mark stimson - fact file

1986 - 1989            defender

Born on 27th December 1967 in Plaistow, London, England.

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A London boy, Mark Stimson came through the Spurs youth ranks to make the first team, but only on two occasions.

Got his first team chance when Spurs played an under-strength side at Everton, just ahead of the 1987 FA Cup Final.

Moved to Newcastle United in the close season in 1989 and spent four years with the Geordies.  Was part of Kevin Keegan's promotion winning squad in 1991-92.

Moved to Portsmouth at the end of 1992 on loan and then permanently.  While there, he was put out on loan at Barnet before signing for Southend United, then Leyton Orient.  Dropped down into non-league with Canvey Island where he won the FA Trophy and then Grays Athletic.  Represented the National game side (the England Non-league team), becoming the first player outside the Conference to be selected, playing in the Rymans Premier at the time.

Went into coaching, helping the Spurs Academy with the youngsters for five years.  Carved out a good career as a non-league manager with Grays Athletic and Stevenage Borough, winning the FA Trophy three years running with Grays twice and then Stevenage from 2004-2007.

Quit as manager of Stevenage Borough in October 2007, before being appointed as the boss at Gillingham, but could not stop them being relegated to League Two at the end of the 2007-08 season.  Stimson achieved promotion via the play-offs the next season, but once more the team went back down and this lead to him being dismissed as manager at Priestfield, but on 1st June 2010, Mark took the helm at Barnet.

At Underhill, on a limited budget he struggle to move them up the table and with the team sitting bottom on New Year's Day, he was sacked from his post.  Taking a coaching role at Dagenham & Redbridge, Stimson was back in the manager's chair in September 2011, taking over at another financially stricken club - Kettering Town.  With players not being paid and players leaving as a consequence, things were very difficult at the Poppies, resulting in him leaving with the team in the bottom three in the table.

In May 2012, Mark returned to Essex, where he took over at Thurrock FC.

His son Charlie was an Academy striker with Spurs in 2007.

Regularly represents the Spurs Masters 5-a-side team.

NICKNAME :  Stimmo 


Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ?? - 11th May 1987  v Everton (away)  lost 0-1  1 + 1 as a sub 0
Leyton Orient ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
Gillingham 1988 Loan ??  18 ??
Newcastle United June 1989 200,000 ??  88 ??
Portsmouth 1992 Loan ??  ?? ??
Portsmouth 1993 100,000 ??  73 ??
Barnet ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
Southend United 1996 ?? ??  60 ??
Leyton Orient 1999 ?? ??  ?? ??
Canvey Island ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Grays Atheltic ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

England international
1 Non-league full cap;  0 goals
Under-21 caps; goals
FA Trophy winners medal 19-

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