Dale Stephens (footballer)

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Dale Stephens
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Personal information
Full name Dale Christopher Stephens[1]
Date of birth (1989-06-12) 12 June 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2007 Bury
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Bury 9 (1)
2007 Hyde United (loan) 4 (0)
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 102 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:12, 1 March 2017 (UTC).

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

Career[edit]

Stephens with Brighton & Hove Albion in 2016

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Stephens joined Oldham Athletic on 1 July 2008 after rejecting a new deal at Bury.[2] On 9 March 2010, he scored his first goal for Oldham in a 2–0 win over Leyton Orient.[3]

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 on 4 September 2009, where he 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.[4] 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 at the end of the first half.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] Stephens scored his first goal of the 2015–16 season with a strike against Rotherham United, in a 2–1 win. He followed this up with goals against Bolton Wanderers (2–2 draw), Cardiff (1–1 draw), QPR (2–2 draw), Cardiff (4–1 loss), and Burnley (2–2 draw). He formed a vital partnership with Beram Kayal, and would play an integral part in the side that would go 21 league games unbeaten.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bury 2006–07[8] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007–08[9] League Two 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
Hyde United (loan) 2007–08[10] Conference North 4 0 4 0
Droylsden (loan) 2007–08[11] Conference Premier 7 0 7 0
Oldham Athletic 2008–09[12] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[13] League One 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
2010–11[14] League One 34 9 1 1 1 0 1[a] 0 37 10
Total 60 11 1 1 1 0 1 0 63 12
Rochdale (loan) 2009–10[13] League Two 6 1 6 1
Southampton (loan) 2010–11[14] League One 6 0 6 0
Charlton Athletic 2011–12[15] League One 30 5 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 31 5
2012–13[16] Championship 28 2 1 0 0 0 29 2
2013–14[17] Championship 26 3 2 0 2 1 30 4
Total 84 10 3 0 2 1 1 0 90 11
Brighton & Hove Albion 2013–14[17] Championship 14 2 0 0 14 2
2014–15[18] Championship 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
2015–16[19] Championship 45 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 7
Total 75 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 11
Career total 251 34 7 1 3 1 2 0 263 36
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Charlton Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 12. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Oldham swoop for Bury's Stephens". BBC Sport. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Oldham 2 Leyton Orient 0". Oldham Athletic FC. 9 March 2010. Archived from the original on 11 April 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Stephens Signs For Saints". Southampton FC. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Saints continue top-two charge". Sky Sports. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Addicks seal double deal". Charlton Athletic FC. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Seagulls Sign Stephens". Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 30 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2007/2008 - Hyde". Hyde United FC. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2007/2008 - Droylsden". Charlton Athletic FC. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Dale Stephens in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

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