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Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens

Clubs played for: Ipswich Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth (1977-1992)

Born: 1962

Birthplace: Hillingdon

Position: Defender

Biography: 7 England caps. Former England international who was forced to quit the game due to injury after only a year with Pompey. Although born in Hillingdon, his first club had been Brighton & Hove Albion, where he starred in an FA Cup run and attracted the interest of Spurs, who took him back to north London for £350,000 in 1983. The defender come midfielder spent six years at White Hart Lane and won seven England caps. Frank Burrows initially signed him on loan in January 1990 but made the move permanent after a series of impressive displays. He injured one of his knees in a match against Plymouth in March 19991 and despite an artificial cruciate ligament being inserted, he never fully recovered and had to quit the game. After a short time as manager of Petersfield United, Stevens became sales director of a firm selling coolpacks and heatpacks. Latterly he been a regular presenter on television and radio for Sky and Talksport. Is currently Tony Adams's assistant at Gabala FC in Azerbaijan

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