60 (11)
2009 Rochdale (loan) 6 (1)
2011 Southampton (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2014 Charlton Athletic 84 (10)
2014– Brighton & Hove Albion 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:29, 25 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Dale Christopher Stephens (born 12 December 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

He joined Oldham on 1 July 2008 after rejecting a new deal at Bury.[1] On 9 March 2010 Dale scored his first goal for Oldham in a 2–0 win against Leyton Orient[2]

Loans to Rochdale and Southampton[edit]

On 14 August 2009 Stephens joined Rochdale on a month loan. He made his debut in a 3–3 draw with Morecambe F.C on 4 September 2009, where he also scored the equaliser. It was later extended by another month. On 12 October he extended the loan spell for a third time.

On 24 March 2011 Stephens signed on loan for Southampton until the end of the season.[3] He made his debut as a substitute in a 3–2 victory over MK Dons. He started days later against Charlton Athletic but had to be stretchered off in the first half.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 29 June 2011, Stephens signed a three-year contract for Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee, estimated to be around £350,000.[4]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 30 January 2014, Stephens signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bury 2006–07 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Droylsden (loan) 2007–08 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Oldham Athletic 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
2010–11 34 9 1 1 1 0 1 0 37 10
Rochdale (loan) 2009–10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Southampton (loan) 2010–11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Charlton Athletic 2011–12 30 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 31 5
2012–13 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
2013–14 26 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 30 4
Brighton & Hove Albion 2013–14 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 186 25 7 1 3 1 2 0 198 27

Honours[edit]

Charlton Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oldham swoop for Bury's Stephens". BBC Sport. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10337~47938,00.html
  3. ^ "Stephens Signs For Saints". saintsfc.co.uk. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Addicks seal double deal". Charlton Athletic FC. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Seagulls Sign Stephens". Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 30 January 2014. 

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