Gary Stevens (footballer, born 1954)

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Gary Stevens
Personal information
Full name Gary Martin Stevens
Date of birth (1954-08-30) 30 August 1954 (age 59)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Striker / Defender
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
(Youth Team Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
197?–1978 Evesham United ? (?)
1978–1982 Cardiff City 150 (44)
1982–1986 Shrewsbury Town 150 (30)
1986–1987 Brentford 32 (10)
1987–1990 Hereford United 94 (10)
1999–2000 Knighton Town 23 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Martin Stevens (born 30 August 1954) is a former English professional footballer. He was born in Birmingham.

Stevens was playing non-league football for Evesham United while working at a Herefordshire chicken factory, when he was spotted by Cardiff City, and signed for the club during the summer of 1978 for a £4,000 fee. He made his debut in September of that year, during a 7–1 defeat against Luton Town, and scored his first goal a week later on his home debut in a 2–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers. Gary went on to score a total of thirteen goals in all competitions in his first year. The following year he finished as the clubs joint top scorer, along with Ray Bishop, scoring eleven goals, and went on to claim the award again during the 1981–82 season.

Following the end of the season he joined Shrewsbury Town for £20,000. He spent four years at the club before ending his career with spells at Brentford and Hereford United. He was also player coach at Mid Wales League side Knighton Town.

He is now a college tutor and the youth team coach at Cheltenham Town, alongside Colin Williams.

References[edit]

  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.