5 May 2007

Steve Penney

A contemporary of Lee Doherty, Martin McGaughey and Stephen McBride in the successful Linfield Youth side of the early-1980s, Stephen Penney didn’t make it at Windsor Park, but his career outstripped all the others in that team…

Name: Stephen Alexander Penney
Born: 16 January 1964, Ballymena
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 10.04 st
Position: Winger/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 17 Full Caps (1984-1988).
Club Honours: (with Brighton) Football League Division Three Runner-Up 1987/88.
Club Career:
Clubs................. --Seasons-- --League-- -FA Cup- -FL Cup- Other

Ballymena United ..... 80/81-83/84 .48 (6)/12
Brighton & Hove Albion 83/84-90/91 125(13)/14 12(0)/ 0 .9(0)/ 1 2(1)/0
Heart of Midlothian... 91/92.........3 (6)/ 0 .0(1)/ 0 .0(1)/ 0 1(0)/0
Burnley............... 92/93........10 (1)/ 3 .3(0)/ 0 .2(0)/ 0

Biography:
All of Steve Penney’s seventeen caps were won while playing for Brighton & Hove Albion, making him the club’s most capped player. Injury-troubled for much of his career, Penney retired in January 1994 having not played for over a year.

More to follow.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:

16-10-1984 Israel........ H W 3-0 FR
11-09-1985 Turkey........ A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania....... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-11-1985 England....... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France........ A D 0-0 FR
26-03-1986 Denmark....... H D 1-1 FR
23-04-1986 Morocco....... H W 2-1 FR
03-06-1986 Algeria....... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain......... N L 1-2 WCF
15-10-1986 England....... A L 0-3 ECQ
12-11-1986 Turkey........ A D 0-0 ECQ
18-02-1987 Israel........ A D 1-1 FR 1 Goal
23-03-1988 Poland........ H D 1-1 FR
27-04-1988 France........ H D 0-0 FR
21-05-1988 Malta......... H W 3-0 WCQ 1 Goal
14-09-1988 Rep of Ireland H D 0-0 WCQ
21-12-1988 Spain......... A L 0-4 WCQ



Summary: 17/2. Won 4, Drew 10, Lost 3.


With thanks to Neil Coleman from BUFC.com.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

steve penney is my dad! love from danielle penney! LOVE YOU DAD!!

Mark said...

You can be very proud of him Danielle! I've been going to Brighton regularly for over 30 years, and he still ranks as one of my all time favourote Albion players. He was a class act, and an absolute joy to watch play. Poetry in motion.

Neil Coleman said...

Stephen Penney's stats at Ballymena United

Signed in August 1979 by Alan Campbell but played in Reserves under Alex McKee.

Debut on 11th April 1981 v Coleraine (Irish League) - won 2-0

1980/81 - 3 apps (2 + 1 sub) 1 gls
1981/82 - 4 apps (2 + 2 sub) 0 gls
1982/83 - 32 apps (30 + 2 sub) 8 gls
1983/84 - 15 apps (14 + 1 sub) 3 gls

Total - 54 apps (48 + 6 sub) 12 goals

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