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Byron Stevenson

Position Defender
Born 07 Sep 1956, Llanelli (Wales)
Height 185 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Wales: 15 full, 3 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Sep 1973 01 Mar 1982 110 5  
Birmingham City 01 Mar 1982 01 Jul 1985 74 3  
Bristol Rovers 01 Jul 1985 01 Jun 1986 31 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1974 - 1975 1  0  0  0  0 
1975 - 1976 0(1)  0  0  0  0 
1976 - 1977 10  0  0  0  0 
1977 - 1978 3(2)  0  0  0  0 
1978 - 1979 14(1)1 2  4  0  0 
1979 - 1980 25(1)  1  21 2  0 
1980 - 1981 17(1)2 0  0  0  0 
1981 - 1982 18(1)1 2  1(1)  0  0 
Total 88(7)4 5  7(1)1 2  0 

Jabba's Comments

Byron Stevenson came through the junior ranks and looked set to be a long-term replacement for Norman Hunter or Jack Charlton in the middle of the defence, but he never really found himself a week-in, week-out position, playing at left and right back, in the centre of defence and also in midfield. He was well-established in the Welsh national side when he totally lost it in an international in Turkey and found himself banned from European competitions for 4 years. In 1982, Leeds were desperate for a striker - so desperate that they were prepared to sign Frank Worthington - and Stevenson went to Birmingham in exchange.

Martin Cox says: Byron Stevenson lived in the next street to me when I was a kid - couldn't believe it whan I found out a Peacocks player was living fifty yards away - met him when we were out trick or treatin' - he was most generous - 50p each I seem to remember (there was about eight of us and it was 20 years ago !) - he gave us all an autograph, even though he was obviously busy with his young family,he seemed to have plenty of time for us,and we were dead chuffed to have met a real life footballer ! Seemed like a top bloke, but shortly after he moved out when Leeds transfered him.

Neil Spofforth says: He worked at my old school in the early 90's. John Smeaton High School

Stephen Carney says: i lived 3 doors from byron stevenson when he played for birmingham city.I was about the same age as his son about 7 he used to play football in the street with us when he came home from training. He was a top man.He took me and my brother down the blues vrs albion one year pat van den hauwe also lived on the same road and we picked him up on the way.

Byron Stevenson says: Byron is now back in his native country Llanelli where he's been for the last 4 years after leaving the publican business.

Kim Battersby-Hill (nee Campbell) says: I was on holiday in Ibiza with a friend back in the late 70's and we were staying at an hotel in Portinatx and Byron Stephenson was at the same hotel with his family. It was a big thrill for my friend and I as we were big Leeds fans at the time. We never plucked up enough courage to speak to him but we took photos and stared from a distance.

Pete Pattenden says: I used to live with Byron in the 70's when he was a young Leeds united player. I lost touch with him when I went overseas to live in the Middle East in 1978. I followed his career for a year or so but didn't ever hear very much about him. Good to know that he continued his career for a few more years



 

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