|Full name||Stefan Steve Payne|
|Date of birth||10 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Lambeth, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
(on loan from Barnsley)
|2011||→ Braintree Town (loan)||2||(3)|
|2017–||→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)||11||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:41, 23 April 2017 (UTC).
Payne played for Croydon youth team during the 2008–09 season and broke into the first team towards the tail end of the campaign and impressed Sutton United officials during a youth league game against the team. In the summer of 2009, Payne signed a contract with Sutton for the 2009–10 season. He made an immediate impact, scoring a hat-trick in the club's first league game of the season, a 4–0 win over Margate.
He quickly attracted attention from Football League scouts. In September 2009, Fulham offered Payne and Sutton a contract. It was thought to be worth a six-figure-sum for Sutton. Although Fulham could not officially sign a player outside the transfer window, Payne joined the reserve squad in October. He played many games for the reserve team but did not break into the first team.
During the 2010 close-season, Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler revealed his eagerness to sign Payne, eventually joining Gillingham on a free transfer in June 2010, signing a two-year contract. Payne played several pre-season friendlies and made his first professional football appearance in the first league game of the season, against Cheltenham Town. In February 2011, Payne went to Braintree Town on a one-month loan, and scored a hat-trick in his second appearance to help beat Basingstoke Town 5–2.
Payne scored his first goal for Gillingham in the 6–1 away win over Hereford United on 17 September 2011.
On 27 January 2012, he signed for Aldershot Town, and in February the club's official website announced that he had been sent out on loan to Sutton United until the end of the season. Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth said that Payne needed to play regular football, but on 22 February, the Sutton Guardian announced that Payne's contract at Aldershot had been cancelled and that Sutton had got the player for nothing.
- "Stefan Payne profile". Gillingham F.C. site. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
- "Sutton United 1–3 Croydon: Youth Report". Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- Stuart Amos (8 September 2009). "Payne's Fulham move hangs on scan". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- "Gillingham set to sign Andy White and Stefan Payne". BBC News. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- "GILLS LAND YOUNG STRIKE PAIR". Gillingham F.C. official website. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- "Gillingham vs Cheltenham: Match Report". Gillingham F.C. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- "Iron Add Payne for a Month". Pitchero Non-League. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- "Striker leaves on loan". Aldershot Town F.C. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
- Amos, Stuart (22 February 2012). "Sutton snap up ex-Fulham Youngster". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "Hornchurch enjoy nice hamlet trip". Romford Recorder. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Whites sign Payne". Dover Athletic. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "Stefan Payne joins Town". Shrewsweb. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.