Paul Stephenson

NamePaul Stephenson
Born2nd January 1968 in Wallsend
RolePlayer, Youth team coach, Opposition Player
Period at Club1998-2007
Playing Record *158 Starts + 12 Subs = 170 Games (rank 72nd)
11 Goals (rank 160th)
Managerial Record *16 matches; 3 wins, 8 draws, 5 losses
InternationalsEngland Yth
* Competitive first team matches only

With a year to run on his contract, Stephenson seemed to be on his last chance at the club. His response was remarkable. Given an opportunity in central midfield, he grasped the chance with both hands, turning in a string of inspirational performances throughout the season. His speciality, a wonderfully disguised Cruyff turn, was regularly used to create space and change the direction of attack. Stephenson finished the season as the Supporters` Player of the Year.

Stephenson continued to be a consistent performer for the next two seasons before announcing his retirement from football in 2002. He was offered a position on the coaching staff and was appointed youth team coach in 2003, a position he held during the managerial reigns of Neale Cooper and Martin Scott. When Scott left the club in February 2006 with the first team languishing near the bottom of League One, Stephenson was handed the task of avoiding relegation. Unfortunately he failed to do so and the club returned to the Football League basement after a three year absence.

When Danny Wilson was appointed manager in the summer of 2006, Stephenson returned to youth team duties. However, he would not stay there long. After another eighteen months of good work with the juniors he left the club to join Glenn Roeder`s coaching staff at Norwich City, bringing a decade`s worth of service to an end.

DateEvent Description 
02 Jan 1968201Born in Wallsend 
17 Mar 199827Transferred to Pools from York City 
18 Apr 1998101Made first team debut in Football League match against Mansfield Town[view]
12 Aug 2002101Made last appearance for first team in Friendly match against Durham City[view]
17 Jul 20032Appointed Youth team coach 
03 Dec 20079Left post as Youth team coach. To take up position at Norwich City 

Appearances and Goals

Season First Team (League) First Team (Other) Reserves Youth Team
StartsSubsGoalsStartsSubsGoalsStartsSubsGoalsStartsSubsGoals
TOTALS 1369960 223210 811 000
1997/98  30000 00000 000 000
1998/99  243200 41000 000 000
1999/00  460510 81110 000 000
2000/01  400230 80100 000 000
2001/02  236020 21000 311 000
2002/03  00000 00000 500 000

Goals Breakdown

Competition Goals HomeAway/Neutral Scored 1Scored 2Scored 3+ Penalties
TOTALS 11 83 1100 0
Football League 9 63 900 0
League Cup 2 20 200 0
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1997/98 18 Apr 1998Football LeagueMansfield TownAD2-2Started0 00n/an/a
1997/98 25 Apr 1998Football LeagueCardiff CityHW2-0Started0 00n/an/a
1997/98 02 May 1998Football LeaguePeterborough UnitedAD0-0Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 08 Aug 1998Football LeagueCardiff CityHD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 11 Aug 1998League CupBolton WanderersAL0-1Sub0 00#000000#3CB371
1998/99 15 Aug 1998Football LeagueBarnetAW2-0Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 12 Sep 1998Football LeagueExeter CityHW4-3Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 19 Sep 1998Football LeagueRotherham UnitedAL0-3Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 26 Sep 1998Football LeaguePeterborough UnitedHL1-2Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 17 Oct 1998Football LeagueBrentfordAL1-3Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 20 Oct 1998Football LeagueChesterAD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 24 Oct 1998Football LeagueTorquay UnitedHW4-1Started1 00n/an/a
1998/99 31 Oct 1998Football LeagueBrighton and Hove AlbionAL2-3Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 07 Nov 1998Football LeaguePlymouth ArgyleHW2-0Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 10 Nov 1998Football LeagueMansfield TownHL1-2Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 14 Nov 1998FA CupCarlisle UnitedHW2-1Started0 00#000000#6495ED
1998/99 21 Nov 1998Football LeagueScarboroughAW2-1Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 28 Nov 1998Football LeagueSwansea CityHL1-2Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 05 Dec 1998FA CupFulhamAL2-4Started0 00#000000#6495ED
1998/99 08 Dec 1998Football League TrophyChesterAW2-1Started0 00#000000#DA70D6

Games featuring Paul Stephenson as an opposition player

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1993/94 09 Oct 1993Football LeagueBrentfordHL0-1Started0 00n/an/a
1996/97 26 Nov 1996FA CupYork CityAL0-3Started0 00#000000#6495ED

Games featuring Paul Stephenson as an opposition manager

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