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Kirk William Stephens (born 27 February 1955) is an English former football player, best known for his time at Luton Town and Coventry City.

Kirk Stephens
Personal information
Full name Kirk William Stephens
Date of birth (1955-02-27) 27 February 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1969–1973 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1978 Nuneaton Borough
1978–1984 Luton Town 227 (2)
1984–1986 Coventry City 34 (2)
Nuneaton Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Kirk Stephens started out as a schoolboy with local club Coventry City, but after four years on their books he was told he wasn't up to standard. Stephens joined non-League Nuneaton Borough, managed by a young David Pleat. After five years, Pleat moved on to Second Division side Luton Town, and one of his first signings for his new club was the 23-year-old Stephens. He made his debut on 19 August 1978, in a 6–1 home win over Oldham Athletic, and went on to play 227 times for the club, scoring twice.[1][2]

He was sold to his home town club Coventry City in 1984, and he played 34 times for them over two seasons before injury forced an end to his professional career. He returned to his former team Nuneaton Borough. He also played at Barnet scoring two goals [1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Kirk Stephens". Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3.