Lewis Stevenson (Scottish footballer)

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Lewis Stevenson
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Personal information
Full name Lewis Stevenson
Date of birth (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Left-back
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Hibernian 190 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Scotland U19 3 (0)
2007–2008 Scotland U21[1] 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:52, 17 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:47, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Lewis Stevenson (born 5 January 1988) is a Scottish professional association football player who plays for Hibernian in the Scottish Championship. He can play as a full back or a midfielder. He is currently the longest serving player at the club, having made his debut in September 2005.

Career[edit]

Stevenson attended Balwearie High School in his home town of Kirkcaldy. He joined the Hibernian youth academy aged 14.[2] He made his competitive debut for Hibernian in a Scottish League Cup tie at Ayr United in September 2005, but did not make his first Scottish Premier League appearance until the opening day of the 2006–07 season. Stevenson became a first-team regular under the management of John Collins, and he was named man of the match in the 2007 Scottish League Cup Final victory.[3]

Stevenson scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Inverness CT on 26 February 2011.[4] The goal came after more than 100 appearances without one, and Stevenson admitted to not knowing what to do in celebration.[4]

Stevenson played regularly for Hibernian during the 2011–12 season, and won the fans' player of the year award.[5] This came during a season when Hibs struggled to avoid relegation and Stevenson admitted that there were few candidates for the fans to choose from.[5] Pat Fenlon, who made Stevenson team captain for one game, became Stevenson's sixth manager in seven years at Hibs during 2011–12.[5] His number of appearances during the 2011–12 season meant that his contract was automatically extended for another year.[6]

Early in the 2012–13 season, Stevenson suffered a broken toe during an Edinburgh derby match.[7] He returned to the first team three weeks ahead of schedule.[8] Stevenson provided cover at left-back for defensive injuries and he earned praise from Pat Fenlon for his performance in an Edinburgh derby victory in the 2012–13 Scottish Cup.[9] Stevenson was also used at right-back during the 2012–13 season.[10] He agreed a new two-year contract with Hibs in March 2013.[10]

In December 2013, Stevenson recorded his 200th competitive appearance for Hibs.[11] At this time, manager Terry Butcher deployed Stevenson as a left midfielder.[12] This change produced rewards, as Stevenson scored the second goal of his career in a game against Kilmarnock, then won a match-winning penalty kick against Hearts.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 August 2014[13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2005–06[14] 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07[15] 16 0 6 0 2 0 1 0 25 0
2007–08[16] 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2008–09[17] 29 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 32 0
2009–10[18][note 1] 10 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2010–11[19] 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
2011–12[20] 29 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 34 0
2012–13[21] 29 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
2013–14[22] 35 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 43 1
2014–15[23] 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 190 2 19 0 10 0 7 0 226 2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Soccerbase did not record an appearance made by Stevenson against Brechin City on 26 August 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis Stevenson – U21 Squad". www.scottishfa.co.uk (Scottish Football Association). 
  2. ^ "Hibs star Lewis Stevenson: We may be Scottish Cup finalists but SPL survival is our main aim". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 20 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Clive (18 March 2007). "Kilmarnock 1–5 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 
  4. ^ a b Hannan, Martin (27 February 2011). "Hibernian 2 – 0 Inverness CT: Hibs tap in to secret of booth". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Precious points mean prizes to Hibs’ Lewis Stevenson". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). 27 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stevenson Extends Stay". hibernianfc.co.uk (Hibernian F.C.). 20 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Hardie, David (16 August 2012). "Hibs midfielder Lewis Stevenson ruled out for six weeks". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hibs' midfielder defies doctor's expectations and may be in line for Celtic clash". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Fenlon dedicates Cup win to fans". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "New Hibernian deal for Lewis Stevenson". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hibernian midfielder Lewis Stevenson rues 'terrible' goal record". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Brown, Anthony (8 January 2014). "Ian Murray: Why Hibs can rely on Lewis Stevenson". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Lewis Stevenson career stats at Soccerbase
  14. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Lewis Stevenson in 2014/15". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2014.