Dennis Stevens

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Dennis Stevens
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-11-30)30 November 1933
Place of birth Dudley, England
Date of death 20 December 2012(2012-12-20) (aged 79)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1962 Bolton Wanderers 273 (90)
1962–1965 Everton 120 (20)
1965–1966 Oldham Athletic 33 (0)
1966–1968 Tranmere Rovers 32 (3)
Total 458 (113)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dennis Stevens (30 November 1933 – 20 December 2012) was an English footballer, born in Dudley, who played in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers.[1]

Stevens began his career with Bolton Wanderers and established himself in the side as a scheming inside forward, winning the FA Cup in 1958. He joined Everton in 1962 as cover, shortly before Bobby Collins moved to Leeds United.[2] He became a vital member of Everton's midfield, being an ever-present in the League over two seasons[3][4] and a League Championship medal in 1963. After leaving Everton, he played for Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers.[2]

Stevens was the cousin of Manchester United and England player Duncan Edwards who died as a result of the Munich Air Disaster.[5] Stevens died on 20 December 2012 after a long illness.[6][7][8]

Before Bolton's game with Birmingham City on 29 December 2012, a minutes applause was impeccably observed in Stevens honour by not only supporters of Bolton but also those of Birmingham who had made the journey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dennis Stevens". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Everton Legends N–S". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Everton Season Stats 1962–1963". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Everton Season Stats 1963–1964". Everton F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Sharrock, Gordon (15 January 2009). "September 14, 1957 - Division One: Wanderers 4 Manchester United 0". The Bolton News. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Dennis Stevens Passes Away". Everton F.C. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Club Statement: Dennis Stevens". Bolton Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wanderers legend Dennis Stevens dies". Bolton News. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 

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