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About General Stevenson:
“As a left back Stevenson for his size – he is only 5ft. 7in., and about 11st. – is really clever. He is all heart. The bigger the opponents and better he likes him, and it was his fearlessness, his sturdy tackling, and powerful kicking that drew the Millwall people to him. The East End club took the young man from Padiham a couple of seasons ago, and today there is no more popular man at the Isle of Dogs. A right down good servant, a man who takes an intense interest in his work, he is just the type of player after the heart of the shrewd ‘Dockers.'”
(Athletic News: February 29, 1905)

Born: January, 1875: Padiham (Lancashire), in England.
Passed away: January 31, 1961: Burnley (Lancashire), in England.
** Son of Nicholas and Sarah Stevenson.
** 1881 Census, address: Green Nook Hapton.
** 1891 Census, address: Waddington Fold, Padiham.
** August 11, 1894, married to Leanora Brown.
** 1901 Census, address: Stone Moor, Bottom Hapton, Burnley.
** 1911 Census, address: Boars Head Hotel, 51 Burnley Road, Accrington.

Position: Left back.

Height: 170 cm. (5ft. 7in.);
Weight: 70 kilos (11st.).

Career:
Hapton, 1893.
Padiham, 1888.
Liverpool: Signed: December 7, 1897.
* registered with the Football League: December 8, 1897.
* eligible for Liverpool in official matches: December 15, 1897.
* 1897-98: 0-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 8-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1899-00: 13-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Barnsley: Signed: 1900.
* 1900-01: 32-0 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1901-02: 22-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
Wellingborough: Signed: 1902.
* 1902-03: 27-0 (Southern League 1).
Millwall: Signed: 1903.
* 1903-04: 33-0 (Southern League 1);
* 1904-05: 32-3 (Southern League 1);
* 1905-06: 34-2 (Southern League 1);
* 1906-07: 27-0 (Southern League 1);
* 1907-08: 27-0 (Southern League 1);
* 1908-09: 35-0 (Southern League 1);
* 1909-10: 36-4 (Southern League 1).
Accrington Stanley: Signed: 1912.

Image(s):

Daily Express, January 17 – 1903.
General Stevenson 1903

Athletic News: February 13, 1905.

Sheffield Evening Telegraph, February 3 – 1906.

General Stevenson, Liverpool, Millwall

General Stevenson, Liverpool, Millwall

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