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Jimmy Stephen - Portsmouth FC 1949 to 1955
Published on Tuesday 6 November 2012
Former Pompey player Jimmy Stephen has sadly passed away.
Stephen, who played for the Blues between 1949-1955, died on Monday.
He was 90 years of age.
The Scotland international made 103 appearances for Pompey after being signed by then boss Bob Jackson for £15,000, which at the time was a record fee for a full-back.
He made his debut in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Fratton Park on November 26, 1949.
Released in May 1955, he joined Yeovil, before becoming player/manager at Bridgewater.
He then played for Newport and Waterlooville.
Pompey Mourn Jimmy Stephen
Tuesday 6 November 2012
Former Pompey and Scotland full-back Jimmy Stephen has passed away at the age of 90.
Jimmy joined the Blues in 1949 after manager Bob Jackson spotted him playing for an RAF XI at Craven Cottage.
He signed from Bradford Park Avenue for £15,000 and made his debut in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Fratton Park in November 1949.
But, as he was still enlisted in the RAF, that was his solitary appearance in 1949/50 as Pompey won the second of their back-to-back league titles.
Jimmy made 103 league and cup appearances in a Blues shirt and also won five caps for Scotland.
He left Pompey to join Yeovil in 1955 and went on to become player/manager at Bridgewater. He also played for Newport IOW and Waterlooville.
Portsmouth Football Club send their deepest condolences to Jimmy’s family and friends.