Author Profile - Gary Stevens

Author of: How To Be A Star At The Back, How To Be A Star Striker, How To Be A Star Keeper and How To Be A Star In Midfield (Goal! series).

Gary first came to prominence when he broke into the Brighton & Hove Albion first team whilst still a teenager. He was soon established as one of the rising stars of the First Division.

Gary joined Tottenham Hotspur for £300,000 later that Summer. He went on to make nearly 200 appearances for Spurs over the next six years, winning the UEFA Cup in 1984. He also won seven full England caps during his time at White Hart Lane and played in the 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico.

Gary Stevens is also a successful soccer coach. He holds the UEFA ‘A’ coaching award, among others. He was the Assistant Academy Director at Charlton Athletic FC and also head coach of the club’s reserve team. They won their league in Gary’s first season in charge.

In recent years Gary has also developed the successful Ball School in Tunbridge Wells, were he coaches young players in the skills of the game.