Danny Stevens (footballer)

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Danny Stevens
Personal information
Full name Danny Robert Stevens
Date of birth (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Unattached
Number N/A
Youth career
0000–2005 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Luton Town 1 (0)
2007–2013 Torquay United 181 (25)
2014 Torquay United 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:00, 10 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Danny Robert Stevens (born 26 November 1986 in Enfield) is an English professional football winger who currently plays for Torquay United in conference. He can play on either the left or right flank.

Career[edit]

After being spotted whilst playing for Brimsdown Rovers' Junior teams, Stevens joined Tottenham Hotspur as an eight-year-old and progressed to an apprenticeship. He was released by Tottenham and joined Luton Town in March 2005. He made his league debut on 30 April 2006, as a second-half substitute for Dean Morgan in the 1–1 draw away to Burnley, Luton conceding an equaliser just three minutes after Stevens' introduction. He was awarded a new contract in 2006,[1] but did not feature the following season and was released by Luton in May 2007.[2]

Following a pre-season trial, Stevens was signed by Torquay manager Paul Buckle on a one-year contract on 20 July 2007. He made his Torquay debut as a substitute in the first game of the season, and scored his first senior level goal after coming off their bench in their second, against Aldershot Town on 15 August 2007.

On 11 November 2007, Stevens scored two goals live on BBC television which completed a FA Cup upset; a 4–1 win over West Country rivals Yeovil Town.

In the summer of 2008, Stevens signed a new one-year contract with Torquay United.

On 13 June 2009, Stevens collected the 2008–09 Young Player of the Year award at the Football Conference Congress Awards, after winning promotion to the Football League through the Conference after beating Cambridge United 2–0 at Wembley Stadium on 17 May 2009.

At the start of 2010, Stevens' replica shirt replaced Chris Hargreaves' on Soccer AM after the latter's move to Oxford United in the January transfer window.

In the summer of 2011, Stevens signed a new two-year deal with Torquay United.

On 9 May 2013, Torquay confirmed that Stevens was one of seven players released by new manager Alan Knill.[3]

Following his release from Torquay, he had trials at Leyton Orient and Aldershot Town,[4] but failed to earn a contract at either club.

On 30 January 2014, Torquay signed Stevens on a short contract until the end of the season;[5] he subsequently made the first appearance of his second spell with the club as a substitute against Accrington Stanley on 22 February 2014. He made his first start against Burton Albion on 25 February 2014. He left the club in the summer.

Career statistics[edit]

[6]

As of 10 March 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Luton Town 2005–06 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Torquay United 2007–08 Conference 29 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 34 4
2008–09 Conference 31 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 5
2009–10 League Two 27 1 3 0 1 0 2 2 33 3
2010–11 League Two 37 3 4 0 1 0 3 0 45 3
2011–12 League Two 41 8 2 2 1 0 1 0 45 10
2012–13 League Two 16 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 3
2013-14 League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 184 25 14 4 3 0 10 2 211 28
Career totals 185 25 14 4 3 0 10 2 212 28
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the 2007–08 FA Trophy, 2009–10 Football League Trophy, 2010–11 Football League Trophy, 2010–11 League Two play-offs, 2011–12 League Two play-offs & 2012–13 Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Danny Stevens career stats at Soccerbase