Tim Stevens (footballer)

Last updated

Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens Footballer.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-11-14) 14 November 1972 (age 50)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
North Shore United
1997–1998 Stevenage Borough
North Shore United
Waitakere City
2000–2002 Football Kingz 23 (5)
North Shore United
International career
1997 New Zealand 4 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tim Stevens (born 14 November 1972) is a former footballer who played as a forward. He represented New Zealand at international level. [1]


Club career

Stevens played his junior football initially at Berowra in NSW and, from 1981, at New Zealand's East Coast Bays club in Auckland. He made his first team debut for Bays in the New Zealand Bluebird League in 1990. He was also selected for the New Zealand Youth Team in that year.[ citation needed ]

In 1992, he was signed by New Zealand, National League Club, North Shore United and was a key member of the North Shore team which won the Winfield Superclub Championship in 1994. He was first capped as an Auckland Representative in 1993 and toured Queensland with the Auckland Representative Team in 1994.[ citation needed ]

In 1997, still playing for North Shore United, in the National League, Stevens won the League's Golden Boot Award for most goals in the season. [2] In that same season he completed a clean sweep by winning League Player Of The Year, Auckland Player Of The Year, the New Zealand Media's Player Of The Year and by sharing the Player's Player Of The Year award with fellow All White Danny Hay. He was also a nomination for North Harbour Sportsman Of The Year.[ citation needed ]

Stevens trialed with a number of clubs in England in late 1997 including Reading and Bournemouth before being signed by Stevenage Borough where he played half a season scoring three times in five games. [3]

On returning to New Zealand he had brief spells back at North Shore United and at Waitakere before being signed by the Football Kingz, a professional team which competed in the Australian League.

He played for the Football Kingz in the National Soccer League [4] between 2000 and 2002 and had the 2003 season with North Shore United before retiring from competitive football.

International career

Called into the All White squad in 1994, Stevens made his international debut in a B international against the Danish Olympic side in 1995. He was a non-travelling reserve for the All White tour of South America that year.[ citation needed ]

Stevens played four official full internationals for New Zealand in June and July 1997, scoring on his debut in a 7–0 win over Papua New Guinea on 11 June. [5] He played in a 5–0 win over Fiji before being on the losing side 0-3 and 0–2 in his final two full internationals against Australia on 28 June and 6 July 1997. [5]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">New Zealand Knights FC</span> Former football club

New Zealand Knights Football Club were the only professional association football club in New Zealand before they became defunct. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, they played in the A-League, Australia's premier football competition and have since been replaced by the Wellington Phoenix.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Wynton Rufer</span> New Zealand footballer

Wynton Alan Whai Rufer is a New Zealand retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent more than a decade of his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, achieving his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles and finished the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. He was also a member of the New Zealand national team in its first FIFA World Cup appearance in 1982. He was named the Oceania Footballer of the Century by the Oceania Football Confederation.

Daniel John Hay is a retired New Zealand professional footballer who is currently the manager of the New Zealand national football team, New Zealand U-23, and New Zealand U-20. Hay played as a central defender for Premier League club Leeds United and National Soccer League side, Perth Glory. He also captained Waitakere United in the New Zealand Football Championship.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ivan Vicelich</span> New Zealand footballer

Ivan Robert Vicelich is a former New Zealand professional footballer.

Brad Scott is a former New Zealand soccer player, who played 2 full internationals and represented the U23 NZ side 17 times.

Chris Jackson is a former association football player who represented New Zealand. He last played for Dapto Dandaloo Fury FC.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jason Batty</span> New Zealand footballer and coach

Jason Alfred Batty is a New Zealand former professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper, and is the current New Zealand National Team Assistant/Goalkeeping Coach. Batty frequently represented the New Zealand national team in the 1990s.

Heremaia "Harry" Ngata is a former New Zealand association football player who played as a midfielder.

Stu Riddle is a former footballer who played as a striker. He is currently the head coach at D'Youville University and was formerly the head coach of the men's soccer team at Western Michigan University, University of Buffalo, and Northern Kentucky University.

Riki van Steeden is a former professional association football player, who played as a defender. He was part of the Auckland City team at the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, and played five times for the New Zealand national team in 1997.

Jeffrey Campbell is a New Zealand football player, who played for New Zealand and professionally for the Football Kingz. He ended his career in 2017 playing for Takapuna AFC. He has represented his country at U20, U23 and senior levels.

Aaran Franklyn Lines is a New Zealand retired association football player and former head coach of the Western New York Flash. He represented New Zealand at international level.

Jonathon Taylor is a New Zealand soccer player. He plays as a defender.

Raf de Gregorio is a New Zealand former professional association football player.

Paul-Mark Urlovic is a New Zealand former professional footballer who played as striker for Central United FC in the NRFL Premier Division. Urlovic previously played for Auckland City in the ASB Premiership and Oceania Champions League.

Sean Douglas is a New Zealand retired association football player, who is currently E-learning Development Manager for Oceania Football Confederation, and works with FIFA as a Technical Expert in Coach Education. After his playing career, Sean worked as a Coach and Coach Educator. He held Technical Director roles at Auckland Football Federation, and Football Federation Victoria. He then moved to Football Federation Australia where he spent 7 years, the majority as National Coach Education Manager. Sean is the Uncle to the incredibly talented and handsome Ben Sultana.

Campbell Banks is a footballer. He has represented New Zealand at international level.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ken Armstrong (footballer, born 1924)</span> English footballer

Kenneth Armstrong was an English association footballer who represented both England and New Zealand at national level.

Chadwick Reuben Coombes is a New Zealand born association footballer who plays as a midfielder for Waitakere United in the ASB Premiership. Before joining Auckland City in 2004, he played for the Football Kingz in the now defunct Australian NSL.

The Football Kingz were New Zealand's first professional football club. They played in the Australian National Soccer League from 1999 until their disestablishment in 2004, when they were replaced by the New Zealand Knights as an inaugural participant in the newly established Australian A-League.


  1. "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  2. "Honours Lists". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  3. "BoroGuide | Players | Tim Stevens |". www.boroguide.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  4. "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  5. 1 2 "A-International Lineups 1990-1999". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 19 November 2009.