Stacey, Stephen

Birth Date

27th August 1944

Birthplace

Bristol, England

Occupation

Full-Back

Biographical Text

Stacey signed a full contract with Bristol City in November 1961 having been an apprentice with the Ashton Gate club. He had previously played for local club Sneyd Park.

In over four years with them as a full professional he never made a league outing, but that all changed when he signed for Wrexham in February 1966.

He was to play in 105 league games and score six goals for Wrexham, before being transferred to Ipswich Town in September 1968 for £22,000, where he made his debut against Liverpool.

Stacey only played three league games for them however, and also had loan spells with Chester (December 1969), and Charlton Athletic (January 1970), playing one game for each club and scoring once for the latter.

Signing for Bristol City in September 1970, he only played nine games for them, until a transfer took him to Exeter City in July 1971.

The City directors asked the Supporters Club to fund the transfer which they agreed to do, only it was later discovered that the City had paid the fee anyway, before they had asked for the money!

Stacey made his debut for the Grecians in a 4-0 opening day of the season defeat at Southport tin August 1971. He was to stay at St James’ Park for two seasons, prior to signing for Bath City.

Stacey, who was the first ‘black’ player to appear for Exeter City, later moved to Australia and lived in Perth.

Appearances

57

Appearances as Substitute

2

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