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Former Blue Stephen passes away

Former Pompey player Jimmy Stephen

Former Pompey player Jimmy Stephen

 

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.

 

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