Nigel Stevenson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nigel Stevenson
Personal information
Full name Nigel Charles Ashley Stevenson
Date of birth (1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1974–1975 Swansea City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1987 Swansea City 259 (15)
1985–1986 Cardiff City (loan) 14 (0)
1986 Reading (loan) 3 (0)
1987–1989 Cardiff City 68 (2)
1989–1992 Merthyr Tydfil ? (?)
1992–1993 Llanelli 36 (2)
1993–1994 Maesteg Park 35 (1)
1998–1999 Haverfordwest County 11 (0)
National team
Wales U21
1982 Wales 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nigel Charles Ashley Stevenson (born 2 November 1958) is a former Wales international footballer.

Club career[edit]

Stevenson began his career at his hometown side Swansea City, making his debut in 1976 in a match against Southport. He quickly established himself in the first team and stayed with the team throughout their rise from Division Four to Division One and their subsequent fall back down to Division Four. After reaching a decade at the club he was awarded a testimonial against Spanish side Real Sociedad, managed by his former Swansea manager John Toshack. However soon after Stevenson found himself ousted from the side and he spent time on loan at Cardiff City and Reading.

After impressing in Cardiff's battle against relegation during his loan spell at the end of the 1985–86 season, he joined the side on a permanent basis at the end of the following year on a free transfer, after making over 250 appearances for Swansea City. In his first season at Ninian Park, he helped the side to win promotion to Division Three and claim the Welsh Cup. He left the following year after making just over 70 appearances, moving into non-league football with Merthyr Tydfil. He later enjoyed spells at Llanelli, Maesteg Park and Haverfordwest County.

International career[edit]

During his career, Stevenson won four caps for Wales, making his international debut on 27 April 1982 in a 1-0 defeat against England. He made another three appearances in 1982, starting matches against Scotland, Northern Ireland and Norway.[1]


Cardiff City


  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ "Wales - international results - 1980-1989". Retrieved 2009-06-21. 

External links[edit]