Tim Stevens Player Profile
Debut: Morecambe (H, 0-3), 07/09/1997
A New Zealand international, striker Tim Stevens came to Boro’ on a short-term deal in late 1997 after trials at both Reading and Bournemouth. In his brief stint, he showed us some tantalising glimpses of his striking talent; a favourable return of three goals from six starts and three sub outings not bad at all.
Having enjoyed a successful stint in his native New Zealand with North Shore United before his attempts to start a career in English football, Stevens won a number of awards. This followed a successful National League campaign with the club he first joined as a senior player in 1993.
He made a brief return to North Shore United after his spell in England, as well as Waitakere, before moving onto Football Kingz. Although based in Auckland, the club had been granted special FIFA dispensation to compete in the Australian National Soccer League setup. That was because, at the time, New Zealand was unable to support a fully-professional league.
The Kingz have since been replaced in what became known as the Hyundai A-League by Wellington Phoenix.