Born in Cardiff, Welsh forward Stephens signed for City at the age of 17 from junior football in the South Wales valleys. He was mainly used as a reserve team player for his first three seasons but as he gained experience and reputation, he was used more in the mid-1950s. When the Tigers dropped to Division Three North in 1956 Stephens career was resurgent and he was ever present during 1956/57, scoring 12 goals in League and Cup. Stephens form continued into the next season but his time to an end during the 1958 close season, when he signed for Swindon Town.
Stephens struggled for first team action at Swindon and after a year and a half at the County Ground he switched to Coventry in February 1960. That summer he refused a new contract and drifted out of the game.
Stephens was a schoolboy international for Wales and won a Wales Under-23 cap in 1958 against England.
Stephens died in 1972.
Date/Place of Birth: 26 June 1935, Cardiff
Hull City First Game: 7 February 1953, Huddersfield Town H (Division Two), 17 years, 226 days old
Hull City Final Game: 17 March 1958, Tranmere Rovers H (Division Three North), 22 years, 264 days old
Hull City (1952-1958), Swindon Town (1958-1960), Coventry City (1960)
Hull City Record
Career: 103 apps, 22 goalsJohnny Stephens