| Bolton, England|
| Dale Christopher Stephens|
(1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 (age 26)
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. (#6 / Midfielder)
Dale Stephens (footballer) Wikipedia
Dale Christopher Stephens (born 12 December 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.
Stephens was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Stephens joined Oldham Athletic on 1 July 2008 after rejecting a new deal at Bury. On 9 March 2010, he scored his first goal for Oldham in a 2–0 win over Leyton Orient.
On 14 August 2009, Stephens joined Rochdale on a month loan. He made his debut in a 3–3 draw with Morecambe on 4 September 2009, where he scored the equaliser. It was later extended by another month. On 12 October he extended the loan spell for a third time.
On 24 March 2011, Stephens signed on loan for Southampton until the end of the season. He made his debut as a substitute in a 3–2 victory over MK Dons. He started days later against Charlton Athletic but had to be stretchered off at the end of the first half.
On 29 June 2011, Stephens signed a three-year contract for Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee, estimated to be around £350,000.
On 30 January 2014, Stephens signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee. Stephens scored his first goal of the 2015–16 season with a strike against Rotherham United, in a 2–1 win. He followed this up with goals against Bolton Wanderers (2–2 draw), Cardiff (1–1 draw), QPR (2–2 draw), Cardiff (4–1 loss), and Burnley (2–2 draw). He formed a vital partnership with Beram Kayal, and would play an integral part in the side that would go 21 league matches unbeaten.As of match played 12 August 2017
Charlton AthleticFootball League One champions: 2011–12
Brighton & Hove AlbionEFL Championship runners-up: 2016–17