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.

During the 1970's and early 80's Dennis Stevens ran a gents outfitters shop, trading under his own name, at the Harwood Precinct, Bolton. At the same time he took evening training at Leverhulme Park, Bolton, for non league football team Little Lever.


  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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