|Full name Mathew Antony Stevens|
Current team Barnet
|Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Place of birth Surrey, England
Name Mathew Stevens
|Date of birth (1998-02-12) 12 February 1998 (age 17)|
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Mathew Antony "Matty" Stevens (born 12 February 1998) is an English footballer and former amateur boxer. He plays as a forward for Peterborough United.
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- Boxing career
- Peterborough United
- Career statistics
Stevens was born into a boxing family – grandfather Les Stevens was a professional boxer who fought John Conteh in 1974. Stevens, who fought out of Pinewood Starr ABC in Crowthorne and once sparred with Tim Witherspoon, won four national titles during his brief career at youth level. In 2011, he won the ABAE Schools national title and the GB Schoolboy 3 Nations title, repeating the feat again in 2012. Stevens was undefeated during his boxing career.
Stevens quit boxing aged 15, although while still fighting he was part of the youth teams at Aldershot Town, Farnborough, and Reading, where he scored 32 goals in the 2013–14 season at U-16 level. Stevens joined Barnet in the summer of 2014 on a two-year scholarship. Impressive goal scoring form for the youth team early in the season saw him make his senior debut against Alfreton Town on 6 September 2014, coming on as a substitute for Sam Togwell after 82 minutes, becoming Barnet's youngest ever player aged 16 years and 204 days, a record previously held by Mauro Vilhete (a record lost to Dwight Pascal in 2016). His first senior goal for the Bees came in the FA Trophy against Concord Rangers on 16 December 2014 – scoring a Panenka penalty – and also becoming Barnet's youngest ever goalscorer. Stevens scored 57 goals in all competitions (including youth games) in the 2014–15 season – attracting interest from larger clubs, including Swansea City, who had a £250k offer for Stevens rejected in May 2015. A bid was also received from Crystal Palace with both Manchester United and Manchester City sending scouts to watch him play.
Stevens scored six times for the Bees in 2015–16 pre-season, and made his Football League debut when he came on as an 87th-minute substitute for Michael Gash against Leyton Orient on 8 August 2015. Barnet transfer listed Stevens in January 2016 after he turned down two contract offers from the club. Stevens scored his first league goal for the Bees against AFC Wimbledon on 20 January 2016.
Stevens signed for Peterborough United on 1 July 2016, signing a three-year deal.
Stevens signed for Sligo Rovers on loan on 14 January 2017. He scored three goals in twleve appearances for Sligo. Stevens joined Kettering Town on loan in August 2017. He scored twice on his debut against Rushall Olympic on 5 August 2017.