David Stephens

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David Stephens
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Stephens playing for Barnet in 2013
Personal information
Full nameDavid Rhys Remington Stephens [1]
Date of birth (1991-10-08) 8 October 1991 (age 29) [1]
Place of birth Welwyn Garden City, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) [1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Boreham Wood
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2009 Norwich City
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2010 Norwich City 0 (0)
2010Lincoln City (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Hibernian 23 (0)
2012–2015 Barnet 130 (2)
2015– Boreham Wood 150 (6)
National team
2007–2008 Wales U17 11 (2)
2008–2010 Wales U19 7 (1)
2010–2012 Wales U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20:39, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:59, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

David Rhys Remington Stephens (born 8 October 1991) is a British footballer who plays as a defender. Stephens has previously played for Norwich City, Lincoln City and Hibernian. He has represented Wales at youth international levels up to and including the Wales under-21 team.

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Club career

Youth team at Norwich City

Born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, [1] Stephens joined Norwich City's Academy as a 13-year-old. He was initially preferred in a central midfield role, but is now primarily thought of as a central defender.

Professional career

Stephens signed a professional contract with Norwich in June 2009. His first team debut came on 6 October 2009, as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Gillingham in the Football League Trophy. [2] On 19 March 2010, Stephens joined Football League Two side Lincoln City on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season. [3]

Stephens signed for Scottish Premier League team Hibernian on a three-year deal in July 2010. [4] Stephens made his debut for Hibs as a substitute in the opening day 3–2 win at Motherwell on 15 August. [2] He made 29 appearances in just over two years with Hibs. [5]

Stephens left Hibs on 31 August 2012 and signed for Football League Two club Barnet. [5] [6] Stephens played regularly for Barnet, forming several different centre back partnerships throughout the course of the 2012–13 season. Stephens was voted Barnet's Player of the Season by supporters in 2012–13 and again in 2013–14. After promotion in 2014–15, Stephens rejected a new deal at Barnet and left the club on 1 July 2015. [7] In October of that year, Stephens joined Boreham Wood.

International career

Stephens made his debut for the Wales under-17 side on 27 August 2007 in a 2–1 friendly win over Belgium, [8] before scoring his first goal for the side two days later as a substitute during a second 2–1 victory over Belgium. [9] Having established himself in the team, he featured in all three matches of the first qualifying round as well as in two matches of the elite round of qualifying for the 2008 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, scoring his second under-17 goal in a 1–1 draw with Slovenia. [10] He made his final appearance at under-17 level on 19 July 2008 in a 1–0 defeat to Sweden. [11]

Three months later, Stephen moved up to the Wales under-19 squad, being handed his debut in a 0–0 draw with Montenegro on 30 September 2008. [12] He was also part of the unsuccessful under-19 squads for the qualifying rounds of both the 2009 and 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, scoring his first goal at under-19 level on 8 November 2009 in a 3–1 win over Macedonia. [13] He made his debut at under-21 level on 10 August 2010 in a 1–1 draw with Malta. [2] [14]

Honours

Barnet

Career statistics

As of 19 January 2021 [15] [16]
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Norwich City 2009–10 [17] League One 0000001 [lower-alpha 1] 010
Lincoln City (loan) 2009–10 [17] League Two 3000000030
Hibernian 2010–11 [18] Scottish Premier League 100000000100
2011–12 [19] 160001000170
2012–13 [20] 1000000010
Hibernian total270001000280
Barnet 2012–13 [20] League Two 42110001 [lower-alpha 1] 0441
2013–14 [21] Conference Premier 461202 [lower-alpha 2] 0501
2014–15 [22] 4203100451
Barnet total13026100301393
Boreham Wood 2015–16 [23] National League 181301 [lower-alpha 2] 0221
2016–17 [24] 211105 [lower-alpha 2] 0271
2017–18 [25] 411305 [lower-alpha 3] 0451
2018–19 [26] 362103 [lower-alpha 4] 0402
2019–20 [27] 301101 [lower-alpha 2] 0321
2020–21 [28] 40401 [lower-alpha 2] 090
Boreham Wood total15061301601796
Career total3108191102003509
  1. 1 2 Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Appearances in the FA Trophy
  3. Two appearances in FA Trophy, three appearances in National League play-offs
  4. Two appearances in FA Trophy, one appearance in Scottish Challenge Cup

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