Alex Stepney

Date of birth18 September 1942
Place of birthMitcham
NationalityEnglish
PositionGoalkeeper

After just one appearance for Chelsea, against Southampton, Alex Stepney moved on to Manchester United to become one of their greatest ever goalkeepers, over 12 seasons (1966-78), perhaps best remembered for a crucial save from Eusebio in the European Cup Final (1968). A calming influence, Alex was utterly reliable with wonderful reflexes. During the season 1973-74 he took over penalty kick duties successfully, scoring with two kicks and becoming joint leading scorer for a few weeks. His 539 appearances are the most for a United goalkeeper.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Millwall 01 May 1963 01 May 1966
Chelsea 01 May 1966 01 Sep 1966

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1966-67 Chelsea League Division One 1 1
1966-67 Manchester United FA Cup 2 2
1966-67 Manchester United League Division One 35 21 9
1967-68 Football League Inter League 1 1
1967-68 Manchester United European Cup 9 6
1967-68 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1 1
1967-68 Manchester United FA Cup 2 2
1967-68 Manchester United League Division One 41 24 16
1968-69 Manchester United European Cup 6 5
1968-69 Manchester United FA Cup 5 4 1
1968-69 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 2 1
1968-69 Manchester United League Division One 38 15 14
1969-70 Football League Inter League 1 1
1969-70 Manchester United FA Cup 9 4 2
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 8 6
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 37 20 14
1970-71 Manchester United League Division One 22 11 12
1971-72 Manchester United FA Cup 7 4 2
1971-72 Manchester United League Cup 6 5
1971-72 Manchester United League Division One 39 17 18
1972-73 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1972-73 Manchester United League Cup 4 4
1972-73 Manchester United League Division One 38 15 14
1973-74 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1
1973-74 Manchester United League Cup 1 1
1973-74 Manchester United League Division One 42 12 19
1974-75 Manchester United FA Cup 2 1
1974-75 Manchester United League Cup 7 5
1974-75 Manchester United League Division Two 40 30 2
1975-76 Manchester United FA Cup 7 5 2
1975-76 Manchester United League Cup 2 1 1
1975-76 Manchester United League Division One 38 19 13
1976-77 Manchester United FA Cup 7 3 4
1976-77 Manchester United League Cup 6 4 2
1976-77 Manchester United League Division One 40 21 14
1976-77 Manchester United UEFA Cup 4 2
1977-78 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1977-78 Manchester United League Cup 1 1
1977-78 Manchester United League Division One 23 11 10
1977-78 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Sep 1966 Southampton v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1965-66 England Under-23 3 2 1
1967-68 England International Friendly 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Nov 1965 England v France W 3-0 U23
24 Nov 1965 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 U23
20 Apr 1966 England v Turkey W 2-0 U23
22 May 1968 England v Sweden W 3-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.